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International Mother Language Day is observed today

Today is the International Mother Language Day. It was established at the initiative of the 30th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999 aiming at preserving linguistic diversity and promoting multilingual education based on mother languages. "UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to linguistic diversity and encourages Member States to celebrate this Day in as many languages as possible, which should serve as a reminder of the key importance of linguistic diversity and multilingualism for sustainable development", it is stated on the website of the international organization.

Society

Olga Sosina from HC Agidel did not become bronze medalist of Olympics

The Russian women’s hockey players did not manage to win Olympic medals in Pyeongchang. Russians lost to the Finnish team in a match for the third place, which was held on February 21. The match ended with a score of 3: 2. The captain of the team from Russia, the forward of Ufa Agidel scored one goal.

Sport

Rapid tests to detect hemorrhagic fever are developed in Ufa

Rapid tests are being developed in Ufa to detect hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Every year this disease is diagnosed in dozens of residents of Bashkortostan, our region is endemic. To diagnose the disease at the very beginning is to save a person's life. The test developed by a smart guy from Bashkiria, a 6-year student of Bashkir State Medical University Valentin Kataev, allows diagnosing HFRS as soon as possible - in 5-15 minutes.

Society

Bashkortostan delegation went to Japan to study lean production

Representatives of Bashkortostan were included in a large delegation of the Russian Federation, which arrived in Tokyo to study the world experience in increasing labor productivity. The republic is represented by the heads of the Ministry of Industry and Economic Development Alexey Karpukhin and Sergei Novikov.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria provided tourism services for 17 billion rubles in 2017

According to statistics, the volume of services in a tourism sector over the past year amounted to more than 17 billion rubles - this figure remained at the level of 2016. The state program for the tourism development for 2012-2017 has been completed in the republic and a new one, "Development of Incoming and Inbound Tourism in the Republic of Bashkortostan" was adopted till 2023, which envisages two fundamentally new approaches: transition to cluster development and promotion of Bashkiria tourism, recalled the Chairman of the State Committee RB for Entrepreneurship and Tourism Vyacheslav Gilyazitdinov at a final board of the department.

Economy/Business

Native of Bashkortostan Olga Vilukhina and her former team partners sued Grigory Rodchenkov

Russian biathletes Olga Zaitseva, Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina filed a lawsuit against the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Committee Grigory Rodchenkov. This is reported by TASS with reference to the legal company Herbert Smith Freehills. The document, cited by the agency, in particular, says that this step was taken "due to a systematic defamation of the defendant against the athletes, which caused them serious damage or destroyed their careers and caused them huge financial, professional and reputation damage".

Sport

Rustem Khamitov suggested introducing regional maternity capital

A new measure of large families support - a regional maternity capital - may appear in our republic. This was stated by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov at a board of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Protection of the region. It is supposed that the funds of enterprises will be used to form the regional maternity capital.

Society

Rustem Khamitov met with First Deputy Chairman of Alfa-Bank's Board Oleg Sysuev

Yesterday in the House of the Republic the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the member of the Supervisory Board of the Alfa Group Consortium, Oleg Sysuev, the First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank. The meeting was also attended by the Alfa-Bank Vice President Vladimir Sobolev, Prime Minister of the Government RB Rustem Mardanov, Finance Minister RB Rida Subkhankulova, Managing Director of the National Bank for Bashkortostan of the Ural Central Bank of Russia, Marat Kashapov, and the general manager of the front office "Bashkortostan" Viktor Shumilov.

Economy/Business

Deposits of Bashkiria population reached 364.6 billion rubles - National Bank

The volume of the republican population deposits grew by 8.2% for 2017 against the all-Russian 7.4% and reached 364.6 billion rubles, it was stated at a meeting of the National Bank RB with the heads of financial organizations. According to experts, the interest of individuals in investing in securities is gradually increasing in the context of declining yield on deposits.

Economy/Business

Inflation rate has fallen to historic low in Bashkiria

The Bashkiria's financial sector operated in conditions of industrial and agricultural production activity, as well as restoration of consumer demand last year. As a result of the moderately tight monetary policy conducted by the Bank of Russia, the inflation rate fell to a historic low, totaling 2.

Economy/Business

Head of Bashkortostan CEC Haidar Valeev met with international observers

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Bashkortostan Haidar Valeev met with long-term observers from the International Observation Mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Natasha Tsullino and Eric Werner. The foreign observers were interested in some aspects of the republican electoral system functioning - working with the list of voters, training members of precinct election commissions and informing voters, interaction of the republic'

Politics

Bashkortostan entered Top-20 regions popular with tourists in Russia

The «TourStat» analytical agency, which is engaged in research of the tourism market in Russia and the CIS, published a rating of the most popular regions among travelers of the country. The Bashkortostan Republic took 17th place in it. In 2017 the tourist flow in the region grew by 15% and reached 2 million people.

Society

Ufa biathlete Anton Babikov will compete for Olympic medal in mixed relay race

Biathletes of the Russian national team plan to enter the top three of the strongest teams at the Olympics in South Korea in the "mixed relay" discipline. Among those who will fight for the medal is our Ufa sportsman Anton Babikov. This race will be the last competition for biathletes from Russia at the Games in Pyeongchang.

Society

It will warm up to zero values in Bashkiria: morning fog on roads

Night and morning fog is expected in Bashkortostan on Tuesday, February 20. Deterioration of visibility will be up to 500-1000 meters. According to experts from Bashkir Met Office, a light snow and snowstorm are expected in the daytime. Mostly dry weather will be in the south-eastern regions. "The wind will be southeastern turning to southwestern 7-12 m/s.

Society

HC Salavat Yulaev won Neftekhimik in friendly match

On Monday, February 19, the Ufa HC Salavat Yulaev hosted the first of two friendly matches with Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk) scheduled for the Olympic period. Both teams were left without their foreign players:  Linus Omark, Teemu Hartikainen and Joonas Kemppainen (Salavat Yulaev)

Sport

Ufa HC Agidel hockey player will compete for Olympic bronze in Russian national team

On February 19, the Russian women’s hockey team met in the Olympic semifinals with Canadians. Our girls lost in the game without scoring a point - 0: 5. Olga Sosina, the striker of the Ufa club Agidel competes as part of our national Olympic team. After the defeat in the semifinals, the Russians have a chance to compete for bronze medals of the Olympic Games.

Sport

Bashkortostan Property Ministry decided to direct dividends for Bashspirt and Ufa Airport development

The Ministry of Property of Bashkortostan will not receive dividends from two large joint-stock companies - Bashspirt and Ufa International Airport (owned by the republic) in 2018. The funds will remain at the companies’ disposal for the investment projects implementation, said the head of the department and the Deputy Prime Minister RB Evgeny Guriev at a final panel.

Economy/Business

Ex-teacher of Bashkir State University awarded Wolf Prize in Mathematics

New winners of the Wolff Prize - one of the most prestigious in the world are announced. In the section of mathematics, the prize was presented to the former Ufa native Vladimir Drinfeld and Alexander Beilinson, working together in Chicago (USA). This is reported by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Society

Average salary is announced in Bashkortostan

In Bashkortostan, an average nominal accrued salary of employees of organizations, including small businesses, reached 30,149 rubles in January-December 2017. This is by 6.7 percent more than in general for 2016. At the same time, the real salary was 3.7 percent to January-December of 2016 in the region, the Bashkortostan Statistics Agency informs.

Economy/Business

Headliners of "Pink Panther" jazz festival are announced in Ufa

The 22nd International Jazz Festival "Pink Panther" will be held in the capital of Bashkortostan on April 6-8. According to the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan, musicians from all over the world will gather in Ufa, including the famous Russian jazzman Igor Butman.

Culture

Flights from Ufa to Nizhny Novgorod are launched since March

UTair airline will perform regular flights to Nizhny Novgorod from Ufa starting from March 1, the State Transport Committee RB informs. Departures are scheduled five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays on an ATR 72 aircraft with a capacity of 70 passenger seats. Departure from Ufa will be at 18.

Economy/Business

BIZNO plant plans to become fifth resident of "Belebey" PDA in Bashkiria

The fifth resident of priority development area (PDA) may appear in Bashkir city of Belebey. On the sidelines of the Sochi Investment Forum, a tripartite agreement was signed between the Ministry of Economic Development of Bashkortostan, the administration of Belebey and the leadership of LLC Bashkir Innovation Plant of Oil and Gas Equipment.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria representatives to root for at Olympics on February 19

The Winter Olympic Games continue in South Korean Pyeongchang. Bashkortostan representatives take part in the main competitions of the four years. On the tenth day of the Olympics, on February 19, Russian women hockey players will compete with rivals from Canada for the right to reach the final. Recap that on February 17, the Russians defeated the team of Switzerland and for the first time in history reached the semifinals of the Olympic Games.

Sport

Former FC Ufa player was offered new contract of more than 200 million rubles a year

The 21-year-old Alexander Zinchenko, the ex-midfielder of the football club Ufa received a new offer from Manchester City. The club of the English Premier League is negotiating with the player about a two-fold increase in his contract - up to 50 thousand pounds a week. The annual salary of the football player will be more than 200 million rubles.

Sport

Rustem Khamitov discussed French investments in our republic at Sochi forum

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov discussed the prospects for implementing investment projects of French companies in the republic at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. He told about this in an interview with reporters on the results of the forum. “I was approached by the president of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who is preparing a visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the St.

Economy/Business

Bashkir Met Office: weekend will be sunny and next week - snowy

The weather forecasters of Bashkir Met Office announce what kind of weather is expected in the near future in the republic. According to the forecast, the weekend, February 16 and 17, will be mainly sunny. The nights will still be moderately frosty: -11, -16 C, in some areas of Bashkiria the temperatures will drop to -20, -25 C.

Society

Dmitry Medvedev met with heads of regions at Sochi-2018 Russian Investment Forum

The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev had a meeting with the heads of the regions at the Sochi-2018 Russian Investment Forum, which was also attended by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov. The topics of discussion were prospects for intergovernmental fiscal relations development, spatial development strategy and infrastructure constraints removal.

Politics

Bashkiria presented its organic production resources in Germany

The official delegation of Bashkortostan, paying currently a working trip to Germany, visited a BIOFACH organic food exhibition. The exhibition is held in Nuremberg, from February 14 to 17. As reported by the Bashinform News Agency, Russia was presented at this largest international exhibition for the first time.

Economy/Business

Cooperation Memorandum was signed between Bashkortostan Government, Agency for Strategic Initiatives and Vnesheconombank

Today, a Memorandum on Cooperation between the Government of Bashkortostan, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives for New Projects Promotion and Vnesheconombank was signed within the framework of the Russian Investment Forum Sochi-2018. The document was signed by the Head of the Republic Rustem Khamitov, ASI General Director Svetlana Chupsheva and Vnesheconombank Chairman Sergey Gorkov.

Economy/Business

Monthly income per average inhabitant of Bashkiria is calculated

An average per capita income of a resident of our republic exceeded 28,402 rubles per month for the year 2017. Real disposable income accounted for 98 percent in the region compared with 2016, the Bashkortostan Statistics Agency reports. As the statisticians note, the monetary incomes of the population in the past year were steadily growing.

Economy/Business

Cooperation agreement has been signed between Bashkortostan and Vladimir Region

On the sidelines of the Sochi 2018 Russian Investment Forum the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov and the Governor of the Vladimir Region Svetlana Orlova signed an agreement between the Government RB and the Administration of the Vladimir Region on trade, economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural cooperation.

Politics

Funds spent on cultural sector are disclosed in Bashkiria

The total amount of funding for the cultural sector in Bashkortostan amounted to more than 7.7 billion rubles in 2017, which made almost 4% of the consolidated budget of our republic. This was stated by the Minister of Culture RB Amina Shafikova at an expanded meeting of the ministry board following the results of the last year.

Culture

We would like to implement some projects jointly with VTB - Rustem Khamitov

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the Vice President and Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank Denis Bortnikov on the sidelines of the Sochi 2018 Russian Investment Forum. The parties discussed issues of the bank's participation in priority projects in various fields, further expansion of cooperation in the field of support and development of the economy real sector in the republic.

Economy/Business

Cooperation agreement with "Roskongress" and Association of Lawyers of Russia is signed in Sochi

An agreement on cooperation between the Roskongress Fund, the Government of Bashkortostan and the All-Russian Public Organization "Association of Lawyers of Russia" is signed at the Russian Investment Forum «Sochi-2018». The document was signed by the Head of the Region Rustem Khamitov, the director of the fund Alexander Stuglev and the Chairman of the Board of the Association Vladimir Gruzdev.

Society

Food prices went up in Bashkiria

Statisticians of the republic recorded another increase in prices for socially important food products. According to the data of the selective monitoring, carrots topped the list, which cost grew by 7.5 percent per week. A kilogram of this vegetable now cost an average of almost 23 rubles for residents of Bashkiria.

Economy/Business

Rustem Khamitov headed Bashkortostan delegation at Russian Investment Forum Sochi-2018

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov headed an official delegation of our republic at the Russian Investment Forum Sochi-2018, which runs from February 15 to 16. The Head of the Republic will take part in a plenary session of the Forum "Investing in the Regions - Investing in the Future", a meeting of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev with the heads of regions, and also will make a report on the formation of the priority development areas based on single-industry towns of the region.

Economy/Business

Bashkir athletes to root for at Olympics on February 15

The Winter Olympic Games continue in South Korean Pyeongchang. Recap that five athletes from Bashkortostan participate in the competitions. Today, the residents of our republic can root for at once three our Olympic athletes. A hockey match will begin at 12:40 Ufa time: our women's team will play against rivals from Finland.

Sport

Bannoe ski resort in Bashkortostan is in top holiday destinations on February 23

The Tvil.ru booking service compiled a rating of holiday destinations in Russia for the coming February holidays. The Bashkir ski resort "Bannoe" is in the Top-3. The first place, according to tradition, goes to the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort in the city of Sochi. The service researchers put a tourist center "Sheregesh" in the Kemerovo region on the second line.

Society

Direct flight from Ufa to Nizhny Novgorod will be launched in spring of 2018

Direct flights Nizhny Novgorod-Ufa will be launched in the spring of 2018. The flights will be operated by the Utair airline from March 1, according to the official website of the Nizhny Novgorod international airport Strigino. It is planned that the ATR-72-500 designed for 74 passengers will take off from Nizhny Novgorod to the capital of Bashkiria five times a week.

Society

Investment projects range should be much wider - Rustem Khamitov

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov stated that the republican enterprises should expand a range of implemented investment projects. He mentioned it at a board session of the Ministry of Industry and Innovation Policy of the region. According to the head of the republic, the investment activity of companies is decreasing.

Economy/Business

All Russian aviation flew on Ufa engines in Syria - Evgeny Semivelichenko

According to preliminary data, the proceeds of the UEC-UMPO amounted to 73.6 billion rubles in 2017 (the company has not yet published the financial statements). In conversation with journalists at the board of the Ministry of Industry RB in Sterlitamak, the managing director of the company Evgeny Semivelichenko called this indicator "a record in the newest history of the enterprise".

Economy/Business

Only 20 enterprises received subsidies from Russian Export Center in Bashkiria

The regional department of the Russian Export Center in Ufa has not fully spent the budget for 2017, stated its head Rimma Boitsova at the final board of the Ministry of Industry RB in Sterlitamak. The Ufa Russian Export Center, which was launched in the second half of last year, received 348 applications from 106 republican exporting enterprises and export-oriented ones.

Economy/Business

Rustem Khamitov: "We should integrate core specialists developing promising trends"

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov visited a co-working zone for students at the technopark of the Sterlitamak branch of Bashkir State University, where information technology projects are developed. One of them, a "Cloud School", was supported for the second consecutive year by the republican grant in the field of electronic learning.

Society

Social networks monitoring project to prevent cyber attacks was recognized as successful in Bashkiria

Experts named successful the project of the Bank of Russia to monitor the Internet and social networks to identify and prevent cyber attacks on financial institutions. The project is implemented at the National Bank for Bashkortostan. "The work is underway. Certain results are already available" the deputy head of the Central Directorate for Security and Information Rights of the Bank of Russia Artem Sychev told journalists at the Urals Forum in the Abzelilovo district of the republic.

Economy/Business

Rustem Khamitov supported "cloud polyclinic" project

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov visited a co-working zone for students at the technopark of the Sterlitamak branch of Bashkir State University, where the Sterlitamak IT community meets and information technology projects are developed. One of the projects - Panacea.Cloud - is a medical clinic located in the "cloud".

Society

Bashkortostan agrarians adopt German experience in organic farming

The Bashkortostan delegation led by the vice-premier of the republican government Ilshat Fazrakhmanov is paying an official visit to Germany. The purpose of the visit is to participate in the international exhibition of organic food products BIOFACH, as well as to develop cooperation in organic farming and production of environmentally friendly products.

Economy/Business

Ufa doctors were assisted by robot during surgery for first time in Russia

A robot surgeon assisted two experienced doctors at the Bashkir State Medical University (BSMU) Clinic in Ufa during a pelvic floor evisceration surgery. The rector of the medical university of the republic Valentin Pavlov and the head of the oncology department of the clinic Marat Urmantsev operated a young patient with the fourth cervical cancer stage together with the robot.

Society

Civil products share at republican defense industry enterprises exceeded 17 percent

In the republic, the share of civil and dual-use products exceeded 17 percent in 12 enterprises of the defense industry complex in 2017. This was reported by the Minister of Industry and Innovation Policy of Bashkortostan Alexei Karpukhin at an exit meeting of the board of the Industry Ministry. The task to increase the volume of civil products, produced by enterprises of the defense industry, was set by the head of the country Vladimir Putin.

Economy/Business

Film crew of "Russia Culture Bashkortostan" TV channel flew over Ural Mountains

A unique air expedition - flight over the South Urals was performed for the first time in the history of aeronautics. The team of the project "Cultural Season. Traveling over Bashkiria" made a flight in a balloon, for which they had been preparing for a year. Aerostats flew over the territories of the Shulgan-Tash State Natural Biosphere Reserve and "Bashkiria" National Park.

Culture

Modern elevators production is localized in Sterlitamak

During his working trip to the city of Sterlitamak, the Head of Bashkortostan, Rustem Khamitov visited the RUSKO LIFT Company, which is engaged in production of passenger and freight elevators, as well as elevator equipment since 2015. The enterprise located at "Inmash" Technopark  is included in the register of qualified contractors for the repair of elevators in 20 regions of Russia.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria will present its stand at Russian Investment Forum in Sochi

Bashkortostan will present its stand at the Russian Investment Forum, which will be held in Sochi on February 15-16. The concept of the "Event Industry as Regional Economic Development Driver" stand was developed by the Congress Bureau of Bashkortostan. The event will traditionally unite famous representatives of the financial and political life of the country, as well as attract foreign business leaders.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria Labor Ministry reminded of coming holidays in February and March 2018

In February there are three days of holidays, and in March - four days in a row starting from March 8. According to the Labor Code of the Russian Federation, February 23 - Defender of the Fatherland Day, March 8 - International Women's Day are non-working holidays. The press service of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Protection RB informs that a day off from Saturday, January 6, was transferred to Friday 

Society

Bashkortostan is active participant of digital economy development

Bashkortostan is an active participant of the digital economy development, the Prime Minister of the Government RB Rustem Mardanov said at the 10th Urals Forum on Information Security in the Financial Sphere that was taking place  today in Abzelilovo District. "Our task is to create in the region all conditions for projects implementation in the field of digital economy.

Economy/Business

Crowdfunding project in support of butterfly children is launched in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, the Social Technologies Center "Lomaya Bariery" (Breaking the Barriers) launched a crowdfunding project "Magic Keys for Butterfly Children" in support of children suffering from epidermolysis bullosa. Fundraising is conducted through the crowdfunding platform "Planet". Piano or synthesizer classes are one of forms of remedial hand gymnastics for children with such a rare genetic disease, the organizers explain.

Society

Urals Forum discusses financial sector information security in Bashkiria

The tenth Ural Forum "Information Security of Financial Sphere" opened at "Bannoye" resort in the Abzelilovo district of Bashkortostan. The initiator of the annual forum is the Bank of Russia with the support of the Government of Russia, the State Duma, the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Security Service, Roskomnadzor (

Economy/Business

Bashkiria increased metal products sale up to 37.6 thousand tons in January

In January 2018 the Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant (BMK) shipped consumers 4% more metalware than in January last year. In January, BMK sold 37.6 thousand tons of metal products. The plant has increased the supply of products to electrode enterprises and companies in the oil and gas, machine-building, automotive and construction industries.

Economy/Business

"Eastern Exit" project from Ufa to the M5 highway will be completed by spring 2018

Construction of a road tunnel, a bridge over the Ufa River, overpasses and roads from Ufa with access to the M-5 Ural highway - these are projects that the Bashkiria Government plans to implement in the format of public-private partnership. On February 12, at a briefing, the Chairman of the Transport Committee RB described how a package of major projects was formed.

Economy/Business

Ufa native Anton Babikov was 40th in men's pursuit race at 2018 Olympics

The 40th place was taken by Ufa biathlete Anton Babikov in a pursuit race at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. The athlete missed four times. The French biathlete Martin Fourcade took the gold. The second was Swede Sebastian Samuelson, the third - German biathlete Benedikt Doll. The day before Anton Babikov finished the 57th in sprint among 87 biathletes.

Sport

Konstantin Tolkachev will assess integrity of European electoral processes in Strasbourg

The Speaker of the Bashkir Parliament Konstantin Tolkachev went to Strasbourg, where he would take part in the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in the Palais de l'Europe. Legislators will consider observance of human rights at the local and regional level, the local democracy level in Europe, conformance with the European Charter of Local Self-Government in the member states of the Council of Europe, analyze the results of monitoring for municipal elections in Georgia and Macedonia last autumn.

Politics

Russian Government is considering winter school holidays transfer

In Russia, a flexible schedule of winter school holidays should be introduced, which would coincide with a ski season start, so that families can plan a holiday at ski resorts. This view is held by the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin, RBC reports. In his opinion, such measures are necessary for the tourist ski resorts development in the North Caucasus.

Politics

Bashkortostan Labor Ministry announced new sum of unemployment benefit

The Ministry of Labor of Bashkiria announced an average unemployment benefit in the republic for January. Compared to December, it slightly decreased and amounted to 4,153 rubles. The minimum size of the benefit is now 977.5 rubles, the maximum - 5 635. "As of February 1, the minimum unemployment benefit is paid in the region to 6.

Economy/Business

Ufa brand is presented at High Fashion Week in New York

The Ufa brand "ZESHOP/JEDEESSE" takes part in a fashion show within the High Fashion Week at one of New York's venues - "Pier59studio". Zhanna Bairasheva, a blogger and a TV presenter of Bashkir satellite television and her business partner, Julia Mikhailova, together with her team "Store" (

Society

Bashkiria will host aeronautics festival for first time

In Bashkiria, the Samrau Aeronautics Festival will start on February 20 on Bannoe Lake, the Russian Event Award informs. "A program has been developed for children and adults on the launch site for participants of the flights, balloon rides, a concert, and in the evening a show-installation with luminous balls," said the organizer of the unique event, the head of the development department of the Yakty-Kul spa resort Salavat Nafikov.

Society

Rustem Khamitov congratulated Semen Elistratov on first Russian medal at 2018 Olympics

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov in a telephone conversation congratulated the short track athlete Semen Elistratov on a bronze medal, which was the first for Russian athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Rustem Khamitov thanked the athlete for his successful performance on behalf of all residents of our republic and wished him further success and victories in the upcoming Olympic starts.

Sport

Ninth applicant applied for PDA resident status in Kumertau

In the city of Kumertau, a working group on consideration of applications from legal entities for obtaining a PDA (priority development area) resident status received a package of documents of "Production Company" Yuzhural-Oil" LLC, which plans production of telescopic masts with a crown block for oil and gas industries.

Economy/Business

Number of Bashkiria residents moved to other regions is announced

In 2017, 53.6 thousand residents of Bashkortostan left the republic. 51 thousand people resettled to Bashkiria. About 93 thousand more people migrated inside the republic, Bashkortostan Statistics Agency reports. The total migration loss in the region in the past year was -2 607 people. In January-December 2016, the decrease was -7 390 people.

Society

Venue for most popular race "Ski Track of Russia 2018" is defined in Ufa

On February 10, a mass ski race "Russian Ski Track 2018" will be held in Bashkiria. In our republic, the city of Ufa was chosen as its central venue. The race will be held at the Akbuzat racetrack. The grand opening will take place at 12.00. The awarding ceremony is scheduled for 14.20. Anyone can take part in the race: both professional athletes and amateurs.

Sport

High-tech medical care volume in Bashkiria increased six-fold - Rustem Khamitov

Since 2011, the volume of high-tech medical care in the republic has increased six-fold. This was reported by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov at a meeting of the Council for Science yesterday. “Now 50% patients receive high-tech medical care in the republic. Its volume increased from 500 million rubles to almost 3 billion rubles in 2017 compared with 2011.

Society

Olga Golodets is appointed as Chairman of Organizing Committee of World Folklore Festival-2020 in Ufa

On February 6, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on the composition of the Organizing Committee for the preparation for the World Folklore Festival -2020 in Ufa. The vice-premier of the Government of the Russian Federation Olga Golodets was appointed as its chairman. The vice-presidents of the Organizing Committee are the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky and the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov.

Culture

Russian fans held campaign to support athletes in Montreal

A group of fans of the Russian Olympic team, dissatisfied with a doping scandal, which cost dozens of athletes participating in two consecutive Olympics, held a campaign in front of the World Anti-Doping Agency headquarters in Montreal. The fans projected words to the building of the WADA headquarters: "The only doping among the Russian Olympic team is our support and love.

Society

Statisticians announced food prices in Bashkortostan

Republican statisticians reported consumer prices for socially significant products in January this year. According to the selective monitoring of the Bashkortostan Statistics Agency, a kilogram of beef (except for boneless meat) cost 303 rubles in January, pork  - 231 rubles, lamb - 353 rubles, chilled and frozen chicken - 109, frozen fish 

Economy/Business

New resident of "Kumertau" PDA will produce ice cream waffle cones

The Kumertau food enterprise "Icehot" will become the eighth resident of the priority development area (PDA) in the mono-town. The corresponding agreement was signed between the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the administration of Kumertau and the enterprise that produces waffle cones for ice cream.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria enterprise - prize-winner of All-Russia occupational safety competition

The Ufa Aggregate Enterprise “Gidravlika” of the Technodynamics Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) became a winner of the industry review contest "The Best Enterprise in Occupational Safety", which was attended by organizations from Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Perm Territory, Rostov, Moscow, Tambov, Ulyanovsk Regions, cities of Irkutsk and St.

Economy/Business

Inflation in Russia slowed to 0.3% in January 2018

On February 7, 2018, the Rosstat Federal State Statistics Service reported that the consumer price index in the country in January was 0.3%. This is by 0.1% less than in December 2017. The inflation slowed by 2.2% in annual terms. Although, it was estimated at 2.5% at the end of last year.

Economy/Business

One more flight from Novosibirsk to Ufa will be launched in spring

Additional flights from Novosibirsk to Ufa will be launched in the spring of 2018. The S7 airline will fulfill them. This is reported on the official website of the airline. Aircrafts will arrive in Ufa on Tuesdays and Saturdays and fly back - on Wednesdays and Sundays. The air communication between Siberia and Bashkiria will begin on April 28.

Society

Liliya Gumerova spoke at exhibition honoring 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment between Russia and Azerbaijan

The Senator from Bashkiria, the first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Science, Education and Culture Liliya Gumerova delivered a speech at an exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations establishment between Russia and Azerbaijan. "It has come a long way for 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Politics

Garanichev and Nechkasova won sprint at Russian Biathlon Cup in Ufa

On Wednesday, February 7, the fifth stage of the Russian Biathlon Cup started in the capital of Bashkiria. The first winners have already received their awards. According to the Union of Biathletes of Russia, Evgeny Garanichev, representing the Tyumen region, won gold in 10 km sprint race among men.

Sport

Bashkiria capital will host largest IMBW-2018 industry event

The first International MICE Business Week (IMBW) forum in Ufa will create conditions for the promotion of territories and infrastructure development, increase a prestige of the MICE industry, create motivation for improving quality of services. "We supported an initiative to hold the International MICE Business Week in Ufa and see an opportunity not only in creating a new professional platform for the Russian meeting industry and MICE segment, but also in showing all the richness and beauty of Bashkir culture, modern congress infrastructure and hospitality.

Economy/Business

Ufa entered list of most budget-friendly cities for travel in Russia in 2018

According to the search engine Skyscanner, a trip to the capital of Bashkortostan is considered budget-friendly in 2018. The cost of roundtrip flight starts from 5,5 thousand rubles. Analysts did not take into account prices for accommodation and food. But one of the most expensive destinations was the city of Sochi: a week for one person will cost about 44 thousand rubles.

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