27 February 2010, Saturday, 14:27

Murtaza Rakhimov urged deputies to intensify work over strengthening of the positive image of Republic

author: Alfia Agliullina

“We have to activate our work on formation of the positive image of Bashkortostan in Russia and abroad” – the President RB said, taking the floor with the annual Message before the deputies of the State Council RB:

“We are working much and our achievements are evident but we have to learn how to demonstrate it better. The aim on further development of cooperation with the international UNO organizations – UNESCO, UNIDO and others as well as with the Islamic Conference Organization, TURKSOY and others remains especially important”.

The head of the Republic also turned the deputies’ attention to the necessity to intensify their activity on preservation and popularization of the objects of material culture RB, its history, traditions and natural treasures, including the World Heritage List.

In this respect one has to mark the activity of Ministry of culture and national politics RB. For the last years the Ministry has become the initiator of the plenty of actions in sphere of international relations, international and interregional cooperation.

Thus, in 2009 the representatives of Bashkortostan have taken place in 16 “sabantuy” festivals, held in Russian regions and abroad.

The Sabantuy (plough festival) in Istanbul (Turkey), the visit of the Republican delegation to Baku (Azerbaijan), the Days of Vietnam’s culture in Bashkortostan and the tour of Bashkir ballet in Mexico have become the most significant events.

In whole in 2009 our Republic was actively cooperating with such countries as Turkey, Byelorussia, Ukraine, Germany, Kazakhstan, France, Latvia, Spain and many others.

It is also worth mentioning that 2010 is declared the Achmet-Zaki Validi Year within the frames of the countries-the members of TURKSOY by TURKSOY General Directorate.