09 June 2010, Wednesday, 17:14
author: Sergey Zakharov
“We’d like all people in Russia would hear about Bashkirs again because this nation deserves every kind of respect by its mentality and culture. Under the guidance of the President of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov we have to move only ahead, so we are working and will work over restoration of Bashkortostan's glory and greatness" — the chairman of the Bashkir kurultay in Saratov region and a delegate of the III World Bashkir kurultay Zufar Khakimov stated to “Bashinform” today.
This organization is considered one of the founders of the international union of public communities “The World Bashkir Kurultay (Congress)”.
At present time about four thousand Bashkirs live on the territory of Saratov region and the regional Bashkir kurultay was one of the first such organizations, established in Russian regions. It exists for more than 20 years and its activity is aimed at restoration of Bashkir culture, development of national education and national language. At present time the Saratov's Bashkir kurultay actively prepares itself for celebration of the 200th anniversary of the victory of Russia in the Patriotic War of 1812.