22 September 2011, Thursday, 21:06

Festival of Ukrainian culture started in Bashkortostan

author: Alfia Agliullina

The festival of Ukrainian culture will be held in Bashkortostan on September 22-24. It was solemnly opened today in Ufa in the trade center “GOSTINY DVOR” with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Russia Vladimir Elchenko, found on an official visit in Bashkortostan.

According to information of the Friendship House RB about 75 thousand Ukrainians live in Bashkortostan today – 1,9% of the Republican population. Ukrainians started to migrate to Bashkiria in the middle of the 18th century. The majority of the Ukrainian population – about 75% — live in the cities. About 13% live in the countryside, mainly in the central regions to the south from Ufa. The most numerous groups of Ukrainians live in Ufa, Sterlitamac, Davlekanovo and Belebey.