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Two performances using special equipment for visually impaired people were showed in Ufa


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

Two unique performances were held at the Mustai Karim National Youth Theater. Blind and visually impaired spectators, along with sighted theater-goers, were able to "see" the "Humiliated" performance and the inclusive performance "I am a fist. I AM A-N-N-A".

This was made possible due to a special system and equipment of the Bashkir Republican Special Library for the Blind. Recall that Ufa has become one of the 27 regions where the “Special Vision” program is being successfully implemented.

“A professional video description presenter helped to understand the production. In the pauses between the replicas of the actors, he described what was happening on the stage. A detailed description of the scenery, costumes of the artists, their emotions, movements made it possible to “show” the performance to the blind”, the theater representatives inform.

The "Humiliated" performance (based on the novel by Zainab Bisheva directed by Musalim Kulbaev) is a drama about the growing up, formation, and rise of a small person during the historical upheavals of the pre-revolutionary years. The inclusive performance “I am a fist. I AM A-N-N-A" (based on the play by Martha Raitses directed by Olga Musina) –is a life story of a teenager with special needs. The role of Anna was performed by a girl with a hearing impairment Alisa Ivanova.


Bashkiria parliament speaker delivered report in Strasbourg about language policy in Russia and our region


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

According to the coefficient of multi-ethnicity, Russia takes a leading place in the world, this was stated by Konstantin Tolkachev, Chairman of the Bashkir State Assembly at a plenary session of the 37th session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. He spoke about the language policy of the Russian Federation and Bashkortostan.

“The national policy of the Russian state is to support and preserve linguistic diversity and cultural identity. We have not lost a single language, even of the smallest nationality. Russian regions are formed on a national-territorial basis, taking into account the country's national diversity. 85 Russian regions include 22 national republics, four autonomous districts, one autonomous region”, the speaker of the republican parliament cited data.

He emphasized that the republics, as entities of the Russian Federation, had their laws on languages.

“A unique model of legal regulation of this sphere has developed in our country: more than 30 languages ​​at the level of subjects have the status of state ones, no similar models exist anywhere else in the world. In government bodies, local self-government, state institutions of the republics, they are used along with the state language of the Russian Federation, ”said the speaker.

The Chairman of the State Assembly gave an example of Bashkortostan and the Law "On the languages ​​of the peoples of the Republic of Bashkortostan" adopted by the republican parliament.

“Government bodies and local self-government in Bashkortostan use the Russian language as their working one. The Bashkir language can also be used”, said Konstantin Tolkachev.

In addition to the Speaker of the Parliament of Bashkortostan, Andrew Dawson from Great Britain spoke on the topic. Konstantin Tolkachev noted in a dialogue with his colleague that Russian legislation was based on the principles of preservation, development, use, and protection of languages, taking into account both international legal acts and regional specificities, and invited European parliamentarians to emulate these positive practices, the press service of the State Assembly RB informs.


Three USATU teams reached semifinals of World Programming Contest


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

Three teams of Ufa State Aviation Technical University (USATU) reached the semifinals of the World Programming Contest. The main round of the quarter-final competitions was held at the B.N. Yeltsin Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg) on October 26. One hundred two teams representing 36 educational institutions from 21 cities took part in it.

Our team — God’s Choice was awarded the 2nd-degree diploma and a medal for success: Vadim Zinov, Ekaterina Stepanova, and Nikita Taratorin. Teams: I love Paris (Alexander Trubin, Ilya Pakhtusov, Igor Shepshelevich) and Oh sht im sorry (Almas Giniatullin, Emil Murtazin, Julia Sharipova) will also defend the honor of USATU. The semifinal of the contest will be held in St. Petersburg on November 29.

Representatives of USATU are students of the Informatics and Robotics Faculty (Dean Professor Nafisa Yusupova) and the General Science Faculty (Dean Professor Vladimir Vodopyanov). Teachers of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, associate professors Alexander Fridlyand and Julia Valiakhmetova, assistant Artem Ripatti (two-time World Cup finalist), supervise their training.

USATU students have been participating in programming competitions since 1996 and constantly show good results. In 2005, the team first reached the final of the world championship and was the 13th in Shanghai (China). And a year later, it became the bronze medalist of the final in San Antonio (Texas, USA). After that, the USATU teams reached the finals three more times: in 2010 (Harbin), in 2012 (Warsaw) and 2013 (St. Petersburg, 14th place).

The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC, formerly ACM ICPC) is the world's largest student team programming Olympiad. Students from 2,500 universities in more than 100 countries compete for leadership. It has been held annually since 1977. Until 1989, mainly teams from the United States and Canada participated in the Olympiad, and outside the United States, the event was held for the first time only in 1999.

The team consists of three students with the following restrictions: they must be not older than 24 years, participate in the finals of the Olympiad no more than two times, and undergo regional selection no more than five times.


Bashkiria chances to extend public debt restructuring program are quite small - Ministry of Finance


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

Bashkiria may not be included in the debt restructuring program, which should be valid until 2024. The Minister of Finance of the Republic, Lira Igtisamova, said that the region would not be able to fulfill the condition for increasing tax revenues for two consecutive years due to substantial revenues in 2018, TASS reports.

“The republic’s prospects of getting into the program to extend the state debt restructuring are slim because, on the one hand, the high tax base of the past year prevents it. We had one-off receipts on corporate income tax; we will not be able to compensate for these figures this year with the best will in the world. It was a large sum, one-time payment of almost 18 billion rubles, there were certain decisions, including judicial ones, ”said Lira Igtisamova.

The national debt of Bashkiria by the end of the year will amount to about 14 billion rubles against 16.2 billion in 2018, mostly borrowings from the federal budget. In 2020, the regional market debt will be paid off, the minister added.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov at a meeting in the State Duma in late September said that the Ministry of Finance was preparing a proposal to the regions to restructure 75 billion rubles of budget loans in 2020, subject to investment in development and new infrastructure projects.

Lira Igtisamova noted that the restructuring of previously issued loans was carried out in 2017, and in 2024 the terms of this restructuring expire. According to her, those entities that over two years had their tax and non-tax revenues higher than the rate of inflation, will be able to extend the restructuring program. “For example, if our budget is restructured for five years, we can extend it up to 7 years, and these funds should be allocated for investment purposes,” the minister said.


Salavat Yulaev will complete away series with match against Dynamo


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

On October 31, the Ufa club Salavat Yulaev will complete the away series. In Moscow, the players of Nikolai Tsulygin will meet with the local Dynamo, which in two months of the regular KHL championship managed to get in good shape and reach the fourth line of the western conference.

The team of Vladimir Krikunov in the last five matches had four victories, having lost only to the Moscow CSKA in the home arena (1: 2).

Salavat Yulaev plays very insecurely. The Ufa club got its last victory in the regular time at the home venue in the match against Ak Bars (3: 1). After this, the Tsulygin team alternates losses and victories most often in overtime. The Salavat Yulaev held the last visiting match against HC Sochi and lost — 3: 1.

Bookmakers predict Dynamo’s victory today. They put a stake on the stability of Muscovites. Nevertheless, the Bashkir club intends to score points and rise from fifth to the second line of the Eastern League Conference.

The beginning of the match Dynamo — Salavat Yulaev is at 9.30 pm Ufa time. The live broadcast is available on BST, KHL TV, Kurai TV (in Bashkir language).


"Zuleikha" by Bashkir Drama was great success at International Theater Olympics


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

The performance of the Bashkir Academic Drama Theater “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes” marks new routes on the map of Russia: Yaroslavl, Moscow, Kazan, Orenburg, Grozny, Irkutsk, and now St. Petersburg. The day before, the theater returned from the International Theater Olympics.

On October 27 and 28, Airat Abushakhmanov’s play “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes” based on Guzel Yakhina’s novel was shown on the stage of the G. Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (BDT). The performance was played in the Bashkir language with simultaneous translation into Russian.

A large collective of Bashkir theater visits the cultural capital of Russia for the third time. Now it was invited to the Theater Olympics, which was attended by more than 50 theater productions from 20 countries.

Two days in the BDT passed with a full house, the performance of the Bashkir theater was able to win the hearts of not only sophisticated Petersburg spectators but also visiting guests of the Northern capital. Tickets were sold out a few months before the show.

Recall that in 2019 the performance was nominated for the Golden Mask National Theater Award in six categories and became a laureate in the nomination For Stage Reading of Guzel Yakhina’s novel “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes”.

"Zuleikha" continues its journey across the country: in November, the regional festival "Golden Mask" takes place in Izhevsk, in December — participation in the 5th International Theater Festival "History of the Russian State. Fatherland and Fate” in Ulyanovsk. Also as part of the theater tour the play will be shown on the stage of the M. Gorky Orenburg Regional Drama Theater on November 4.


FC Ufa dropped out of competition for Cup of Russia


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

The last cup match this season was held by the Ufa football club at the VEB Arena in Moscow. Vadim Evseev's team lost to CSKA in a tough struggle but conceded a goal in stoppage time — in the 93rd minute.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper of Muscovites Ilya Pomazun coped with the attack of both Azer Aliyev and Lovro Bizyak. Traditionally, guests from Bashkiria lacked a final productive strike.

CSKA Slovenian midfielder Yaka Bijol performed a fatal shot on the net of Alexander Belenov. The head coach of FC Ufa Vadim Evseev at the post-match press conference was brief. The specialist congratulated CSKA on reaching the quarter-finals of the Russian Cup and left.

Ufa will continue to perform in the Russian Championship this Saturday, November 2. The Bashkir team will meet with Lokomotiv in a home match.

FC Ufa has five matches left before the winter break: two at home and three away. The Evseev’s wards will play the last RPL match in 2019 with Sochi at the Neftyanik Stadium on November 24.


Winter has come to Bashkiria


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

As forecasters promised, snow fell last night in the cities and regions of Bashkiria. It temporarily blanketed the roads and pavements.

According to the Bashkir Met Office, on October 31, rain turning into snow, ice spots, wet snow build-up on wires and trees, ice on roads, and snow are predicted in the republic.

The wind is eastern, with the transition to the northwestern, moderate western, locally with strong gusts.

The temperature during the day with lows from -2 to + 3 C.

In the next two days, the air temperature will drop even more in Bashkiria.


60% of roads comply with standards in Bashkiria - rating


UFA, 31 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

In Bashkiria in 2018, 60% of public roads met the standards, it follows from the rating of the Russia Today television channel, based on data from Rosstat over the past few years. The evenness and durability of the roadway, the adhesion properties of the pavement, good visibility constitute the quality of the road.

The share of local roads (inside cities and towns) complied with standards decreased in the republic from 78.8% in 2007 to 60% in 2018.

The share of regional and inter-municipal roads that meet the standards (provided by the budget of the republic, municipality) remained at the same level: 55% in 2007 and 54.5% in 2018.

On the whole, the share of good roads increased from 23.5% in 2007 to 60% last year.

The highest percentage of "bad" roads was recorded in Bashkiria in 2015 — 46.2%.

In 2018, the greatest number of common public roads of regional or inter-municipal importance that meet regulatory requirements were in Moscow (97%), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District (84.5%), Stavropol Territory (74.9%), Krasnoyarsk Territory, 4%) and Ingushetia (70.4%).

The regions where the roads were the least compliant last year include the Republic of Mari El (1.4%), Saratov Region (9.9%), Kalmykia (11.8%), Arkhangelsk (15.1%) and Magadan Regions (17%).

Total, last year in Russia 42.4% of all roads in this category corresponded to the standards. Over the past ten years, this figure has improved by 5% (in 2008 there were 37.8% of quality roads).


"My Business" entrepreneurship forum is held in Ufa


UFA, 30 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Azat Gizatullin/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

Today, the Ufa-Arena hosts the “My Business” entrepreneurship forum. The capital of Bashkortostan has become the eighth city to host an event on its territory. “My Business” is a forum created as part of a national project to support entrepreneurs. Successful entrepreneurs and those who are just about to start their businesses have gathered at the Ufa-Arena venue. Rustam Muratov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government, Minister of Economic Development and Investment Policy of Bashkortostan, noted that in the region all measures of state support were rendered for the business community. Two centers "My Business" operate in Ufa. In the short time since their opening, 3 655 entrepreneurs and almost 1000 people who plan to start their business have used their services.

“The Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov in his “ September ”decree set the task of bringing the number of people working in small and medium-sized businesses to 500 thousand. It is also planned to increase the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 130 thousand to 170 thousand. These tasks are achievable, and we will carry them out together”, Rustam Muratov said.

Successful entrepreneurs, experts, and opinion leaders will deliver their reports at the forum. The key goal is to give the audience an incentive to develop business, to talk about measures of state support. Forum participants will be able also to get tools for business development, find new customers and partners.


Agidel head coach and five hockey players are called up to Russian national team


UFA, 30 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

Denis Afinogenov, head coach of the women's hockey club from Ufa, has been invited to the coaching staff of the Russian national team. Five Agidel players will go to the location of the national team together with him. The goalkeeper Anna Prugova, defender Maria Batalova, forwards Ekaterina Lebedeva, Elizaveta Rodnova, and Olga Sosina will prepare for the “Five Nations Tournament”.

Matches will be held in the city of Dmitrov (Moscow Region) from November 6 to 10, the press service of the Women Hockey League reported.

The schedule of matches of the Russian team at the “Five Nations Tournament” (Ufa time):

November 6, 9.00 pm. Russia — Finland;

November 7, 9.00 pm. Russia — Germany;

November 9, 9.00 pm. Russia — Switzerland;

November 10, 9.00 pm. Czech Republic — Russia.


Bashkiria hit top three regions that actively cover national projects


UFA, 30 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.

Bashkortostan took third place in the rating of Russian regions, most often mentioned in the media in the context of national projects. The study is based on an analysis of the Russian media base of the Medialogy system following the results of September of this year. The rating was headed by Moscow; the second place went to the Krasnodar Territory. The first ten also included the Primorye Territory, Nizhny Novgorod Region, St. Petersburg, Tyumen Region, Tatarstan, Moscow and Samara Regions.

The press reported that 133 educational centers “Growth Point” began to operate at rural schools in the republic. It was informed that the region had received 208.5 million rubles for updating the material and technical facilities of educational institutions as part of the national project "Education".

Besides, the media wrote about additional 34.5 million rubles received for the purchase of forest fire equipment as part of the "Forest Conservation" regional part of the "Ecology" national project.

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