15 November 2011, Tuesday, 17:30

Rustem Khamitov met the participants of the V all-Russian Mothers Forum

author: news agency "Bashinform"

On November 15 the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met the participants of the V all-Russian Mothers Forum, held in Ufa on November 15-16, and the problems of motherhood and childhood protection were under discussion during this meeting, the public affairs service of the President RB reports.

Rustem Khamitov has mentioned that the forum, held in Ufa, is very important event and told the participants of the meeting about Bashkortostan, its economic potential, making special stress on oil mining and oil refining.

“Oil has been discovered on our territory still in the 30s of the XX century” — he said — “During the Great Patriotic War we were the main region in oil mining, producing fuel for aviation here. After the war oil refining branch was growing and new refineries and oil-chemical plants were erected here. Machine-building was growing too. Today we possess the biggest refineries in Russia. This is the merit of the Soviet power. Every fifth ton of benzene is produced in the Republic as well as every sixth ton of diesel fuel”.

The President RB touched on development of other branches of industry in Bashkortostan.

“We have big machine-building enterprises and we produce aviation engines for such air fighters as MIG and SU. Our engine plant is considered the biggest and the modernest in Russia. We have also a big enterprise for production of helicopters in the town of Kumertau. At present time this plant has the contracts till 2020. There are some other plants, producing units and equipment for aviation engines and airplanes. By the look of things we are the center of aviation and propulsion engineering in Russian Federation”.

Rustem Khamitov has mentioned that at present time 40% of population in Bashkiria lives in a countryside.

“In Russia, as you know, this figure is equal to 20% and here we have 40%. From the very ancient times Bashkirs were cattle-breeders – it was so 500 and 1000 years ago. This tradition of cattle-breeding is carefully preserved by the Republic now. At present time Bashkiria is found in the Top 5 of the most powerful agricultural producers in Russia. They are Krasnodar, region, Stavropol region, Rostov region, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan. Till recently we were the number one in the country by milk production. No we stand slightly behind Tatarstan but I am sure that in the nearest future we will be number one again”.

Talking about the forum of mothers the President RB has said that “families with many kids, motherhood and childhood are undoubtedly considered the top priorities for the Republic”.

For the reference: The international public association of charitable funds “Mother” is the founder of the forum of mothers. The first two forums have taken place in Moscow in 2002 and 2006, the third – in Saint-Petersburg in 2008 and the fourth – in Ulyanovsk in March 2011. The present forum is held in Ufa within the frames of the all-Russian action “The Future of Russia is in the Hands of Mothers”. The action will be over on November 30, 2011.