Political scientist Albert Miftakhov: “The response after the State Council shows Bashkiria has its own leader”
The President of Bashkiria Rustem Khamitov is included into the Top 10 of the best lobbyists among regional Russian governors according to the results of the investigation, performed by the Economic News Agency and ordered by the “Independent Newspaper”. According to estimations of the experts the President of Bashkiria stands in the group of the regional leaders with “strong efficiency”.
In opinion of an independent political scientist, candidate of philosophical sciences Albert Miftakhov the meeting of the Russian State Council Presidium on international relations, held in Ufa, in many respects contributed to the rise of Rustem Khamitov’s rate. As it is known, during the previous meeting of the State Council, held immediately after the well-known events in Moscow on Manege Square, the President of Bashkiria suggested that the next meeting, devoted to inter-ethnic relations, should be held in Ufa. The meeting was organized on high level and its wide response in the press has shown that Bashkiria at last acquired the leader, which didn’t cause negative emotions among the overwhelming majority of Russian mass-media by his totalitarian style of management and long period of office. It is known that the attraction of investments to our Republic is conditioned by promising economic programs and scrupulous work. Thus, the agreement between Republic of Bashkortostan, the Russian company “RUSHYDRO” and the French company “ALSTOM” concerning establishment of the biggest industrial techno-park in Bashkiria has become one of the most interesting projects, ever realized in Russia.