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Rustem Khamitov signed law on increasing subsistence level of pensioners

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov signed a law that establishes the size of the subsistence level of pensioners for 2018. The document is published on the republican official portal of the legal information. According to the signed law, the amount of the subsistence minimum of a pensioner in the Republic of Bashkortostan is set at 8,320 rubles for 2018.

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Bashkiria inhabitants purchased 14.5 thousand new cars in last quarter

Inhabitants of Bashkiria purchased 14,529 new cars for the third quarter, of which 9 941 of loan cars. The republic ranked 6th in the Russian rating on the results of the period, the "Green Finance" leasing company reported. In July-September, the company's customers spent an average of 388.6 thousand rubles on the purchase of used cars, and 482.

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Putin instructed to work out plan to abandon unfinished housing sales

The President RF instructed the relevant ministries to elaborate an issue of smooth transition from the shared housing construction to a mechanism of project financing, RIA Novosti reports citing the head of the Ministry of Construction Mikhail Men. He said that it is necessary to prepare a "step-by-step transition through bank support from shared construction to project financing using banks, after the final stringent requirements to developers have been put into effect" (

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More than half of cars purchased through loans in Russia

In Russia, over 200,000 loan cars were bought for the third quarter of 2017. This figure has not been so high since 2015. The data are presented in a joint study by the "Autostat" agency and the National Bureau of Credit Histories. The number of car loans increased by 3% compared to the same period last year.

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Working population number increased in Bashkiria

According to the population survey on employment issues conducted by Rosstat in the third quarter of this year, the average workforce exceeded 2.054 million people in Bashkortostan. Of these, 1,940 million people are employed in the economy, and 111,300 are unemployed, using the criteria of the International Labor Organization (

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Ufa Kashkadan Park reconstruction project is presented on All-Russian portal "Cities of Future"

The reconstruction project of Kashkadan Park in Ufa is presented on the All-Russian portal «Cities of the Future» among 235 projects implemented in 40 cities. "The main task of the Ufa park reconstruction is to disclose a potential of Lake Kashkadan by creating a circular pedestrian route. The sports zone and attractions are planned to be preserved and provided with new infrastructure.

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Ufa Digital Day will present targeting and georeferencing technologies based on BIGDATA

On October 26, in Ufa at a large-scale digital conference, MegaFon will present state-of-the-art marketing tools: georeferencing service based on BIGDATA, as well as a targeted mailing service for effective communication with customers. The Ufa Digital Day conference, a bright regional event in the field of Internet marketing and web development, will be held this year for the second time.

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Breeding-genetic center and feed mill will be created in Bashkiria

The list of priority investment projects in Bashkortostan was supplemented by two new facilities with a total investment of about 3.4 billion rubles and creation of 286 jobs. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of the region, it is planned to build a feed mill in the Davlekanovo district.

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Central Bank will protect Russians from loss of pension savings

The Central Bank is going to delegate control over transitions of citizens from some non-state pension funds (NPFs) to other self-regulating organizations in order to protect Russians from the loss of savings. As «Izvestia» notes, this measure is aimed at solving the problem of transferring citizens from one fund to another without their knowledge.

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Controlling stake in Belebeyevsky Dairy Plant will be sold to French concern

The Holding Concern Intel Co (Group of Companies Neral), which owns a 100% stake in Belebeevsky Dairy Plant, is going to sell the majority stake in the company to the French group of companies Sevencia Fromage & Dairy. According to RBC-UFA, the agreement on intentions was signed by the president of the Neral group of companies Ernst Isaev and the president of the French concern Alex Bongrain.

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Capital of Bashkiria entered Top-10 most expensive megacities for housing prices

Ufa reached the Top 10 most expensive megacities of the country in terms of prices for residential real estate. The average cost of an apartment in the city is 2.56 million rubles, the price per square meter is 59.6 thousand rubles, an average area of an apartment for sale is 50.8 square meters. The results of the study by the Yula service are analyzed by RBC-Ufa.

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Vladimir Putin instructed to retain benefits for small businesses

President Vladimir Putin instructed Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to consider a possibility of preserving financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is reported by Izvestia referring to the resolution of the head of state. In 2017, SME financing was reduced to 7.5 billion rubles due to a fall in budget revenues.

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Russians spent 1.4 trillion rubles for new cars this year

This year, Russians spent 1.4 trillion rubles for buying new cars. From January to September revenues from cars sale increased by 13% compared to the last year, the "Autostat" analytical agency reports. During this period, 1 million 47.2 thousand cars were sold in the Russian market, which is by 10.

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Hospitality and Travel Industry Forum date is announced in Bashkiria

The Bashkir capital will host the annual Hospitality and Travel Industry Forum from November 15 to 17. Ufa will become the center of attraction for those engaged in tourism and hospitality area. According to the press service of the regional government, China, Switzerland, Greece and Iran have already expressed their desire to participate in the events of the forum.

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Grain harvest in Bashkiria is almost 0.5 million tons more than in 2016 - Ministry of Agriculture

The grain harvest in Bashkortostan significantly exceeded last year's figures. According to the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture RB, the gross grain harvest has already reached 3.837 million tons. A year ago 3,373 million tons were collected in the region. Among the best grain and leguminous crops are the farms of Sterlitamak, Meleuz, Chekmagush, Baimak and Ilishevo districts.

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Bashkiria strengthens trade and economic relations with Norway

During an official visit of the Bashkortostan delegation to Norway, the Minister of Economic Development Sergey Novikov met with the executive director of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Jarle Forbord. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of Bashkortostan, opportunities and prospects of bilateral cooperation were discussed at the meeting.

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Bashkortostan retains leading positions in poultry meat production in Russia

Bashkortostan continues to hold the leading position among the regions of the country in poultry production by agricultural organizations. These are the results of work for the first nine months of this year. "Tambov, Belgorod, Tula, Kursk, Volgograd, Moscow regions, and the Republic of Bashkortostan have increased the production of poultry in agricultural organizations, and the Leningrad, Tyumen, Tula, Yaroslavl, Omsk, Rostov regions and the Krasnodar Territory are leading in increasing the production of eggs," stated Director of the Department of Livestock and Breeding of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Kharon Amerkhanov.

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Grain harvest exceeded 3.8 million tons in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, 3.835 million tons of grain were harvested with an average yield of 22 centners per hectare. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the republic, the highest yield is in Chekmagush District, where 39.7 centners of grain are received from each hectare. 32.6 and 30.7 centners of grain are harvested per hectare in Sterlitamak and Meleuz Districts.

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Bashkiria among top three leaders in production of greenhouse vegetables – Russian Agriculture Ministry

Bashkiria is among the top three in the country for the production of greenhouse vegetables. The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia announced data on the greenhouse vegetables harvesting, which grew by 26%. "The leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables in agricultural organizations and farms among the subjects of the Russian Federation were Krasnodar Territory - 76.

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"Green" energy onset will continue - Rustem Khamitov

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov talked about prospects for the alternative types of energy development in the republic at the Russian Energy Forum in Ufa. According to him, currently the traditional types of electricity are "in their prime of life", so the "green" energy sector cannot yet compete with them.

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Trans-Urals industrial development will require combined types of electricity generation - Rustem Khamitov

Construction of large industrial facilities in the Bashkir Trans-Urals will require combined types of electricity generation to prevent its shortage. This was stated by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov during the Russian Energy Forum, which takes place in Ufa. “From the construction point of view, we have two enterprises in Trans-Urals on the way today.

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Zatonskaya CHP plant will start operating in spring 2018

On October 17, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov took part in the plenary session of the 17th Russian Energy Forum, which takes place in the exhibition complex VDNKH-Expo in Ufa. Before the meeting, the head of the republic inspected an exposition of the 23rd specialized exhibition "Heat Supply.

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Businessmen from Bashkiria departed to Norway for "Regions of Russia" Forum

Today, on October 17, a business forum "Regions of Russia" was opened in Oslo. It involves a delegation from Bashkiria, which included entrepreneurs and officials from Mezhgorye, Beloretsk and Karaidel districts, representatives of the Russian Export Center. The purpose of the forum is to inform the Norwegian business circles about the Russian regions and their investment attractiveness, as well as to establish primary contacts with foreign business associations, the Ministry of Economic Development RB reported.

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1700 heads of cattle were destroyed because of foot and mouth disease - Ministry of Agriculture

In Bashkiria, 1.7 thousand heads of cattle were seized and destroyed during the elimination of the consequences of the foot and mouth disease virus outbreak. Basically, it is beef cattle, goats and sheep, the Ministry of Agriculture RB explained. As reported by the Bashinform News Agency, the foot and mouth disease virus was detected in two districts - Tuymazy and Buzdyak.

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Plane named after Mustai Karim carries out regular flights over Russia

The new domestic passenger aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 received the name of the national poet of Bashkortostan Mustai Karim, entered the park "Aeroflot" at the end of September 2017. The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov addressed to the management of the Aeroflot with an initiative to the name of the aircraft after Mustai Karim.

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Vladimir Putin called to support foreign agricultural machinery manufacturers

The Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the necessity to allocate additional funds from the budget for subsidizing foreign companies for agricultural machinery production with a high level of localization in the territory of the Russian Federation. The head of state raised this issue at a meeting on the development of agriculture in Voronezh.

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Bashkiria agrarians harvested 138 thousand tons of buckwheat

Buckwheat harvesting is coming to an end in Bashkortostan. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the republic, buckwheat is collected from the area of 123 thousand hectares, which is 97 percent of the plan. With an average yield of 11.2 centners per hectare in the region, some 138 thousand tons of buckwheat have been threshed.

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Bashkortostan entered Top-10 IT development rating of Russian regions

Bashkortostan entered the Top-10 IT development rating of the Russian regions by the end of 2017, which the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation presented at a meeting of the Council for Regional IT Development. The republic has significantly improved its position in the rating, having moved at once by 24 points - from 31st to seventh place.

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Labor Ministry named most popular occupations in September

In September, the most popular specialists in Russia were various engineers: engineers-technologists, engineers of control and measuring devices, technicians-technologists, industry specialists in machine tools. This is reported by «Izvestia». According to experts, this may tell about some change in the economic development model from the consumption-oriented to the technology and industry-oriented one.

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Minimum set of food products rose in price in Russia in September

The minimum set of food products has risen in price by only 1.1% in September. Its cost is 3729.1 rubles. In August, growth in relation to the beginning of the year reached 4.1%, Izvestia reported. According to experts, the product minimum cost is affected by the growth in the production of livestock products - pork, poultry and eggs.

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Demand for child labor was analyzed in Bashkiria

The HeadHunter research service interviewed representatives of Bashkir companies regarding their attitude toward employment of adolescents and readiness to create jobs for underage applicants. It turned out that 21% of respondents already employ teenagers over 14 years old for temporary or permanent work or internship.

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Sugar beet harvest exceeded 1 million tons in Bashkiria

In Bashkortostan, currently more than 1 million tons of sugar beets have been harvested. About 600 thousand tons were delivered to sugar refineries, half of which have already been processed. According to the Ministry of Agriculture RB, sweet root crops were harvested from the area of 33.3 thousand hectares, which is 64 percent of the plan.

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Nobel Prize winner will be speaker at Russian Energy Forum in Bashkiria

The Russian Energy Forum will be held in the capital of Bashkortostan at VDNKh-Expo from October 17 to 20. One of its key speakers will be the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the international group of experts on climate change, the general director of the Center for Energy Efficiency – 21st Century, Igor Bashmakov.

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47th Apimondia Congress in Ufa will be devoted to solving global beekeeping issues

  "According to the signed agreement with Apimondia, the focus of the 47th congress will be made on a bee - as a factor of the economic and ecological well-being of our mankind. It is supposed to pay attention to keeping and breeding bees technologies, production of beekeeping products and prevention of their falsification", said the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Bashkortostan Ilshat Tazhitdinov in his interview.

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Rental housing has risen in price by almost 5% in Bashkiria

In the third quarter of 2017, the average rental price of apartments increased by 4.8%. This conclusion was reached by experts of the Domofond.ru portal, who compared prices with the indicators of the second quarter of the year. The republic in this ranking was included in Top-5 subjects, where growth was most noticeable.

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Rosneft’s Volga Petrochemical Cluster will be created at Ufaorgsintez

Rosneft intends to develop a Volga Petrochemical Cluster with its centers in Ufa and Samara. This was stated by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov during his speech at the solemn meeting dedicated to the Republic Day. He noted a positive effect of the republic's cooperation with the company and told about the plans of the oil giant.

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Most unusual vacancies are announced in Bashkiria

HeadHunter named the most unusual vacancies in autumn, both in Bashkortostan, and in the Urals and Siberia as a whole. Content creation for VKontakte groups and Instagram accounts, and track trends in the SMM area are the main responsibilities of an SMM copywriter in Ufa. At the same time, the company offers an opportunity to realize your abilities with subsequent growth to the main copywriter.

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Bashkiria delegation took part in Russian-Armenian forum

The delegation of Bashkortostan took part in the 6th Russian-Armenian Interregional Forum in Yerevan. It was held in conjunction with the 2nd International Forum of the Eurasian Partnership. The forum was organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development of the Republic of Armenia.

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Prices for food have fallen for the first time since 2011 - Rosstat

Inflation renewed the historical minimum. In September, prices rose by only 3% compared to September last year, according to Rosstat. Compared to August, they decreased by 0.1%, that is, Rosstat recorded a monthly deflation, unusual for September. Last time when September prices fell compared with August was recorded in 2011 (

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Oil extraction plant is launched at full capacity in Kumertau

A full-scale launch of an anchor investment project - an oil extraction plant - took place in Kumertau. Implementation of the "Oil Extraction Plant in Mayachny of Kumertau District" project was promoted by the joint work of the republic and the Mono-City Development Fund. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the region, within the framework of the agreement on co-financing concluded between the Fund and Bashkortostan, five infrastructure facilities for a total amount of over 310 million rubles were built for the investment project.

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Vietnamese investors plan to build dairy complex in Bashkiria

The Government of Bashkortostan signed in Moscow an agreement on cooperation with the Vietnamese company TH True Milk, a part of the TH Group Corporation. The document was signed by the Prime Minister of the Republican government Rustem Mardanov and the corporation CEO Hoang Kong Chang at the Russian Agricultural Exhibition "Golden Autumn".

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Sistema proposed amicable settlement to Rosneft

Sistema JSFC offered Rosneft a settlement agreement on the suit for 170.6 billion rubles, the federal media reported. The Chairman of the Rosneft Board Igor Sechin told Interfax that the company would not be able to consider Sistema's proposal as a proposal for a settlement. According to him, everything should be within the framework of judicial decisions.

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More than 2 billion rubles is allocated for landscaping and creation of parks in Bashkortostan capital

More than 2 billion rubles without taking into account sponsorship funds were allocated for the improvement of Ufa parks and construction of new ones. These are mostly federal budget funds allocated as part of the implementation of housing and utilities services projects. Over the past six years 28 parks have been reconstructed and 19 new parks and squares have been built in the city.

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More than 1 billion rubles were allocated to form comfortable urban environment from federal and republican budgets

Total more than 1 billion rubles have been allocated from the federal and republican budgets for the improvement of yards and public areas within the priority project "Formation of Comfortable Urban Environment". Such figures were announced by the Head of the Region Rustem Khamitov at a meeting of the interdepartmental commission on this issue.

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Bashkiria will receive 59 million rubles for creation and modernization of agro-industrial complex objects

Bashkortostan will receive 58.9 million rubles for the creation and modernization of agro-industrial complex facilities, as well as for the purchase of machinery and equipment. The corresponding order is published on the portal of the Government of Russia. According to the published document, 38 regions of the country will receive federal subsidies for this purpose this year.

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Bashkiria delegation will take part in all major events of "Golden Autumn" Russian Agricultural Exhibition

Today, the 19th Russian Agricultural Exhibition "Golden Autumn" will open in Moscow. The official delegation of Bashkortostan, led by the Prime Minister of the Republican government Rustem Mardanov, takes part in the events of the exhibition. The delegation includes Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Bashkortostan Irek Mukhametdinov, Minister of Agriculture of the region Ilshat Fazrakhmanov, heads of a number of districts, heads of the regional agriculture departments, leading farms, managers of agro-industrial enterprises and production leaders.

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Head of Bashkiria will choose project of Ufa high-speed transport development in December

The project for the development of high-speed transport in Ufa will be determined by the Head of Bashkiria in December. As Timur Mukhametianov, the head of the State Committee for Transport and Road Facilities, stated at a meeting with journalists, the department jointly with the Ufa administration, specialists of local design institutes and experts from design agencies of Moscow and St.

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Bashkiria budget allocated funds for bringing Ufa culture workers’ salary in accordance with May decrees

The republican budget will allocate 175.8 million rubles for salaries payment to the culture workers of Ufa to achieve the indicators set by the May decrees of the Russian President. This was reported by the press service of the Government of Bashkortostan. The subsidy will be allocated at the expense of the funds provided for economic and social stability maintenance.

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Russian coins won International Coin Contest

Commemorative coins of the Bank of Russia minted by the St. Petersburg Mint, became the winners of the 11th International Coin Contest "Coin Constellation - 2017". According to the press service of the Central Bank, in the nomination "The Gold Coin of the Year" the coin "Historical and Architectural Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent in Moscow" with a face value of 10 thousand rubles from the "Russia in the World, Cultural and Natural Heritage of UNESCO" series was awarded.

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Modern carsharing service opened in Ufa

In Ufa a Delimobile new service began to operate. The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov estimated the peculiarities of the system operation and the benefits of carsharing. Carsharing is a kind of short-term car rental with a per-minute or an hourly rate, usually used for short city trips. The service assumes a possibility to return a car at any of the service points.

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Russia’s bid to host Apimondia 2021 will be considered in Istanbul

On October 3, a country to host the 47th Congress "Apimondia" and the ApiExpo 2021 exhibition will be determined at the Congress of the International Federation of Apiculture Associations "Apimondia" in Istanbul. Voting on the venue will take place during the General Assembly of Apimondia. The Russian bid was presented here on September 30.

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Packing vegetable oils plant to appear in Bashkiria

The list of priority investment projects of Bashkortostan has been supplemented with the project on the vegetable oils packing plant. The total investment of the project reaches almost 858 million rubles, 70 new jobs will be created. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of the republic, the plant for packing vegetable oils will appear in the settlement, where up to 400,000 bottles of sunflower oil are produced daily.

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October 11 is non-working day in Bashkiria

In October, the residents of the republic will have an additional day off. On October 11, the Republic Day is celebrated in Bashkortostan. In accordance with the "On festive and memorable days in the Republic of Bashkortostan" law this day is a non-working holiday. In 2017, a non-working holiday of October 11 falls on Wednesday.

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Ufa bid for right to host 47th Congress of Apimondia 2021 was presented in Turkey

In Istanbul, the Russia's bid for the right to hold the 47th Congress "Apimondia" 2021 and the exhibition "ApiExpo" in Ufa was presented at the APIEXPO-2017 international exhibition and the Congress of the International Federation of Beekeeping Associations "Apimondia" on September 30. The press service of the Bashkortostan Congress Bureau informed that the bid was presented by the President of the Russian National Union of Beekeepers Arnold Butov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Bashkortostan Ilshat Tazhitdinov and Minister RB Ruslan Mirsayapov.

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