02 February 2011, Wednesday, 15:08

Aislu Unusova: “We have everything for preservation and development of international unity”

author: Marina Shumilova

The director of the Institute of ethnological investigations RB, doctor of historical sciences Aislu Unusova says the announcement of 2011 the Year of international agreement in Bashkiria is quite timely decision.

“It comes out just in time, taking the international situation and situation in Russia in a whole into account, moreover the country doesn’t possess any thought-out and announced policy either in national or in religious spheres” – she said to the news agency “Bashinform” – “Bashkortostan is a multinational and multi-confessional Republic. Until now we lived on the common historical resource. Our Republic was always a model of poly-cultural and poly-religious development, based on the state national policy and on the state programs, in particular, on the program “Bashkortostan’s Nations” and some others. Now we search for new organizational forms and new approaches, moreover the program “Bashkortostan’s Nations” is meant till 2012. It is quite clear we need a new strategy in sphere of international relations in the future. We have everything for preservation and development of our international unity but one has to work over this problem all the time”.