21 November 2014, Friday, 16:53

Bashkortostan takes one of the first places in number of libraries in Russia - Deputy of the State Duma

 

UFA, 21 November 2014. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. Bashkortostan takes one of the first places in number of libraries in Russia. Total there are 1730 public libraries in cities and rural areas of the republic”, the co-leader of the party project "Libraries of Russia", the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Culture Zugura Rakhmatullina said in her online interview on the "United Russia" website.

Today the library network of the country has about 130 thousand libraries, including about 41 thousand public and more than 46 thousand school ones.

According to the parliamentarian, despite a reduction trend of recent years in number of libraries due to objective reasons, the network is retained and retained purposefully. It relates especially to rural areas, where a library, along with a school, is a major educational and cultural centre. This mission of library institutions is clearly recognised by municipal and regional authorities. "Library Life" is very productive and active in almost all regions where the project is implemented. It is full of numerous and interesting projects and creativity.