15 April 2010, Thursday, 18:59

Bashkir-Bulgarian Friendship Society’s cultural center is opened in Ufa

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

Solemn opening of the cultural center of the society “Bashkortostan-Bulgaria” is opened in Ufa today. The members of the society, painters, working with them, Bulgarian students, studying at the Ufa State Oil Technical University and the young Bulgarian researcher Antoinette Seriani, .arriving in Ufa, came to celebrate this event.

“The history of our organization started not long ago” – the chairman of the society “Bashkortostan-Bulgaria” Yaroslav Schroeder tells – “Though such society worked in the Soviet epoch. But after the USSR breakdown it was closed. The idea to revive this society arouse about one year ago. At that we were supported by the Bulgarian Embassy in Russia and by the director of the fund “The Slavs”, Bulgarian Professor Zachariah Zachariev.

“We hope our center will become a small motherland for our Bulgarian friends, working and studying in Ufa” – the executive director of the society “Bashkortostan-Bulgaria” Tatiana Korobova tells – “We’d like to use our cultural center for organization of various exhibitions, meetings, musical evening parties, lectures, contests etc. The main thing is to create a favorable atmosphere for people in order they would feel themselves as at home”.

The society tries to develop tourist relations between Ural and Bulgaria. Thus, the international flight Ufa-Burgas was opened not long ago. Now citizens of Ufa may travel to Bulgaria by air without transfers. The first such flight will take place on June 6.