27 July 2011, Wednesday, 19:16

Rustem Khamitov has held a meeting with the editors-in-chief of the Republican mass-media

author: news agency "Bashinform" | photo: Oleg Yarovikov

On July 27 the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has given a talk to the editors-in-chief of the Republican mass-media in the Republic House. The problems of interaction between mass-media and authority, distribution of competences between the federal center and Russian regions, the existing problems in the Republic and the ways of their overcoming were under discussion there.

Rustem Khamitov told what events the mass-media had to cover in the nearest future.

“We are facing rather extended pre-election and election periods – rather long period of time, which starts in December. The election campaign to the State Duma has practically started; the elections of the President RF and the elections to the Ufa Council start on March 2012 and the election to the State Council-Kurultay-RB will be held in March 2013. This is the time when all relations in the society become more strained and it is quite understandable. We have to pass this period without serious shocks, if possible, and all conflicts and clashes, which might arise, mustn’t stagger the basics of our society. And in this respect I maximize the role of mass-media in these processes” – the head of the region said.