19 July 2010, Monday, 15:49
author: news-agency "Bashinform"
The empowering of the President RB Rustem Khamitov with the authority has taken place on July 19, 2010, at the special session of the State Council RB. The first President RB Murtaza Rakhimov has taken the floor before the deputies. The text of his speech is given briefly below:
“Dear Gregory Alexeevitch!
I think all of you understand quite well that depth of the emotions I‘m feeing these days. It happens only on the very peak of the professional and human career, on the height of the whole life. And my life is plainly visible: after difficult times of war, hard years of village life and years of studying – 35 years of working in the oil-processing sphere and 20 years — at the head of the Republic. These figures are in my work book and this is my work career and work report.
I have become the President RB in the period, when everything old crashed down and new realities came instead. We had to preserve all the best that time, to preserve the potential of our Republic and to hold the reforms in its interest, without heavy losses, avoiding the population’s pauperization and social shocks. Stability and balance, rapid development of the regions were as important for the whole country as never before.
This approach to the reforms stands for our philosophy and out strategy. We’ve passed this way with dignity and we aren’t ashamed before the founders of the Republic, before the generation of the war and the leaders of the earlier periods. Everyone should leave once and if it happens in time it is much better.
The historians will estimate later where we were lucky and where we not. The main criterion for any state person is the comparison in what state you accept the region and in what state you leave it. I hope everyone here will agree the results are to the fore. Our towns and villages, labor collectives and the whole outlook of Bashkortostan have cardinally changed. Practically our people live in absolutely new Republic and the country as well.
The attention to development of the nation, to the national policy, culture and traditions in such multinational and multi-religious regions as ours is not a fancy but the objective necessity of modern politics and it is important to preserve these things for the future!
We’ve done much in all branches of our economy, in the consumer market, in the systems of science, education, social maintenance and health protection, in transport infrastructure, housing construction and gasification. We've preserved and supported our agricultural sector and it is of paramount importance for our Republic. Now we have one of the best road networks in the country and same can be said about development of our economical and social systems. Bashkortostan actively cooperates with many international organizations and has powerful international ties with the whole world. We were purposefully busy with the problems of families with many kids, young families and older generations, paying attention to all layers of population and especially to our villagers. Much was invested to development of physical culture and sport and propaganda of healthy way of life. The most important thing is that we’ve managed to fix the adherence of our citizens to creation, to improvement and accomplishment of their life and to the rise of its quality. Thanks to out consolidated positions Bashkortostan by right holds a high place in the country. The Republic possesses stability, mutual understanding, peace and harmony and this state of the society should be preserved as the main treasure of the Republic.
I am happy that Rustem Zakievitch Khamitov will lead Bashkortostan – he is the man we all know quite well, the man, who possesses high professional and moral merits and big political, scientific and managerial experience. I always supported Rustem Khamitov. And today I also support his candidature to the post of the President RB and want everybody here to support him too!
I am sure Rustem Khamitov will successfully cope with all responsible tasks, imposed on him now. He owns the most progressive methods of management; he has enough professionalism, experience and human properties. He is able to make the necessary solutions
With all my heart I want to say many thanks to the whole population of Bashkortostan for its support and understanding!”