23 November 2010, Tuesday, 16:30

International conference, devoted to the 100th anniversary of the record of the epos “URAL-BATYR” to be held in Ufa on November 30

author: Marina Shumilova

The international conference “URAL-BATYR and spiritual heritage of the world”, devoted to the 100th anniversary of the record of the Bashkir epos “URAL-BATYR” and organized by the Institute of history, language and literature RB, the Academy of sciences RB, the Ministry of culture RB and by the UNESCO Affairs Committee RB, will take place on November 30 in Ufa.

The epos “URAL-BATYR” is considered one of the most ancient archaic legends of the Bashkir nation, standing in one line with such world masterpieces as Finnish “Kalevala”, German “Song about Nibelungs”, Kirghiz “Manas” and many others. “URAL-BATYR” is the unique source for investigation of mythology and it lifts the veil from the ancient history not just of Bashkir nation but of the world culture in a whole.

The forum, devoted to the 100th anniversary of the record of “URAL-BATYR”, will gather scientists from Ufa, Tyumen and Novosibirsk and also from Abkhazia and Germany.