20 December 2010, Monday, 11:50
author: Finat Gazizov
The delegation of the Committee on UNESCO Affairs RB has visited the Baltic States on December 13-20 within the frames of the international action “Baltic Dialogue-following the tracks of Salavat Ulaev”. The staff of the Bashkir delegation consisted of the representatives of the Committee on UNESCO Affairs RB, the World Bashkir Kurultay (Congress) executive committee, pedagogues and representatives of intelligentsia. The delegation was headed by the chairman of the World Bashkir Kurultay (Congress) executive committee Ilgiz Sultanmuratov.
The delegation was staying in the capital of Estonia – Tallinn, where the official meetings with the representatives of the UNESCO Estonian National Committee and the Bashkir-Tatar community were held, on December 13-15. During these meetings the photo-exhibition and the concert with participation of the artists fr om the Bashkir State Philharmonic Society were organized. Besides, the delegation has visited the places of interest, concerned with the name of Salavat Ulaev. Together with the representatives of the local Bashkir society “AGIDEL” the delegation has paid a visit to the town of Paldiski, where the bilateral negotiations with the local administration were held. The delegation has visited the museum of Salavat Ulaev and laid the wreaths to his monument in the center of the town.
On December 16 the delegation has arrived in Riga, Latvia, wh ere it was met with the national cheer by the representatives of the Latvian Bashkir Congress, clothed in the national suits. Same day the conference and the photo-exhibition about Bashkortostan have been held. The evening folk show has taken place in the city concert hall.
On December 17 the Bashkir delegation has held a meeting with the representatives of the Commission on UNESCO Affairs in Latvia. The meeting with the participation of the members of the Bashkir delegation and the head of the Latvian committee on education, culture and sport Eugenia Algermane with her consultants has taken place after in Riga administration. In the course of the meeting the parties were exchanging with work experience in sphere of education and were discussing the prospects of cooperation in sphere of culture, science, education, youth exchanges and tourism.
On December 18-20 the delegation is found in Lithuania. Here the official meetings with the representatives of the Lithuanian National Commission on UNESCO Affairs, the photo-exhibition, devoted to Bashkortostan and the wide cultural program, organized by the artists of the Bashkir Philharmonic Society, the meetings with the representatives of the local Bashkir-Tatar community and the bus excursion round Vilnius have already taken place. On December 20 the delegation intends to visit the Trakaysky Castle and the town of Kaunas.