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Bashkiria inhabitants leading HLS can become famous throughout Russia and win cash prizes


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/. Inhabitants of Bashkiria, leading an active way of life, engaged in sports and extreme, can become famous all over Russia and win cash prizes in the National project "My Alternative".

A healthy lifestyle, zero tolerance to tobacco, alcohol and drugs, physical education, sports, distribution of the best forms of youth leisure — these are the basic requirements for the contestants. The age restrictions are from 16 to 44 years.

The "My Alternative" will be held in three stages. The first is collection of applications and videos on the website of the Nation Health League till February 25. A video should tell about healthy lifestyle of a participant, his hobbies characterized by competitive spirit, drive and pursuit of excellence.

The second stage will be held from March 19 to April 15 as an open Internet voting to define 20 finalists. Also, three finalists will be determined by the competitive commission.

During the third stage, which will be held May 30-June 1 in the Gostiny Dvor in Moscow, the finalists will present their videos at the youth festival "My Alternative". Five winners of the contest will be determined by experts in the field of social advertising, representatives of public organizations, the media.

Winners will be awarded with diplomas and cash prizes: 1st place (1 winner) — 75 000 rubles, 2nd place (2 winners) — 50 000 rubles (each), 3rd place (2 winners) — 30 000 rubles (each).


Russian CEC begins media accreditation for work at polling stations in presidential elections


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. The CEC of Russia starts accepting applications for accreditation of media representatives for working at polling stations and while determining the results of voting in the elections of the President of the Russian Federation. The deadline for applications is January 21, 2018. Applications are received from the federal media and mass media registered in two or more regions. The deadline for applications is 6:00 pm March 7, 2018.

The following documents are submitted to the CEC of Russia for media representatives accreditation: an application for accreditation signed by an editor-in-chief, indicating the date of voting; a copy of the media registration certificate certified by an editor-in-chief (for a registered media).

The documents are accepted both in hard copy (originals) and in electronic form (scans).

The postal address of the Russian CEC: 109012, Moscow, B. Cherkassky lane, 9, e-mail:

For all questions related to the accreditation of media representatives, please contact the Office of International Cooperation and Information of the CEC Office by phone: (495) 625-80-94.


Bashkortostan Congress Bureau is recognized as "Prospect of Year" in Russian event-industry


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Alim Faizov/. On January 19, the EFEA Awards took place in the framework of the 6th Eurasian Event-Forum held in St. Petersburg. Following the voting results of the leading experts and media representatives, special prizes and diplomas were awarded to the leading companies operating in the Russian market, as well as the best events of the year — forums, exhibitions, congresses, festivals. The awards were given in five nominations: "Project of the Year", "Organizer of the Year", "Venue of the Year", "Event of the Year", "Opening of the Year". The Organizing Committee of EFEA 2017 established a special nomination "The Prospect of the Year", in which the award was given to Bashkortostan represented by the Congress Bureau of the Republic.

Among the achievements of the region is a victory of the Bashkortostan bid for holding the World Congress of Beekeepers "Apimondia" and the exhibition ApiExpo, the victory of the Ufa Congress Hall in the "Best Congress and Exhibition and Business Center" nomination according to the Russian Business Travel & MICE Award 2017, the congress and MICE-industry conferences held for participants in the event market in Ufa, participation in major international exhibitions and forums in Russia and abroad, the Congress Bureau RB reminds.


Almost 28 thousand new families appeared, 15,5 thousand marriages broke up in Bashkiria in 2017


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Gulfiya Akulova/. 27,931 couples were registered in the registrar offices of Bashkortostan last year. The Bashinform News Agency was informed about it by the State Committee RB for Justice Affairs. In the previous year in 2016, the number of families registered in the republic was much less — 25 323. The difference exceeded 2,5 thousand.

Many newlyweds choose specific dates to register their marriage. In 2017, such dates became 07.07.2017 — on this day 796 marriages were registered in the registrar offices of the republic, including 212 in Ufa. On July 8 — the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity 410 marriages were registered in the republic, 151 of them in Ufa.

The most active marriage age, both among men and women, is between 25 and 34 years. But there are exceptions. Thus, the 93rd-year-old groom and 78-year-old bride from the Abzelilovo district became the oldest couple who decided to legalize their relations.

15,568 couples divorced last year. In 2016, more than 15 646 divorces were registered, by 78 families more. Most often, divorcing is observed among families in the first five years of marriage. The oldest couple, which decided to divorce in senior years, was a couple with a 91-year-old husband and a 82-year-old wife.


Bashkiria athlete brought Russian team first gold medals at Winter Swimming World Cup


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/. The 70-year-old athlete from Bashkiria Nadezhda Dudina won four gold medals at the 3rd round of the IWSA World Cup in Minsk (Belarus), bringing the first medals to the Russian national team. In addition to the awards of the highest dignity, the swimmers of the republic have two bronzes: 12-year-old Milana Taichinova and Alevtina Ivanova, the head of the Federation of Winter Swimming RB, Alexander Penkin, told Bashinform News Agency.

The competitions are held in the center of Minsk on the bank of the Svisloch near the Sports Palace in an outdoor pool with eight lanes. According to local media, this is the largest winter artificial reservoir in Belarus created specifically for the tournament. About 500 representatives from 18 countries participate in the race.

The World Cup stage will end on January 21, so the sportsmen of the Republic of Bashkortostan have an opportunity to replenish the medal count with new awards.


Vladimir Putin plunged into font on Lake Seliger


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/. Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated the Epiphany in the Tver Region, where he visited the Nilo-Stolobensky Monastery. He visited a part of the liturgy and plunged into the ice-hole on Lake Seliger. According to the press secretary Dmitry Peskov, this year there are no traditional severe frosts during Epiphany in central Russia, so "the temperature in the lake area did not drop below -6 -7 C at night".


Flights to Georgia are opened from Ufa airport


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Ksenia Kalinina/. Flights to Batumi (Georgia) are opened from the Ufa airport since June 16, 2018.

The flights will be carried out on a regular basis twice a week — on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Departure from Ufa is planned at 18.05, arrival at the airport of Batumi at 20.05. From Batumi, planes will depart at 12.50, arrive at the airport of the capital of Bashkortostan at 16.50.

According to the press service of the Ufa airport, ticket sales have already been opened. The cost of the flight will be from 10 300 rubles one way. The flights will be operated by CRJ 200 aircraft, designed for 50 air passengers.


Premieres of one-act operas based on Pushkin's "Little Tragedies" to be staged in Ufa


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/. In Ufa, premieres of one-act operas on Pushkin's "Little Tragedies" are prepared. On February 10-11, the opera "Mozart and Salieri" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and "Feast during the Plague" by Caesar Cui will be presented to viewers at the Small Hall of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theater.

The musical director of the productions is the conductor, Honored Artist RB Marat Ahmet-Zaripov. The production director – the Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Bashkortostan Rustem Galeev creates an original ring composition that unites the performances into a single artistic workpiece.

The set designer — Eduard Gizatullin (Moscow), lighting designer — Anton Stikhin (Moscow), costume designer — Honored Worker of Culture of Bashkortostan Natalia Stepanova, choirmaster — Alexander Alexeev, choreographer — Honored Artist of Bashkortostan Rinat Abushahmanov.


"Epiphany Frosts - 2018" Festival was opened in Bashkiria


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/. In Birsk, the 24th Interregional festival-contest of pop songs and dance "Epiphany Frosts — 2018" was solemnly opened. This year representatives of 17 districts and 13 cities of our republic, Moscow, Samara and the Perm region take part in it. 43 applications have been submitted in the nomination "solo vocals", six applications in "vocal ensembles", the organizing committee of the festival reports.

At the opening ceremony of the festival participants and spectators were welcomed by the Deputy Director General of the National Center for Folk Art Nafisa Tulybaeva and Head of the Birsk District Administration Alexander Gruzdev.

On January 19, competitive auditions in the categories "Variety Dance" and "Pop Music" will be held.

Recall, that the "Epiphany Frosts" Festival has been taking place since January 1995. The event is held in order to identify and support young talented performers and creative teams. The organizers are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Republican Center for Folk Art, the administration of the municipal district of the Birsky district of the Republic of Bashkortostan.


Rustem Khamitov discussed promising investment projects with industrial companies management


UFA, 19 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/. Today, in the Ufa Congress Hall, the Head of Bashkortostan, Rustem Khamitov, met with the heads of major enterprises of the republic. Issues of their investment activity, prospects for implementing large-scale investment projects were discussed.

“I would like, of course, to focus our attention on the issue of attracting investments, modernizing enterprises, building new production facilities, etc. We have looked through the investment programs. Unfortunately, there was a significant decline for many enterprises in 2017. We are not happy with this situation. Strictly speaking, we should check out the reasons, why there are no such results that we expected from you", Rustem Khamitov said. “At the same time we will discuss the issues of state support, if it is necessary. Let's see what can and should be done in the near future in order to rectify the situation. I would like to say that we will certainly demand changes on the part of enterprises from this point of view.”

The head of the region noted that the republic for its part was ready to provide the necessary support, including negotiations with the leadership of federal holdings, which include some enterprises.


New brand may appear in Russia - Tula gingerbread with Bashkir honey


UFA, 18 January 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/. The first business meeting of Bashkir, Tula and Chelyabinsk businessmen was held in Ufa, dedicated to creation of the joint brand "Tula Gingerbread with Bashkir Honey".

"The purpose of our visit is to find suppliers of honey, potential partners who will be able to sell Tula gingerbread with Bashkir honey. Bashkir honey, like the Tula gingerbread, is a gastronomic brand. Combining the two brands, we are strengthening the purchasing power of the product," Olga Petrova, the marketing director of one of the Tula confectionery factories commented on to the Bashinform News Agency.

Test sales of gingerbread with Bashkir honey in the Tula region started on January 17.

"Tula gingerbread is a super brand, known everywhere. I hope that our today's meeting is a start of our great teamwork, promotion of two brands: the Tula gingerbread and Bashkir honey. Let's work together," Azamat Galin, the deputy chairman of the State Committee for Entrepreneurship and Tourism, addressed to the guests.

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