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USPTU entered EFQM Global Index of Excellence


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/.Ufa State Petroleum Technological University entered the Global Index of Excellence of the European Foundation for Quality Management with a silver status.

Russian universities also included the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, the National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", the National Research Technological University MISA, Stavropol State Agrarian University, Kuban State Technological University. When compiling the index, the level of work organization and university indicators were assessed since 2011 based on EFQM Excellence Model Criteria:

1) Leadership;

2) Strategy;

3) People;

4) Partnerships and resources;

5) Processes, products and services;

6) Customer results;

7) People results;

8) Society results;

9) Business results.

The index includes organizations from all industries and sectors of the economy that have been evaluated in EFQM in terms of excellence, including such well-known companies as Siemens, Enagas, Alrosa, BMW, Hyundai, Bosh, Philips, Nokia, Electrolux, Coca-Cola, etc.


HC Salavat Yulaev meets with HC Sochi on home ice


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/.Today Salavat Yulaev meets with HC Sochi in the fourth game of the KHL regular season at Ufa Arena at 19.00. Previously, the Ufa team lost to Kunlun Red Star 1: 2, and Sochi won the Admiral 3-1. Tickets are available here.


It will be warm and dry weather on Day of Knowledge in Bashkiria


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Ksenia Kalinina/.According to the weather forecasters, in Bashkortostan on September 1, it is expected to have partly cloudy weather, without precipitation. The wind of variable directions will be up to 5 m/s, gusty during the day. The air temperature at night will be 11-16 C, in the northern and mountainous regions to +7 C, in the daytime +21, +26 C, in the south to +33 C.

Besides, fog is predicted in some sections of the roads — visibility will be 500 meters or less.


Air quality deteriorated due to unfavorable meteorological conditions in Ufa


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Gulfiya Akulova/.In Ufa, the unfavorable meteorological conditions mode No. 2 is announced for enterprises of the city, the Ministry of Ecology of the republic informs. It was due to the established weather conditions, which contribute to the accumulation of dust particles and other harmful substances in the atmosphere. In this regard, residents of the city can feel the deterioration of air quality.

"The introduction of the mode No. 2 means a reduction of polluting substances emission by enterprises by 20-40%", the head of the Ufa territorial administration of the Ministry of Ecology RB Alfiya Abzelilova explained. "This obligation of enterprises is enshrined in legislation. This mode was introduced from 10 am August 31 to 8 pm September 1. If the weather conditions do not change, it may be extended".

Over the past day the operating department of the Ministry of Ecology RB received 12 complaints from citizens on the gassed air. All complaints were submitted to the Rospotrebnadzor and the Rosprirodnadzor Directorates in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The Directorate of State Analytical Control of the Ministry of Ecology of the Republic of Bashkortostan carried out an air sampling in the evening of August 30 in the city of Ufa. The maximum permissible concentrations of pollutants were not exceeded.


100 new kindergartens were built in Bashkortostan for five years


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Alfiya Agliullina/.Over the past five years, 100 new pre-school educational institutions have been built in towns and districts of Bashkortostan. Active construction of social infrastructure resulted in 15.5 thousand additional places in kindergartens and allowed in 2016 to completely eliminate the waiting lists to kindergartens for children from three to seven years.

The years of 2012, 2013 and 2014 can be named the most active in this regard. Only in this period 77 children's institutions were put into operation in Bashkortostan.

As for the construction of general education facilities, here the results are more modest — only 30 schools were constructed and reconstructed for 2012-2017. Their combined capacity allowed increasing the number of schoolchildren seats in the republic by more than 11 thousand.

The most effective in resolving this issue were the years of 2012, 2016 and 2017. For more information about what new school and kindergartens will be opened in Bashkortostan this academic year, please read the «Longreads» section.


Population immunization plan against flu has been increased to 1.6 million people in Bashkiria


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Olga Murtazina/.In Bashkiria, a plan for immunizing the population against the flu has been increased to 1.6 million people, the Health Ministry RB reports. In 2017, the plan to immunize the population against the flu in the national calendar of preventive vaccinations has been increased to 1.6 million people, which is 40 percent of the republican population. Of these, adults are 1.25 million people, children — 350 thousand.

The first batches of influenza vaccine were delivered to the republic in August. They will be distributed to polyclinics and hospitals for immunization of schoolchildren and students, medical workers, employees of educational institutions, housing and communal services and transport.

During the autumn and spring of 2016-2017, 1.47 million people were vaccinated in the republic, including 300,000 children.


Street will be named after Bashkortostan national poet Mustai Karim in Moscow


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/.A street will be named after the national poet of Bashkortostan Mustai Karim in Moscow. This decision was made by the Moscow City Government on August 30. The street is located in the housing estate Zyablikovo in the Southern administrative district of the capital, between Shipilovskaya Street and Orekhov Boulevard, with the length of 950 meters. The commission considered a petition of the Literary Institute named after A.M. Gorky Foundation and the Mustai Karim Foundation.

The Mustai Karim Foundation representatives noted that this was a very important event, especially on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Mustai Karim and Bashkortostan, which will be celebrated in 2019. The Mustai Karim’s Biography is inextricably intertwined with Moscow. Working in the Union of Writers of the USSR and the RSFSR, he lived in the capital for a long time and was very fond of this city.

Nearby there is Musa Jalil Street and the Shipilovskaya station of the Lubelsko-Dmitrovskaya line of the Moscow Metro.


Bashkortostan is potential pilot program participant on labor productivity increase


UFA, 31 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/.In 2017, Bashkortostan may be included in a number of pilot regions of the Russian Federation, where a regional program to increase labor productivity and support employment will be implemented. This was reported today by the Vedomosti newspaper citing a source in the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.

Later, at a meeting of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects, which was held in a videoconference format by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a data sheet of the priority program "Improving Labor Productivity and Employment Support" was discussed, including a list of subjects of the Russian Federation implementing similar regional programs. The meeting was attended by the head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov.

The Prime Minister noted that the productivity of labor depends on how sustainable and competitive the economy was as a whole. Russia is still inferior in this indicator to developed countries. To solve these problems, a project on labor productivity was developed.

One of the directions of the program will be to form special measures for employed people and companies at the federal level. They presuppose tax incentives, personnel records modernization, support of self-employed citizens and labor mobility.

Regional programs for increasing labor productivity and supporting employment will also be developed. At the first stage, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia selected 16 regions where additional measures of state support would be applied at enterprises.

According to Vedomosti, this year the Ministry of Economic Development will select six potential participants of the program among the regions, the next year — another 10. In 2017 Samara, Tula, Tyumen regions, Perm Territory, Bashkortostan and Tatarstan may become its pilot regions.

In addition, a competence center will be created in the sphere of labor productivity at Vnesheconombank, which will be a "one-stop-shop service" for companies' access to available measures of state support.


Rustem Khamitov congratulated republican gas transporters on their professional holiday


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/.The head of the republic Rustem Khamitov congratulated the staff of Gazprom transgaz Ufa LLC on the professional holiday — the Day of Oil and Gas Industry Workers. The head of the region wished the enterprise new production achievements and awarded the state awards to the honored workers of the branch.

The head of Bashkortostan highly appreciated the cooperation experience between the republican enterprises and Gazprom.

"Today, 94 types of products manufactured in the republic are included in the registers of equipment, materials and technologies allowed for use at Gazprom facilities. Since 2014, the company has purchased high-tech products produced in the republic for 7 billion rubles", stressed Rustem Khamitov. "Jointly with Ufa motor-builders, a lot of work was done to improve the aircraft engine AL-31ST, used in gas compressor units. Its reliability indicators were significantly improved, which allowed the Ufa engine to become the major one in the power line of 16 megawatt units of Gazprom. Such projects are moving our industry forward, saving the country from dependence on imports. "

The head of the republic noted the enterprise's contribution to increasing the availability and reliability of gas supply, development of the gas-powered fuel market.

Among the achievements of Gazprom transgaz Ufa, the head of the region described the implementation of effective environmental policy, successful interaction with the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Bashkortostan, construction of sports facilities in the cities and regions of Bashkortostan.

Gazprom transgaz Ufa provides uninterrupted gas transportation, as well as its stable supplies to industrial and domestic consumers of the republic. The enterprise operates about 5 thousand km of gas mains, compressor and gas distribution stations. The annual volume of transported blue fuel is about 100 billion cubic meters.


Bashkiria employers will receive 278 million rubles for labor protection preventive measures


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Alfiya Agliullina/.In Bashkortostan, 278 million rubles will be allocated for labor protection preventive measures in 2017. The funds allocated by the regional Directorate of the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation will be received by more than 2.5 thousand employers in the framework of financing preventive measures to reduce occupational injuries and occupational diseases.

As reported by the Social Insurance Fund in Bashkortostan, employers of Bashkortostan will direct the largest part of the funds — more than 87.5 million rubles this year to health resort treatment of workers employed in harmful conditions. Another 76 million rubles will be used for the purchase of personal protective equipment, 68 million rubles for mandatory medical examinations. About 20 million rubles will be allocated for a special assessment of working conditions.

Since 2010, the amount of funds allocated by the regional Directorate of the Fund and the number of employers applying for it has increased 2.5 times.

On average, over one thousand occupational accidents are registered in the republic for a year, the department informs.


Russian Government supported Bashkir parliament initiative to tighten rules for alcohol-containing products sale


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/.The Russian Government supported a draft law, which gives the right to regions to regulate the turnover of alcohol-containing products in their territory. The Chairman of the State Assembly of Bashkortostan Konstantin Tolkachev informed about this at a meeting with the deputies.

"Over the past decade, we have repeatedly asked to give us such authority. The last bill, introduced late last year after examining and coordinating with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Health, Rospotrebnadzor, and a number of other ministries and departments, has finally been approved by the Government," said the Speaker of the regional parliament. "The draft law proposes to additionally assign the authorities of the constituent entities of the Federation the right to set time limits, conditions and places for retail sale of alcohol-containing products — up to the complete prohibition of such trade. It is related to perfume and cosmetics products, household chemicals, personal care products, windshield washers and other substances that are used by the population as surrogates of alcohol". Now, the authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation are entitled to impose additional restrictions only on alcohol products.

The Chairman of the State Assembly cited figures from the state report on the sanitary and epidemiological state of the population in the Russian Federation. In Russia, from 49,000 to 55,000 cases of poisoning with alcohol-containing products are recorded every year, of which about 14,000 are fatal.


Ufa schoolchildren and students can visit "Russia - My Story" historical park for free on Knowledge Day


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/.On September 1, the Ufa multimedia historical park "Russia — My Story" opens a new academic season at VDNH. On this day from 12.00 to 18.00 schoolchildren and students can get acquainted with its expositions absolutely free of charge.

It is possible to find any additional information by phones: + 7 347 286 60 66; +7 347 287 29 53 and e-mail:

The "Russia — My History" historical park is the only multimedia complex in the world in which the whole history of Russia from ancient times is represented. More than 1000-year history of the country is presented here with the help of state-of-the-art technology. The expositions include 900 units of multimedia equipment. The exhibition materials are recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and are located on the area of more than 7,000 square meters.


Tour Operators of Russia will receive 1 billion subsidies for domestic tourism development


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/.The Transport Department of Russia together with the Ministry of Culture is developing a new mechanism for subsidizing trips to popular Russian resorts. This project may begin to operate as early as next year, Izvestia reports.

Thus, domestic tour operators can get special subsidies for recreation at sea resorts of the Krasnodar Territory and Crimea. According to the publication, it is about allocating 1 billion rubles. In international practice such experience of subsidizing takes place, for example, in Turkey and Israel. There, tour operators receive money for each traveled tourist.


National Museum holds Doors Open Day in Ufa


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/.On September 1, a Doors Open Day is held at the National Museum of the Republic of Bashkortostan and its branches in honor of the Knowledge Day. On this day, all schoolchildren and students can visit the museum's exhibitions and exposition halls for free.

Archeology (bronze and stone era), history (15-21 centuries), ethnography of the Bashkir and other peoples of the republic (Udmurts, Mordvins, Mari, Ukrainians, Chuvashes and others) expositions are displayed in 35 exhibition halls of the National Museum. The halls dedicated to the nature of Bashkiria imitate various biological environments: "Amphibians, reptiles and fish", "Caves of Bashkortostan", "Stone Age", and a small exposition is devoted to the Burzyan bee- a symbol of the region.

The museum's collection amounts to 140,000 units of the main fund, 51,000 units of the scientific and auxiliary fund.

One of the museum's assets is a numismatic collection that has been seriously expanded and supplemented since the foundation of the museum. Now it has more than 16 thousand items.


Rains and thunderstorms are expected in Bashkiria


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/.Today, August 30, forecasters predict thunderstorms in Bashkiria. In the afternoon, partly cloudy weather is expected, in some places with intermittent rains. At night and in the morning, there will be chances of moderate rains in the north, in some areas, thunderstorms. The wind will be variable — 0-5 m/s, gusty with thunderstorms. The air temperature in the daytime will be 22-27° C, in the south up to 32° C.

Fog with visibility of 500-1000 meters is expected on the roads at night and in the morning in some areas.


Day of Knowledge in Russia may be transferred to October 1


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/.The beginning of the academic year in Russia may be transferred to October 1. The bill with this proposal was submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. It suggests granting local governments the right to transfer the start of the educational process in educational institutions to October 1.

As reported by Izvestia, the deputies from the LDPR faction Boris Chernyshev, Vadim Dengin and Mikhail Degtyarev submitted this initiative. In their opinion, these amendments to the law will help to determine the beginning of the academic year taking into account local climatic, national and other peculiarities.

If the draft law is adopted, the September 1 date will remain the general date of the beginning of the academic year, but municipalities will have an opportunity to transfer it depending on objective conditions. The adoption of the bill will also allow "using more efficiently the warm season period for a full rest of children", it is stated in the explanatory note to the document.


National Symphony Orchestra opened 26th concert season in Ufa


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/.In Ufa, the National Symphony Orchestra opened the 26th concert season. Now it is quarter of the century jubilee of the leading creative collective of our republic.

The art director and chief conductor of the orchestra Raushan Yakupov shared his plans for the season with the Bashinform News Agency reporter.

"Of course, we will have some interesting projects, in particular, "Quint" — the fifth symphony, the fifth piano concert, the fifth violin concert will be performed. The project will begin around November and will last throughout the season", the maestro said.

Raushan Yakupov noted that the popular literary and musical project "Children's Album" would be continued with a new part in the autumn.

The opening concert was dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the birth of the composer Igor Stravinsky. The Suite from the "Pulcinella" ballet and the Russian scherzo were performed on the stage of the "Bashkortostan" State Concert Hall.

The listeners could also enjoy one of the outstanding pieces of the world performing repertoire — the violin concerto in A minor by Alexander Glazunov. The laureate of international competitions, participant of the programs of the St. Petersburg House of Music, brilliant violinist Stepan Starikov performed with the orchestra. In the spring of this year, Stepan Starikov became a laureate of the 6th Henri Marto International Violin Competition in Germany. The Ufa audience liked the violinist so much that the musician had to give an encore twice.


Bashkiria investors will improve Ufa River waterfront and build family recreation center


UFA, 30 August 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Alfiya Agliullina/.In the Nurmanovo district of Bashkortostan in the village of Krasny Klyuch, investors will accomplish the embankment of the Ufa River and build a family recreation center. The project became a participant of the campaign by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry RB "100 Investment Projects to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic".

To implement the project, the entrepreneur Rustem Zainagutdinov plans to spend about 110 million rubles.

Now a construction of a hotel complex with 28 rooms is underway in the territory of the recreation center. In the near future, it will also include a restaurant and entertainment complex with a swimming pool, tennis courts and playgrounds. It is assumed that the recreation center will operate in winter too: there is a ski slope next to it.

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