24 February 2015, Tuesday, 12:12
UFA, 24 February 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Iliya Spiridonov/. On February 23, in Ufa the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov took part in the ceremony dedicated to the Defender of the Fatherland Day. The Head of the Republic laid fresh flowers to the Eternal Flame at the monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union Alexander Matrosov and Minnigali Gubaidullin in Victory Park.
Then Rustem Khamitov held a meeting with veterans of the Great Patriotic War at the National Museum of Military Glory and presented them commemorative medals in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory.
Rustem Khamitov told them about the celebratory preparations to the anniversary of the Victory, as well as to the SCO and BRICS Summits to be held in summer in Ufa.
Discussing the economic situation in the region, the Head of Bashkortostan noted the need for coordinated activity of the government and business.
The Head of the Republic wished the veterans to remain "in the ranks" and to continue active participation in public activities.
Full transcript of his speech and the list of awardees are published on the official website of the Head of the Republic.