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28 November, Saturday

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"Legend of Urals" tourist train will start running from December 5

The winter tourist train "Legend of the Urals" will start running on weekends from December 5, Bashkir Passenger Suburban Company reported. Departure from Ufa is at 07.06, arrival at Novoabzakovo at 13.07 (local time). Stops on the way: Dema, Urshak, 102 km (sanatorium "Assy"), Inzer, Aigir, Beloretsk.


Japan plans to buy raw propolis in Bashkortostan

Japanese enterprises are ready to purchase raw propolis in the Republic of Bashkortostan. The State Committee for Foreign Economic Relations of the region reported this.

Japan is now in search of propolis suppliers, according to Aleksey Karaivanov, Deputy Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Japan.


Vladimir Putin's annual press conference will take place on December 17

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold an annual press conference on December 17. This was announced today by the Kremlin press service.

“Due to the challenging epidemiological situation, the news conference will be held in the videoconference format this time, which the President will join from his Novo-Ogaryovo residence”, the message says.


Beer producers are exempted from property tax in Bashkiria

The deputies of the State Assembly of Bashkortostan, at their plenary session, adopted a law exempting beer and beverage producers from property tax for the period from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2023. The benefits stipulated by the law will lead to a decrease in revenues to the consolidated budget of the republic from the corporate property tax in 2020-2023 by 30 million rubles annually.


Radiy Khabirov about Ufa embankment: "Our colleagues plans are ambitious but quite realistic"

The Head of Bashkiria, Radiy Khabirov, spoke about a new concept for the Ufa embankment development.

According to him, a few days ago a special working group headed by Deputy Head of the Chief of Staff of republican administration Rinat Bashirov, President of the Dasko Group of Companies Alexander Antonov, Adviser to the Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Olga Sarapulova considered proposals of representatives of the public and opinion leaders and developed a concept for the embankment development.


New resident of "Neftekamsk" PDA will produce paints and sealants

A new resident has been registered in the priority development area (PDA) "Neftekamsk" — "Akopolimer" LLC, the Ministry of Economic Development of Bashkiria reported.

The company plans to produce decorative and protective compounds, industrial paints, adhesives, sealants, tinting pastes, organic and inorganic fillers.


20 degrees of frost is expected in Bashkiria this weekend

In Bashkiria, frost up to -20 degrees Celsius is expected next weekend.

According to the Bashkir Met Office, on Saturday, November 28, light snow showers are likely in places. The wind will be moderate south-eastern. At night, the air temperature will drop to -8, -13 C, during the bright intervals to -15, -20 C, with highs of -4, -9 C during the day.


Ufa biathlete Anton Babikov will miss start of World Cup in Finland

Ufa resident Anton Babikov will miss the start of the Biathlon World Cup in Kontiolahti due to a positive coronavirus test. The Russian Biathlon Union reported this after the decision of the Finnish medical authorities.

"Babikov will miss the start of the World Cup because of a positive coronavirus test, which was taken on November 24.


Russia will introduce new driver's licenses

Driver's licenses and vehicle certificates of title will change in Russia.

The changes suggest that a license will include the inscription "Voditelskoe Udostoverenie" in three languages, including Permis de conduire, Driving License, the "Autostat" agency reports.

It will be located at the top of the front page.


State Duma adopted amendments to Labor Code on distance work

The State Duma adopted amendments to the Labor Code on remote work. The deputies approved the law simplifying the procedure for transferring employees to distance work in the third, final reading, the press service of the lower house of parliament reported. The law will enter into force on January 1, 2021.


Real wages increased by 1% in Bashkiria over year

The average monthly nominal salary in Bashkiria, accrued to organizations' employees for the nine months of this year, exceeded 37,423 rubles. It is 4.4 percent more than in January-September 2019, the statisticians of the republic reported.

At the same time, real wages increased by 1.


Wedding cake of pastry chef from Bashkiria is recognized as best in Russia

The wedding cake of the Bashkir pastry chef was recognized as the best in the country, the press service of the republican Ministry of Trade reported.

The pastry chef from Bashkiria Yekaterina Burdygina became the winner of the First All-Russian Contest in Culinary and Service "Legend" held in Perm.


Two new residents are investing 370 million rubles in Ufimsky industrial park

Two new residents may appear in the Ufimsky industrial park, ready to invest 370 million rubles in the industry and create 95 jobs.

"Armastil" LLC plans to invest 350 million rubles in steel ten-wire ropes production and create 45 jobs. Uteko LLC supposes to open the production of oil and gas equipment by investing 20 million rubles and creating at least 50 jobs.


Salavat Yulaev celebrated its 59th birthday having won Neftekhimik

On the day of its 59th anniversary, the hockey club "Salavat Yulaev" hosted the Nizhnekamsk "Neftekhimik". The guests arrived in Ufa after an inspiring victory over Spartak. And Salavat Yulaev had a track record of two home victories. There were no major changes in Salavat's composition.


Rospotrebnadzor extended all restrictions related to COVID-19 until January 1, 2022

All quarantine and preventive measures related to preventing the new coronavirus infection spread are being extended in Russia until January 1, 2022. The resolution of Rospotrebnadzor refers to the extension of such restrictions as mandatory mask regime in public places, observance of social distance, mandatory self-isolation of contact persons, and others.


Bashinform journalist became winner of "My Cherished Bashkortostan" photo contest

Stanislav Shakhov, a journalist from the, won the photo contest "My Cherished Bashkortostan — 2020". The author submitted to the competition a photo of a comet flying over the Shihan Toratau. Among the best, the organizers also named photographs by Oleg Labastov (Tirlyan village, Beloretsk district), Vadim Birgalin (Beloretsk), and Murat Khairullin (Abzakovo village, Beloretsk district).


Republican festival-competition "Bashkir Shawl - 2020" invites masters to participate

The 13th Republican Festival-Competition "Bashkir Shawl — 2020" will be held in Bashkortostan from December 7 to 11. Сraftsmen of the Bashkir down shawl from all over the republic are invited to participate in the event.

On December 7-8, the republican jury will sum up the competition results based on the creative items submitted to the competition.


Ufa street is one of most beautiful in Russia

Traktovaya Street, in the capital of Bashkiria, hit the list of the most beautiful in Russian cities. The rating was compiled by the popular urbanist and blogger Ilya Varlamov.

“This is a descent from the city center to vast detached house suburbs called Nizhegorodka.


Blagoveshchensk began to produce PET packaging material using recyclable materials

Blagoveshchensk "Polief" is launching a project for the production of "green" PET granules, where it is planned to use annually about 34 thousand tons of secondary raw materials — flakes from used food packaging. The resulting granules will meet the growing market demand for environmentally friendly PET packaging, the press service of the government of the republic noted.


Ufa was checked for readiness to host Volleyball World Championship

A commission headed by Vice-President of the All-Russian Volleyball Federation Mikhail Podlozny arrived in the capital of Bashkiria. Representatives of the Volleyball 2022 Organizing Committee checked Ufa for the city's readiness to host the Volleyball World Championship in two years.


Almost two thousand residents of Bashkiria are active carriers of COVID-19

In Bashkiria, the number of officially confirmed diagnoses of the new coronavirus infection has reached 13,446. Over the past day, the increase amounted to 128 laboratory-confirmed cases, the republican operational headquarters for combating COVID-19 reports.

1,852 people have been declared active carriers of the infection.


"Singing Springs Park" is preparing for opening in Belebey

In Belebey, the "Park Poyuschih Rodnikov" project (Singing Springs Park) was completed, which included a renovation of the city pond's embankment and adjacent territories. In 2019, the city of Belebey won the All-Russian competition for the best projects for creating a comfortable urban environment in small cities and historical settlements.


Bashkirian "BelZAN" implements investment program of 600 million rubles until 2023

The Belebeevsky plant "Avtonormal" is the backbone enterprise of the city. Today JSC "BelZAN" is the leading supplier of fasteners for the automotive industry's leading enterprises. The main consumers of the products are: AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, NEFAZ, UAZ Group, OAT Group, GM-AVTOVAZ CJSC, GAZ Group, Volkswagen Rus, as well as many other enterprises for the production of auto components supplied to the largest Russian car manufacturers and for the aftermarket.


Ten more helicopter pads for air ambulance will be built in Bashkiria

In Bashkortostan, it is planned to build ten helipads for air ambulances.

The government of the republic has considered the development of air ambulance for the coming years. The regional authorities believe that the development of the air ambulance service will reduce mortality from acute diseases, injuries, and conditions and provide timely medical assistance in conditions of mass destruction and emergencies.


Largest meat-processing plant in Bashkiria will be built in "Belebey" PDA

A modern meat-processing plant will be built in the priority development area (PDA) "Belebey". The total investment is planned at the level of almost 10 billion rubles, and this project is currently one of the largest in the republic. The Tavros company plans to process pork grown at its own pig farms and produce sausages of a delicacy group at the plant.


Housing construction increased by 12 percent in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, over ten months of this year, 24 thousand apartments with a total area of ​​more than 1.928 million square meters were commissioned. This is 11.9% more than in January — October 2019. According to the republic's statisticians of the republic, there are 477 square meters of new housing per thousand inhabitants.


Cellular immunity to SARS-CoV-2 may appear in those who have not been ill - scientists

Cellular immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus may appear both in those who have had a new coronavirus infection and in those who have escaped the disease. This is the conclusion made by Russian scientists.

As the researchers explained, blood samples taken before the pandemic in the spring from those who did not suffer from COVID-19 infection signal a significantly higher number of T cells recognizing the virus.


76-year-old woman died having become 76th coronavirus victim in Bashkiria

Over the past day, one more person has been added to the list of coronavirus infection victims. According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of deaths is 76 people as of November 23, 2020.

Another elderly resident of Ufa, born in 1944, died. She had concomitant diseases: type 2 diabetes mellitus (severe course), segmental atrophy, sclerosis, CHD, chronic pyelonephritis.


456 free kits of drugs for COVID-19 treatment at home were handed out in Bashkiria per week

In Bashkiria, 456 people received a free set of medicines to treat the new coronavirus infection and community-acquired pneumonia at home over the past week. The Minister of Health of the republic Maxim Zabelin reported it at a weekly briefing session in the government.

“At the moment, we have issued 345 free drug kits at the expense of federal funding and 111 kits at the expense of the republican budget.


Deaf-mute Yandex taxi driver was allowed to work after public intervention in Ufa

In Ufa, the Yandex-taxi system blocked the deaf-mute driver Salavat Salikhov having added him to the "blacklist" of carriers.

Since October 9, the 43-year-old father of three children, two of whom are adopted, has been unemployed.

A lawyer specializing in protecting the rights of hard of hearing people, Nina Romanovich, joined the case.


Kuvatov Republican Clinical Hospital was fined for 1414 unreported cases of COVID-19 in Bashkiria

The Kuvatov Republican Clinical Hospital was fined for 1,414 unreported cases of the coronavirus and violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules. The Kirovsky District Court made the decision. The fine amounted to 200 thousand rubles.

As reported in the court, Rospotrebnadzor in the republic during the inspection from September 1 to October 2 of this year revealed violations — the hospital did not provide information to the department about the positive results of COVID-19 tests.


Purchases of agricultural machinery increased by 50% in Bashkiria for year

For ten months of 2020, agricultural producers of the republic purchased 2,806 units of agricultural machinery and equipment for more than 8.2 billion rubles, which is 2.7 billion rubles more than in the same period of 2019 (5.5 billion rubles).

Deputy Prime Minister of Agriculture of Bashkortostan Ilshat Fazrakhmanov today at a briefing session in the government reported that this figure would amount to 9 billion rubles (2019 — 6.


Orphan plays accordion to collect money to buy toys for orphanage in Ufa

"I go out on the streets and play my accordion. I have been doing this for ten years now and have taken everything to the children. Actually, they do not now allow me in due to this coronavirus situation. However, I still go and pass the toys through security," 70-year-old Yuri Ivanov says, whose story went viral on social media for his good deeds.


18-year-old sportswoman from Bashkiria became European boxing champion

An 18-year-old athlete from the city of Oktyabrsky Azaliya Amineva won the title of European champion in boxing among juniors. She received the gold medal of the competition after the competition in Montenegro.

Note that Azaliya was one step away from the European championship two years ago, having won a silver medal.


HC "Salavat Yulaev" extended defeat streak of "Barys" in Ufa

Fans are always excited to watch the matches between Ufa "Salavat Yulaev" and Kazakhstani "Barys". The team from Nur-Sultan arrived in Ufa after three offensive defeats, and Salavat Yulaev won a shoot-out victory over Spartak the day before at home.

Barys scored the first goal in the 9th minute.


Head of Bashkiria visited largest enterprise of Ishimbay

In the city of Ishimbay, the Head of Bashkortostan visited one of the largest industrial enterprises of the Ishimbaysky region — Idel Neftemash LLC, which specializes in the manufacture of various oilfield equipment. The main products are drilling rigs and lifting units to maintain and overhaul oil and gas wells.


"Alga" SEZ is almost full of investors - Radiy Khabirov

As part of his working trip, the Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov visited the construction site of future enterprises — residents of the Alga special economic zone in the Ishimbaysky region. The general director of the industrial association "Arkada" Elvir Gubaidullin said that a modern automated sewing factory for the production of work and sportswear with a capacity of 500 thousand units of finished products per year would appear here.


More than 50 territories suitable for technoparks creation have been identified in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, 51 territories have been identified as suitable for creating technoparks, industrial parks, and business incubators, 19 of which are ready for registration. The sites are located in Kumertau, Neftekamsk, Salavat, Sibay, Sterlitamak, as well as in Belebeyevsky, Blagoveshchensky, Kushnarenkovsky, Tuimazinsky, Ufimsky, and Uchalinsky districts, the press service of the regional Ministry of Economic Development reports.


"Eugene Onegin" opera will first take place in concert performance in Ufa

The Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater is staging the opera "Eugene Onegin" by P.I. Tchaikovsky, based on the same name in verses A.S. Pushkin. First, at the end of December, a concert performance of the opera is expected. By the end of the current or the beginning of the next season, the theater promises to release a full-fledged performance in costumes and scenery.


Inflation fell by 0.1% per month in Bashkiria in October

According to the National Bank, in October, inflation in Bashkiria amounted to 3.9% after 4% in September. The main limiting factor is the slowdown in the growth of services' cost from 3.3% to 3%. Cellular communications, air tickets, and consumer services showed the most decline.


Bear roamed mountain in "Bashkiria" National Park

One of the bears did not hibernate in the "Bashkiria" National Park. Inspectors found the footprints of the clubfoot on Tally Mountain in Nugush. The bear wandered in the snow last week.

The park employees noted that the rest of the bears had already taken to their dens, and the employees did not come across any other footprints.


Four early symptoms of COVID-19 are named

Four mild symptoms can indicate that a person has contracted the new coronavirus infection. These are stomach problems, conjunctivitis, decreased memory and mental capacity, and fatigue. This is reported by TASS, referring to the British newspaper Daily Express.

Scientists draw their conclusions from 36 scientific studies.


COVID hospital construction in Sterlitamak enters its final stage

The builders of the new COVID hospital in Sterlitamak are completing the installation of heating, ventilation, and water supply systems in all buildings of the future hospital. A bypass road is being constructed, and the roadway and pedestrian sidewalks are being arranged in the territory of the infectious disease hospital.


"Mratkino" family resort will be developed in Bashkiria

The all-season family resort of federal significance, "Mratkino," may receive support from the national budget. This facility can become one of the four largest ski resorts in Russia in terms of its scale, quality of development, and the second in the country in terms of the length of tracks, the Head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, posted on his social media after a meeting with the Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova.


Pedagogical University volunteers will help children of medical professionals with their homework in Ufa

In Ufa, volunteers of the V.I. Akmulla Bashkir State Pedagogical University will help children of medical professionals with their homework. According to the university, the project of volunteers "Online-mentor 2.0" is resuming its work.

As part of the project, volunteer mentors will provide, upon request, free assistance to children of healthcare workers in doing their homework during the period of distance learning.


Budget revenues of Bashkiria decreased by 15% in January-October

The Ministry of Finance of Bashkiria presented data on the budget execution as of November 1. According to the ministry, tax and non-tax revenues amounted to 132 million rubles — 67.8% of the annual plan. The decrease was 15% compared to 10 months of 2019.

Corporate income tax has decreased by 17.


Robot calls people at risk for COVID-19 in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, a robot will call people at risk for COVID-19 and ask if they need help. First of all, this will include the residents of the republic with diabetes mellitus.

According to the United Russia party's regional office, the gadget will only work with outgoing calls.


3rd International Festival of Contemporary Art "BashkortARTstan" is being held in Ufa

The 3rd International Festival of Contemporary Art "BashkortARTstan" is being held in Ufa in November 2020 — January 2021. Due to the pandemic, some of the festival events will be online and some offline. The chairman of the festival organizing committee is a composer and conductor, candidate of art history, associate professor of the Ufa State Academy of Arts Azamat Khasanshin told Bashinform about the festival's events.


Bashkiria athlete won bronze of World Cup in hand-to-hand fighting

More than 200 athletes from 12 countries competed for the medals of the World Cup in hand-to-hand fighting. Representatives of Belarus, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Greece, the Czech Republic, and other states competed in Minsk with the Bashkir fighter Artur Suleimanov.


Expert predicted decline in COVID-19 incidence in Russian regions

The decline in the incidence of COVID-19 in almost all regions will begin at the end of November. Aghasi Tavadyan, an expert on statistics and modeling at the Center for Economic Research, came to this conclusion based on statistical data on the coronavirus in Russia, RIA Novosti reports.


70th death from COVID-19 in Bashkiria - 78-year-old Ufa woman died

The 70th death from COVID-19 was officially registered in Bashkiria. A 78-year-old Ufa woman died from the virus, the Ministry of Health of the republic reports. In addition to the confirmed infection, the woman had such diseases as stage 3 hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and the pensioner also had a lump in the right lung.


Prospects for secondary vocational education development in Russia were discussed in Ufa

The online Forum of the chairmen of associations of professional educational organizations directors of the Volga Federal District took place in Ufa on November 18.

The Forum was attended by the Director of the State Policy Department in the Field of Secondary Vocational Education and Vocational Training of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation Viktor Neumyvakin, Minister of Education and Science of Bashkortostan Aibulat Khazhin, representatives of state authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the field of education, Chairmen of Councils/Associations of Directors of Professional Educational Organizations of the Volga Federal District, heads of professional educational organizations of the district.


Admission to FC Ufa final two matches in 2020 will be free

Football club "Ufa" is preparing for the final RPL home games in 2020. On November 23, Rashid Rakhimov's players will host the Khimki club at the Neftyanik Stadium (at 7.00 pm), and on November 29, FC Tambov will visit the capital of the republic (at 4.00 pm). According to the press service of the Ufa team, admission to both games will be free for fans.


Bashkiria expanded geography of non-oil and gas exports to 10 more countries

Since the beginning of the year, Bashkiria has expanded the geography of its non-oil and gas exports to 10 more countries, the regional Ministry of Economic Development and Investment Policy reports.

The republic began supplying non-oil and gas exports to Honduras, Uruguay, Guatemala, Ecuador, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Venezuela.


Bashkir baursak participates in "Tastes of Russia" competition

Bashkiria submitted 26 applications to the First National Competition for Regional Product Brands "Tastes of Russia", the Ministry of Agriculture of the republic reported. In total, there are 100 participants from the Volga Federal District, most of them in the "Sweets", "Meat", "Dairy Products" categories.


"Kumertau" PDA hit Top-10 rating of single-industry towns in Russia

The"Kumertau" priority development area (PDA) hit the Top 10 according to the results of the annual rating of single-industry (mono-) towns for 2019, showing one of the highest levels of socio-economic development in Russia. The rating is calculated on 17 indicators. Among them — the city's interaction with development institutions, indicators for SME development, the quality and availability of infrastructure, and the economic situation in a single-industry town.


Virologist named unusual coronavirus feature

A virologist, head of the laboratory of biotechnology and virology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Novosibirsk State University, Professor Sergei Netesov called the coronavirus's most unusual attribute — the disease combined features that were previously encountered in several other viruses.


Ufa artist is among winners of "FORMART" district street art festival

The work of the artist, Mansur Ziyaev from Ufa, took third place in the "FormART" district street art festival. The artist depicted a doctor holding the whole city in his arms on the facade of the city high-rise building of Neftekamsk. The winner of the festival was determined by summing up the popular vote and the expert vote results.


Bashkiria authorities are preparing to launch Republican Control Center

The launch of the Republican Control Center (RCC) will allow coordinating all areas of life in Bashkortostan, helping to promptly identify problems, eliminate their causes, and track trends to make the necessary management decisions. The Chief of Bureau of the Head of Bashkortostan for social media communications Elena Prochakovskaya and her deputy Alexey Derbeko spoke about this at a meeting dedicated to the center's technical launch.


IT LAB coworking zone with Veeam Laboratory opened at USATU

The laboratory was created within the framework of a charitable agreement and resulted from a meeting between the USATU rector Sergei Novikov and the founder of Veeam Software Ratmir Timashev. The opening took place in a mixed format with broadcasts from Ufa, Moscow, and New York.


Almost 400 people were diagnosed with pneumonia in Bashkiria per day

Over the past day in Bashkiria, not only a record number of new cases of COVID-19 but also those diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia were reported. During the day, the number of patients with pneumonia increased by 389 people at once, according to the regional Ministry of Health.


+121 per day: anti-record for COVID-19 cases is set in Bashkiria

In Bashkiria, a new anti-record has been set for the number of coronavirus infection cases, the republican Ministry of Health reported.

During the day, the number of patients increased by 121 people and reached 12,565.

Besides, the region has registered another 69th death from COVID-19.


Potential for replacing imported food products is 294.4 billion rubles in Bashkiria

The total volume of food production in Bashkortostan is 167.1 billion rubles. At the same time, the republican market consumes products worth 461.5 billion rubles. Thus, the potential for substitution of imported goods is 294.4 billion rubles. Vice Prime Minister — Minister of Agriculture of the Republic Ilshat Fazrakhmanov at the "Rural Hour" session explained that the existing economic potential allows the processing industry to take a leading position in the Volga Federal District.


Mobile teams of doctors will begin to assist patients with COVID-19 in Russia

Mobile teams will start working in Russia to treat patients with the coronavirus.

200 million rubles will be allocated to support their activities. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed the order.

This practice is used in several territories. Specialists from federal medical institutions and specialized universities travel to regions with the most difficult epidemiological situation.


Kursk builders are interested in Bashkiria's project of infectious disease center

Builders from the city of Kursk are interested in Bashkiria's project of the Infectious Disease Center. The other day the Kursk delegation arrived in Ufa, where it visited the operating clinical and diagnostic Infectious Disease Center in the Zubovo neighborhood. A tour of the COVID hospital was held for colleagues, where they got acquainted with the necessary medical equipment and the staff's working conditions.


Salavat Yulaev lost to SKA afetr leading in score

After a pause in the KHL championship, the St. Petersburg CKA team do not have any defeats. Six out of six possible points SKA won in the away series against Jokerit (4: 1), Vityaz (1: 8), and Severstal (2: 0). In St. Petersburg, Salavat Yulaev completed their tour of two capitals.

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