14 July 2011, Thursday, 18:09
author: Galya Nabieva
“When I was much younger, I happened to walk with a rucksack much” – the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov said at the opening ceremony of the XXI Republican tourist youth festival “TOURFEST-2011” – “And Id’ like to say I miss tourism now”.
“Bashkortostan is a beautiful Republic, meant for tourism, and water, pedestrian, horse and speleological routes should be laid here” – Rustem Khamitov believes – “You should become the base of the tourist brotherhood not only in Bashkortostan but in Russian Federation in a whole” – he stated, talking to the participants of the festival.
The festival is held from the 13th to the 17th of July in Archangelsky region of Bashkortostan near the village ABZAN and devoted to the Year for consolidation of the international concord in Republic of Bashkortostan.