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14 December, Thursday

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Economy/Business

Bashkiria awareness will give incentives for many industries development - Rustem Khamitov

Delivering an Address to the State Assembly of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Head of the Region Rustem Khamitov touched upon the issue of raising awareness of the republic beyond its borders, including in the international arena. "Bashkortostan has many indisputable and competitive advantages. The republic strengthens its positions among the leading industrial, scientific, educational, cultural and sports centers of the Russian Federation.

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It is planned to attract companies from other regions to road contracts execution in Bashkiria

The State Committee for Transport and Roads Facilities RB (Gostrans) would like to engage in the execution of roads construction and reconstruction contracts not only republican enterprises. Many of them did not cope with the tasks of the contracts concluded for the current year. The head of the department, Timur Mukhametianov, recalled that the problems occurred at such large and significant facilities as Birsk-Tastuba-Satka, Mishkino-Starobaltachevo, Mrakovo-Starosubhanguulovo.

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Bashkiria will receive federal funds to support families with three children

Bashkiria is among the regions that will receive federal funds to improve the demographic situation. Dmitry Medvedev signed an appropriate order. The funds will allow regions with an unfavorable demographic situation to continue the support of families at the birth of a third child or subsequent children in 2018, according to the website of the Cabinet.

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Bashkiria will develop economic relations with Sweden

Bashkortostan and Sweden will develop relations in the agrarian, industrial, transport, petrochemical and construction industries. The economic and investment potential of the republic was presented in Stockholm in the framework of the 7th Russian-Swedish Economic Forum-2017. Within the framework of the working visit to Stockholm, the Acting Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Bashkortostan Airat Fakhretdinov and General Director of the Development Corporation RB Oleg Golov met with representatives of Swedish companies, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development RB informs.

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Bashkiria expands products supply to European Union

In November, Bashkiria supplied to Slovenia (part of the European Union) the first batch of products of the plant for the basalt heaters production. The new partner of the plant was the leading European company for the production of facade and roofing systems. "Until the end of the year, we are obliged to deliver to Europe products worth up to one million euros under a new contract," explained Ilshat Gainullin, the official representative of the main shareholder of the plant.

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New tax incentives are introduced in Bashkiria

Bashkortostan parliamentarians offer to establish a tax privilege on company’s property for taxpayers who have concluded an agreement on public-private partnership or a concession agreement with the regional government. The duration of the benefit is limited by the term of the agreement. This bill will be considered by the deputies in the first reading at the forthcoming plenary session.

Economy/Business

Diesel fuel has risen in price at Ufa fueling stations

In the capital of Bashkiria, diesel fuel has again risen in price. Compared to November 13, average consumer prices for diesel fuel at Ufa fueling stations increased by 0.2 percent and reached 39.40 rubles per liter. These are the data of the weekly monitoring by Bashkortostan Statistics Agency. The cost of all brands of gasoline remains in Ufa at the same level.

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Number of residents decreased by 0.13% in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, the total population decreased slightly (by 0.13%). The urban population is characterized by growth (since the census of 2010 increased by 2.3% by 2017), for rural - by decrease (3.9%). The main trends of the demographic situation were identified by the President of the Academy of Sciences RB Alfis Gayazov at a meeting in the regional Government.

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BRICS Development Bank will allocate about $ 70 million to build Eastern Exit from Ufa

The Board of Directors of the New Development Bank BRICS approved allocation of a loan to Russia for $ 68.8 for the construction of an Eastern Exit from Ufa to the M-5 highway. This is reported on the website of the financial institution. In particular, the bank’s official statement says: "Within the framework of the Eastern Exit from Ufa project, the Bank will provide the Russian Government with a sovereign loan of 68.

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Bashkiria forestry farms master phyto-tea production

Bashkortostan forestry farms master the production of traditional herbal teas, including from the great willow herb called popularly Ivan Tea. Last year, a line was launched in Ishimbai that produces fermented willow-tea on local raw materials, the press service of the Ministry of Forestry RB reports.

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Statistics calculated average per capita incomes in Bashkortostan

The Bashkortostan Statistics Agency announced the average per capita monetary income of the republican population. In September 2017, each resident of the region earned a little over 32 thousand rubles. On average, in January-September this indicator is lower - 26,379 rubles. Nominally, this is 1 percent more than in the first nine months of 2016.

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Budget revenues are increased to 153.4 billion rubles in Bashkortostan for 2018

At the upcoming plenary session, the deputies of the State Assembly - the Kurultai of the Republic of Bashkortostan - plan to pass a law "On the budget of the Republic of Bashkortostan for 2018 and for the planned period of 2019 and 2020". The bill prepared for the second reading was approved by the relevant Committee for Budget, Taxation, Investment Policy and Territorial Development.

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Single register of online stores is created in Russia

Rospotrebnadzor proposed to create in Russia in 2019 a single register of Russian and foreign online stores, the registration of which with the Federal Tax Service (FTS) should help to save the Russian segment of the Internet from shadow trade. This is reported by Izvestia. According to the proposals of the supervisory authority, the domains of online stores should be connected to a specific legal entity, to which, if necessary, complaints from consumers will be directed.

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State Road Facilities Committee RB discussed investment cooperation plans with Turkish Ambassador in Ufa

Ufa hosted talks between the head of the State Road Facilities Committee (Gostrans) RB Timur Mukhametianov and the Turkish Ambassador to Russia  Hüseyin Diriöz. In particular, a possibility to attract Turkish investments in the development of the cargo river port of Agidel, increasing the number of flights from Ufa to Turkey, and participation of Limak Group holding company in construction of the Ufa Eastern Exit were discussed, the press service of the Committee informs.

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Bashkiria took first place in Russia in terms of livestock and 12th place - in terms of grain yield

Bashkiria ranks first in the Russian Federation for livestock -  1.077 million heads. Our republic is in the second place in the country according to the cows' number, and in the first - in the Volga Federal District - 430 thousand heads. In the first 10 months of the current year, 288 thousand tons of livestock and poultry in live weight were produced in the region - 13th place in Russia and the second in Volga Federal District.

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World-class self-management speaker Brian Tracy will hold training seminar in Ufa

On December 3, a "Strategy of Breakthrough" seminar will take place in Ufa's Recreation Centre "Khimik", in which Brian Tracy - the world-class speaker on self-management, strategy and principles of personal growth will take part. The seminar is focused on those who want to get into the Top 10 best specialists in their field and achieve success in their careers, business and life.

Economy/Business

Technodinamika increases non-military products output

Technodinamika Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has launched a production of household pumps at Ufa Aggregate Production Association (UAPO). The new workshop was opened as part of the company's strategy to increase non-military output to 50% by 2025. The production line of the new workshop will focus on manufacture of civil household pumps of the "Agidel" brand.

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Industrial production grows in Bashkiria

In October, index of industrial production in the republic was 100.4% to October of the last year. In general, in January-October this year, this figure reached 102.3% compared to the same period in 2016. Such data are given by Bashkortostan Statistics Agency. According to statistics, from the beginning of this year, the increase in volumes was noted in the production of paper and paper products (

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Bashkir off-road vehicles successfully conquer Arctic - video

Off-road vehicles of Bashkir production successfully conquer the Arctic. The vehicles after the tests entered operational service with the military. "Vityazi" – the floating ATVs, have shown that practically no obstacles are available for them. The vehicles start at minus 60 degrees Celsius; easily pass a test of eternal ice.

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Regional leasing company is established in Bashkiria

In Bashkortostan, a Regional Leasing Company was registered. Azamat Asadullin was appointed the General Director of the company. This was reported to the Bashinform News Agency by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the republic. The Regional Leasing Company of Bashkortostan is organized in the form of a joint-stock company with an authorized capital of 2 billion rubles.

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More than three thousand various products are marked with "Product of Bashkortostan" quality mark

The number of products, marked with the "Product of Bashkortostan" quality label, became larger, the State Statistics Committee RB states. One of these days the list of participants of the "Product of Bashkortostan" project has been replenished by 29 enterprises of the republic. "Integrating the "Product of Bashkortostan" sign into "Made in Russia" sign will allow entering foreign markets.

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Russians began to take more loans

Russians began to take more loans and the debt of borrowers to banks decreased by 1.5%. This is reported by Izvestia. According to the Central Bank, the volume of issued loans grew by 10%. At the same time, lending to the population is growing at a higher rate than the corporate one. This is largely due to lower rates.

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Bashkir and Iranian tour operators considered cooperation possibilities in Ufa

A delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran, including managers of four tour operator companies and employees of four specialized publications, visited Bashkiria at the invitation of the State Committee for Entrepreneurship and Tourism RB. In Ufa, the Iranian delegation visited the main city attractions, museums and hotels, and then departed for the resorts of Assy and Krasnousolsky.

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Bashkiria strengthens relations with Vietnam: Government signed agreement on consortium creation

The Government of Bashkortostan signed an agreement on creation of a consortium "Bashkir-Vietnamese Friendship Society". The consortium will be established at Ufa State Petroleum Technological University (USPTU), where a large number of Vietnamese students study. The document was signed by the rector of the USPTU Ramil Bakhtizin, the chairman of the Society of Vietnamese citizens in Bashkortostan Chang Ngoc Tuan and the general director of the "Oil and Gas Center" consortium Ildar Yulbarisov.

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It is planned to allocate 400 million rubles to support local initiatives program in 2018

In 2018, 400 million rubles are planned to be allocated for the supporting local initiatives program from the budget of the republic, the Ministry of Finance RB informs. In 2017, 300 million rubles were allocated for the implementation of the program. The winners were 436 projects, the total amount of financing, taking into account the republican and municipal budgets, as well as population deposits and sponsorship, amounted to 445.

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Domestic tourism development prospects were discussed in Bashkiria

The Hospitality and Travel Industry Forum opened in Ufa. Its program provides for round tables and master classes with participation of representatives of government bodies, business and the public. During a plenary session, which opened the forum, its participants on the example of Bashkortostan discussed the creation of conditions for the tourist development of the region.

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Bashkiria representatives will take part in "SCO-Moscow Business Dialogue" International Business Forum

On the eve of an annual meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, the 6th International Business Forum "SCO-Moscow Business Dialogue" will be held in Moscow on November 22. "The forthcoming forum will focus on issues of project cooperation and long-term strategies for cooperation for small and medium-sized businesses within the SCO framework, which today unites Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Iran, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Byelorussia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia and Nepal.

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Agro-enterprise from Bashkiria plans to implement biogas project

During a working trip to Davlekanovo district, the head of Bashkortostan, Rustem Khamitov, visited Region-Agro LLC, which produces milk and meat, grows grain and industrial crops. The agricultural enterprise located in the village of Leninsky took an active part in the republican target program "500 farms", within the framework of which two barns, a calf house with a maternity barn and a dispensary, milking unit, and a silo trench were reconstructed.

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Metal products manufacturing increased in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria for 10 months of 2017 the share of metalware sale with high added cost has increased. The sale of stainless products for the military-industrial complex and aircraft construction, oil and gas industry, engineering and auto industry doubled compared with the same period of the last year.

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Canadians will taste Bashkir honey

A large batch of Bashkir honey was delivered to Canada. Overseas fans of this valuable product will be able to appreciate all the advantages of the Bashkir brand. 23 200 kg of natural honey, put up in cans, were sent for sale in Canada by an entrepreneur from Blagoveshchensk. Specialists of the department of veterinary supervision at the state border of the Russian Federation of Rosselkhoznadzor Directorate in the Republic of Bashkortostan examined the batch.

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Chelyabinsk Arbitration will decide on Sistema’s appeal of 136.3 billion rubles recovery today

On Monday, November 13, the eighteenth Arbitration Appeals Court in Chelyabinsk  will consider an appeal of Sistema JSFC on the decision of the lower-level arbitrage to recover 136.3 billion rubles from it in favor of Bashneft, Prime reports. On August 23, the Arbitration Court of Bashkiria partially sustained the claim of Rosneft, Bashneft and Bashkiria, to recover damages caused by the Bashkir oil company in 2014 from Sistema and its subsidiary Sistema-Invest.

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Agricultural machinery production reached nationwide level in our republic - Rustem Khamitov

Speaking at a solemn meeting dedicated to the Agricultural Workers and Processing Industries Day, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov said that in 2017 agrarians purchased more than 1,600 units of equipment and machinery for a total amount of over 3 billion rubles. "It is necessary to continue technical and technological modernization of agriculture as a whole, to purchase state-of-the-art combines and tractors, to improve the quality of repair and modernization of machinery, to increase the number of enterprises certified in this part - today there are 17 of them," Rustem Khamitov said.

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Food Festival "Our Brand" will take place in Bashkiria

In the capital of Bashkortostan, the second Food Festival "Our Brand" - the largest regional project representing a wide range of food, raw materials, equipment and technologies, as well as packing materials will be held at the VDNKh-Expo on November 15-17. The only specialized project in Bashkiria will attract more than 70 companies operating in the food market in 11 regions of Russia this year, including from Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg and Perm Territory.

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It is planned to start investment project by Italian company for feedlots construction in 2018 - Rustem Khamitov

“In the coming 2018, it is planned to start implementation of the investment project for the construction of feedlots in Fedorovka, Bizhbulyak and Zianchurino districts jointly with the Italian company Cremonini for 3,000 heads of livestock, then bringing it up to 6,000,” stated the head of Bashkortostan, Rustem Khamitov, at a gala meeting dedicated to the Agricultural Workers and Processing Industries Day.

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High-tech outdoor advertising reached share of 8.4% in Ufa

In Ufa demolition of bulky advertising structures and development of high-tech types of outdoor advertising continues. These are video screens, laser projection, media facades, materials with 3D-effect. According to the city administration, the amount of high-tech advertising on the streets of the city grew by 24%

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Bashkiria agrarians will sell not more than 150 thousand tons of grain to intervention fund - Ministry of Agriculture

If the grain interventions are announced in the country, the Bashkir agrarians will sell to the state no more than 150,000 tons of grain. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic Ilshat Fazrakhmanov. Today the federal media published the information that the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, if necessary, can conduct grain interventions in early 2018.

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In Bashkiria housing has fallen in price by 5% year to date

In Bashkortostan since the beginning of the year, housing has become cheaper by 5%. The average price of an average apartment in the republic was about 2.43 million rubles, according to the "Mir Kvartir" website. In general, the price of apartments in the country increased only in 20 regions out of the 80 studied.

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Dates of next All-Russian Population Census are defined

The next All-Russian population census will be held from October 1 to October 31, 2020. The Government of Russia adopted a corresponding order on this matter published on the website of the Cabinet. The document states that the general census will be preceded by a pilot one. It will be held from October 1 to October 31, 2018 aiming at working out organizational issues and will cover about 550 thousand people.

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State Duma approved increase in minimum wage

The State Duma approved in the first reading a bill on a gradual increase in the minimum wage to the subsistence level by 2019. According to the draft law, since January 1, 2018, the minimum wage is set at 9489 rubles. As RBC explains, the minimum wage will be raised in two stages: on January 1, 2018, it will amount to 85%

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Bashkiria received 42 billion rubles for federal programs implementation

As of October 1 this year Bashkiria received 42 billion rubles from the federal budget for the implementation of state federal programs. This amount is more than the last year's by 4.9 billion rubles (an increase of 13.2%). The data was announced by the Acting Deputy Minister of Economic Development RB Airat Fakhretdinov at a meeting of the interdepartmental commission on interaction coordination of the republican executive authorities and organizations in forming and executing events of federal target programs and the federal target investment program.

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Amount of loans issued by banks in Bashkortostan is announced

As of October 1, the total amount of loans provided by banks to legal entities and individuals of Bashkortostan reached 668 billion rubles. At the beginning of this year, this figure was equal to 637.2 billion rubles in the region. In general, in Russia, the amount of loans issued by banks to legal entities and individuals reached 40,575.

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Bashkortostan National Bank calculated deposits of individuals

According to the Branch - National Bank for Bashkortostan, the amount of individuals' deposits in credit institutions reached 349.8 billion rubles by October 1 of this year. The growth rate by the beginning of the year was 103.8 percent. As of September 1, the population of the republic kept 350.

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Efforts to prevent forest fires should be intensified - Rustem Khamitov

Issues of the forest fund fire safety were discussed today at a meeting of the permanent coordination council on the law enforcement in the region, which was held by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov. According to the head of the republic this year there were 38 forest fires, while the overwhelming part of them was a result of careless handling of fire, due to plain negligence.

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29 state programs will operate in Bashkiria in 2018

In the republic a new list of state programs has been developed based on the proposals of the executive authorities, the Ministry of Economic Development RB reported. In 2018, 29 programs will be implemented, including seven recently approved. These are documents aimed at developing science and technology, inbound and outbound tourism, information society, physical culture and youth policy, protection of consumer rights, formation of a modern urban environment, and reduction of risks from emergencies.

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Bashkir farm bought more than 200 thoroughbred cows in Hungary

The "Urozhai" agricultural enterprise of the Aurgazy district received 236 Holstein-Frisian cows from Hungary today. The animals were brought in seven special trucks, the Ministry of Agriculture RB informs. This is the third batch of cattle, which this year the farm has acquired from Europe. The first two parties of the heifers were from Holland.

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Agreements with new residents of Kumertau PDA were signed in Bashkiria

The Ministry of Economic Development of Bashkortostan and the Kumertau administration signed agreements with Energomash and Sverdlovskaya Energoremontnaya Company LLC on the implementation of activities in the priority development area of Kumertau. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of the region, Energomash produces small-scale mechanization equipment and tools for the installation of power lines and cable networks.

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Unemployment rate in Russia reached annual minimum of 5.2%

In September 2017, the unemployment rate in Russia reached an annual minimum of 5.2%, the data of the Ministry of Economic Development "Izvestia" analyzes. "The situation in the labor market continues to support wages. The number of employed people, excluding the seasonal factor, increased by 254.

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Investments in new production at Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat will exceed several billion dollars - Rustem Khamitov

At present, the issue of creating a production complex for natural gas processing into ethylene and propylene at Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat LLC is being developed. Investments in the project may exceed several billion dollars. This was stated by the Head of the Republic Rustem Khamitov at a meeting of the Commission for Regional Policy of PJSC Gazprom.

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Six new gas stations will be built in Bashkortostan - Rustem Khamitov

In the next few years, six new gas-filling compressor stations will be built in Bashkortostan for refueling vehicles with methane. This was reported by the Head of the Republic Rustem Khamitov at a meeting of the Commission for Regional Policy of PJSC Gazprom. According to him, the agreement on the construction of CNG stations was reached during a meeting with the Chairman of the Management Board of the company Alexei Miller last week.

Economy/Business

Bashkortostan Government subsidized regional air passenger transportation

The Government of Bashkortostan changed a procedure for granting subsidies from the republican budget to air transport organizations for the implementation of regional passenger transportation. The work on supporting regional air transportation has been conducted in Bashkortostan since 2013. The subsidized flights have already connected six cities of the Volga Federal District.

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Login to mobile application through touch ID - Pension Fund for Bashkortostan

The Pension Fund released another update for its mobile application. The new version uses the Touch ID technology - for even more convenience the application can now be entered through a fingerprint. This was reported by the press service of the Pension Fund for Bashkortostan. The Pension Fund released a free mobile application for smartphones on iOS and Android platforms in March 2017.

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