16 May 2010, Sunday, 15:24
author: Eugene Rakhimkulov
The elections of the delegates to the III Bashkir Kurultay from among of our compatriots, living abroad, have taken yesterday in Berlin during the gathering of EU Bashkirs. Representatives of Bashkir nations, living in Germany, France, the USA, Israel, Japan, Brazil, Portugal and other countries – more than 90 delegates from 13 countries in total complexity – have gathered in the Russian House of science and culture in Germany. 15 delegates have been elected for participation in the III World Bashkir Kurultay, which is to be held in Ufa on June 10-12.
“The decision concerning holding of such action was made for the first time” – the chairman of the World Bashkir Congress Azamat Galin said, addressing himself to the participants of the gathering – “By the recommendations of the Federal CIS affairs, compatriots and international humanitarian cooperation Agency the leadership of our Republic has reached the decision to hold the first gathering of the European Union’s Bashkirs in Germany because the Russian House of science and culture in Berlin is considered the biggest center of Russian culture in Europe”.
The President RB Murtaza Rakhimov sent his message of welcome to the participants of the gathering. “Bashkortostan is the only state formation in the world, called to keep and augment the lingual and cultural richness and national originality of Bashkir nation all over the world” – said in the message – “We undertake all necessary steps at all levels in order our compatriots, living abroad, would feel themselves a part of their nation. I am sure that in the conditions of globalization your forum will give a new impulse to further development and preservation of Bashkir culture, traditions and originality, serving an incentive for searching for new ways to solve our urgent problems”.
Representatives of Bashkir nation inhabit practically all continents and the offices of the World Bashkir Kurultay are available in 14 countries but irrespective of the residence of our compatriots they don’t loose their roots, keeping their culture everywhere.
“The destinies of all of you are closely concerned with Russia and Bashkortostan” – the State Advisor under the President RB Sergey Lavrentiev said – “The main goal of the forthcoming III World Bashkir Kurultay is estimation of the present state of Bashkir nation in the world and the prospects of its further development under new economic conditions. Our Republic should work up such development model, which would help the nation follow the way of progress at the same time preserving the national traditions and without support of our compatriots abroad it is too difficult to make a reality”.
Every candidate to the delegates has acquainted the comers with the situation of the representatives of Bashkir nation in the country of his residence. After voting and approval of the list of the delegates to the III World Bashkir Kurultay Azamat Galin has presented the honorable diplomas to our compatriots, making weighty contribution to strengthening of Bashkortostan’s image in the world community.