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MONTHLY REPORT

Vladimir Putin signed law on raising minimum wage to subsistence level

President Vladimir Putin signed a federal law that gradually increases the minimum wage to the subsistence level. The document is published on the legislative acts website. The minimum wage will be set at the level of 9489 rubles per month since January 1, RBC reports.

According to the law, from January 1, 2018, the minimum wage will be 85% of the subsistence level.

Politics

Nikolai Fadeev: "Imaging tasks of republic and our country are solved through congresses held by Bashkortostan Congress Bureau"

The main achievement of the Bashkortostan Congress Bureau now is a win of the Russian bid for holding the 47th World Congress of Beekeepers "Apimondia" and the ApiExpo exhibition in Ufa in 2021. This is an opinion of the director of the Bashkortostan Congress Bureau Nikolai Fadeev, which he shared in an interview with the Bashinform News Agency.

Economy/Business

Life expectancy increased to record high in outgoing year in Russia

In Russia, in the outgoing year of 2017, life expectancy has risen to a record high — it has increased to 72.6 years, Izvestia reports.

According to the Head of the Ministry of Health Veronika Skvortsova, in many respects such favorable changes became possible due to the programs for formation of healthy lifestyle, the introduction of high-tech polyclinics with prompt medical examination and advanced training for doctors.

Society

Earth's population will reach 7.444 billion people on January 1

On January 1, 2018, the world population will reach 7.444 billion people, TASS reported citing the forecast of the USA Census Bureau.

In the widespread statement it is noted that compared to January 1, 2017, the number of the Earth inhabitants will be by 78.5 million more.

Society

Sistema transferred Bashneft first tranche on amicable settlement

Sistema JSFC transferred Bashneft the first tranche in the framework of an amicable agreement signed by participants in the court dispute on December 22. It amounted to 20 billion rubles. It remains to pay 80 billion rubles to Rosneft's affiliate. This is reported by RBC with reference to a representative of Sistema.

Economy/Business

Year of 2017 will be warmest in history of meteorological observations in Russia

The year of 2017 will be the warmest in the history of Russia. It will beat the record of 2016. This is reported by the portal "Izvestia" with reference to the director of the Hydrometeorological Center of the country Roman Wilfand.

"This year will be a record high in temperature, we can safely say this", the speaker said and added that by December meteorologists had summed up the results of the past 11 months of 2017, and "the temperature was the highest in the entire history of observations," including the last year's record.

Society

15 swamps will be taken under state protection in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria in 2018, 15 new natural areas will be formed, the Ministry of Ecology RB reported. These are swamps in the steppe and forest-steppe zones: Abzelilovo, Aurgazy, Bizhbulyak, Birsk, Ilishevo, Ishimbay, Kushnarenkovo, Miyaki, Uchaly districts.

"Peat bogs have a significant biosphere value, due to their ability to accumulate atmospheric carbon, an important hydrological role and high biological diversity.

Society

Every third company awards employees at year-end - study

The Superjob.ru research center found out from representatives of 500 Russian companies whether they will pay staff the year-end awards on the eve of the holiday.

14% of companies promise annual bonuses to all employees. 19% of employers award only some employees or departments.

Economy/Business

Rustem Khamitov: "We have our brand – it is Bashkir honey"

According to Rustem Khamitov, Bashkir honey is an actual brand of our republic. The Head of Bashkortostan said this at a meeting with representatives of the republican and municipal media.

Answering the question about possible brands of the region, Rustem Khamitov noted that it should appear naturally, and should not be created artificially.

Society

Bashkiria social non-profit organizations received more than 100 million rubles this year

Social non-profit organizations of Bashkiria received more than 100 million rubles this year from the republican and federal budgets, the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Protection RB reported.

Subsidies from the regional budget of 30 million rubles were allocated for the implementation of significant projects, including support for family values, children with disabilities and educational activities.

Economy/Business

Forests area decreased by 0.1% in Bashkiria

The forest coverage in relation to the land area decreased by 0.1% in the territory of Bashkortostan. According to the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Bashkortostan, this was due to the prevalence of felling areas over reforestation in recent years. The ratio of the reforestation area to the area of forest disposal as a result of clean felling is 92.

Society

Regions will receive funds for monthly payments at first child birth just after New Year holiday – Russian Labor Ministry

Regions will receive funds for monthly payments at the birth of the first child in the first business days after New Year holiday, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Russia Maxim Topilin says. At the meeting of the Government of the Russian Federation, a draft decree on the allocation of subventions to regions in 2018 for monthly payments for the first child was approved.

Society

Greek hotels introduce tourist fee since January 1

Since January 1, Greek hotels introduce a tourist fee for each day of stay. According to the newspaper Izvestia, its size depends on the class of the hotel. Thus, for a night in a five-star hotel, the payment will be four euros, a lower grade — three euros. Tourist tax is not included in the cost of tours.

Economy/Business

Rustem Khamitov took part in State Council meeting of Russian Federation

Yesterday in Moscow, the Head of Bashkortostan, Rustem Khamitov, took part in a meeting of the State Council of the Russian Federation, devoted to the issues of improving investment attractiveness of the regions.

The meeting discussed specific proposals in the sphere of investment climate improving, examined the results of implementing targeted models for simplifying business procedures.

Economy/Business

Salavat Yulaev defeated Avangard

On Wednesday, December 27, Avangard (Omsk) hosted Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) on its ice. It was the next-to-last match of 2017. New forwards Dmitry Sayustov and Vladimir Tkachev appeared as part of Salavat Yulaev in Anton Burdasov’s attacking line. The gates were again defended by Andrey Kareev.

Sport

Rustem Khamitov spoke about planned health facilities construction

In the coming years, the construction of health facilities will be continued in the region. The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov told about the plans for their erection at the awarding ceremony of state awards to the deserved workers of the republic.

One of the new facilities will be a new building of a cardiology health center.

Society

Rosselkhoznadzor banned import of animals and birds from Switzerland

The Rosselkhoznadzor banned imports of cattle and poultry from Switzerland to Russia; the ban also concerns livestock products, «Izvestia» reports. An outbreak of dangerous diseases is named as a cause of the ban. It entered into force since December 22.

It is specified that the import of live poultry, eggs, poultry meat and all kinds of poultry products that have not undergone heat treatment is prohibited due to Newcastle disease.

Economy/Business

Bashkortostan capital is ready to meet New Year 2018

On the eve of the New Year 2018, the capital of Bashkortostan has significantly changed. About 20 different lighting programs are installed at Lenin Square. All ice sculptures and the main decoration of the forthcoming holiday — the New-Year Tree is illuminated. According to Bashkortostan TV and Radio company, the total length of garlands here exceeded one thousand meters.

Society

"Expert RA" agency confirmed Bashkortostan credit rating

The "Expert RA" rating agency confirmed the credit rating of Bashkortostan at the level of "ruAA +", "stable" outlook. The rating assigned to the republic reflects a high level of creditworthiness, financial reliability and sustainability, the Finance Ministry RB explained.

Economy/Business

Legendary artists Nuriya Irsaeva and Fidan Gafarov were awarded orders in Ufa

In Ufa, the legendary actors of the M. Gafuri Bashkir Academic Drama Theater Nuriya Irsaeva and Fidan Gafarov were decorated with orders. The governmental awards were presented today by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov. Nuriya Irsaeva received the Order of Friendship of Peoples, and Fidan Gafarov — the Order of Salavat Yulaev.

Culture

Investor from Beloretsk will receive 112 million rubles of preferential loan

The Monocities Development Fund will provide a preferential loan to the Beloretsk Springs Plant for the construction of a new line for the spring production. The borrowed funds were provided in the amount of 112 million rubles at 5% per annum. Also, the investor preliminarily approved a soft loan from the Industrial Development Fund for the amount of about 74 million rubles.

Economy/Business

Three sports facilities construction will be completed in Bashkiria in 2017

Before the New Year three more sports facilities will appear in the republic. The first is completed in Ufa. This is a training base, which was built for the World Cup 2018. On the area of 25,6 thousand squares a natural field with stands for 500 seats, changing rooms, a press center and a parking lot are located.

Sport

Anomalously warm weather is expected on New Year's Eve in Russia

The air temperature throughout the country in the last week of the year will be anomalously warm and exceed the norm by 8-10 degrees. This is reported by TASS, referring to the forecasts of the head of the Meteorological Center Roman Wilfand.

"The weather will be just crazy warm during this pre-New Year period," said Wilfand.

Society

Bashkortostan Public Chamber signed agreements with NGOs on public observers preparation for Russian presidential elections

On December 25, in Ufa the Agreements of the Public Chamber of Bashkortostan with non-profit organizations on interaction and training of public observers for the presidential election were signed. The documents were signed by the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Assembly of Peoples of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Regional Branch of the Association for the Protection of Civil and Electoral Rights "Civil Control", the Association of the Council of Municipalities of the Republic of Bashkortostan and many others.

Society

Salavat Yulaev took revenge from Barys in away match

It became clear from the very first minutes in the HC Barys – HC Salavat Yulaev match: the home team was striving for a victory, as it dropped to the eighth place from the leaders of the Eastern Conference. The opponents left for the first break with a goalless draw, but the home team won Salavat Yulaev in all respects.

Sport

Konstantin Tolkachev discussed development of e-education with first deputy chairman of State Duma Committee for Education and Science

The Chairman of the State Assembly of Bashkortostan Konstantin Tolkachev held a working meeting with the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science Oleg Smolin.

According to the State Duma deputy, the development of electronic education, which has great prospects, is considered quite seriously in Bashkortostan.

Politics

Rosneft and Sistema filed statement on settlement agreement to Bashkortostan Arbitration Court

Rosneft and its subsidiary Bashneft, Sistema JSFC and Sistema-Invest, as well as the Ministry of Land and Property Relations of the Republic of Bashkortostan submitted to the Arbitration Court of Bashkiria an application for the settlement agreement approval, RBC reports.

Rosneft and Sistema agreed to conclude an amicable agreement on the dispute over the reorganization of Bashneft held in 2014.

Economy/Business

List of nominees for Russian President post was replenished by six more applicants - CEC

The Central Election Commission of Russia accepted documents on the nomination for the post of the Russian President from the chairman of the All-Russian political party "Women's Dialogue" Elena Semerikova, the leader of the political party "Russian National Union" Sergei Baburin and the chairman of the Central Committee of the political party "Communist Party — Communists of Russia" Maxim Suraikin, as well as authorized representatives of political parties.

Politics

Exhibition of New Year's Soviet era toys opens in Ufa

The National Museum of the Republic of Bashkortostan opens the "Happy New Year!" exhibition, introducing visitors to the world of New Year's toys of the Soviet era.

The exhibition will feature a variety of New Year's toys (fairy-tale characters, animals, balls, lanterns, icicles, berries, fruit, etc.

Culture

Salavat Yulaev will compete for points with Kazakhstan Barys in away match: predictions

The failures of the Kazakhstan KHL club continue. The HC Barys (Astana) is rapidly falling down the standings of the Eastern Conference and takes now the eighth line. Although in the first half of the regular season the team was in the lead. In the last three games Barys scored points only in the match with HC Slovan (2: 0), and after that they were defeated by the Moscow Dynamo (3: 5) and Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk) (0: 4).

Sport

Residents of Bashkiria large cities prefer electronic interaction with authorities

Residents of the cities of Ufa, Sterlitamak, Salavat and Ufa district prefer to resolve their issues by contacting the authorities through the "Electronic Reception" website. This is reported by the State Committee RB for IT Development.

For the current year, more than 15,000 applications have been received from Ufa residents, residents of Sterlitamak have applied to the Internet reception office more than a thousand times, residents of Salavat and Ufa district more than 500 times.

Society

Sugar production increased, shipping for export began in Bashkiria

A good harvest of sugar beet allowed increasing production of sugar in Bashkiria by 10 percent and starting its shipment for export, the Ministry of Agriculture of the region reports.

Three sugar refineries with a total capacity of 11,000 tons per day are currently processing sugar beets in the republic, which are provided with raw materials from 24 beet growing areas: OJSC "Chishminsky Sugar Factory", JSC "Meleuzovsky Sugar Factory" and LLC "Raevsahar".

Economy/Business

Ufa ski jumper Dmitry Vasiliev will compete at Four Hills Tournament

On December 29, one of the most prestigious competitions for ski jumpers — a Four Hills Tournament will begin in the German city of Oberstdorf. Bashkiria will be represented by the Ufa sports representative Dmitry Vasiliev, according to the official website of the republican ministry of youth policy and sport.

Sport

Pavel Kachkaev: "Over 19.5 thousand households have been landscaped according to "Urban Environment" project

This year, within the framework of the "Urban Environment" party project more than 1,500 municipalities with a population of over 85.9 million people began to accomplish the yards, parks, public spaces. This was stated by the State Duma deputy from Bashkortostan member of the General Council of the party Pavel Kachkaev at the discussion platform at the congress of the United Russia.

Politics

23 terrorist attacks were prevented in 2017: FSB head Alexander Bortnikov

In 2017, officers of the Federal Security Bureau prevented 23 terrorist attacks, the head of the department Alexander Bortnikov told in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta. "As a result of the measures taken over the last six years, the number of terrorist crimes committed in Russia has decreased by almost 10 times.

Society

Independent quality assessment: Bashkiria's healthcare is best among Russian regions

Healthcare in Bashkiria this year ranked first among 85 subjects of the country for an independent assessment of the services quality provided by medical organizations. The sum of points scored by all criteria was 136.98.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health RB, 91 institutions were included in the independent quality assessment, including 60 hospitals and polyclinics subordinated to the regional Ministry of Health, 18 non-governmental organizations participating in the implementation of the State guarantees program in the republic, eight sanatoriums and five health facilities in the structure of other departments.

Society

-8 degrees is in Ufa, warm spell brings heavy snowfall to our region

It is -8 C and considerable cloudiness in Ufa. The low pressure area from the north-western regions of Russia begins to shift to the territory of our republic, and chances of precipitation increases.

Today, December 22, it is expected isolated snow, -5, -10 C in the daytime, in the southeast to -15 C.

Society

How much money do Russians need for decent living standards?

An average Russian needs about 40 thousand rubles for decent living. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the general director of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) Valery Fedorov.

The question of "worthy income" in 2017 was included in the pre-New Year poll for the first time.

Economy/Business

Mortgage rates fell in Bashkiria - Gosstroy

The level of rates on mortgage loans in the republic was 11 percent as of November 1 of this year, which is 1.9 percentage points less than a year ago, according to Gosstroy of Bashkortostan.

In the first 10 months of 2017, 28.7 thousand mortgage loans were issued in the region for a total of 44,179.

Economy/Business
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