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29 March, Wednesday

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Ufa Salavat Yulaev extended contract with Lazarev


UFA, 29 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/. HC Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) extended a contract with the forward Anton Lazarev, the press service of the Ufa club informs.

The 26-year-old Lazarev moved to the Ufa club from the Avtomobilist (Yekaterinburg) in the summer of 2015. For two seasons Lazarev spent 133 matches for Salavat Yulaev, in which he scored 27 points (12 goals +15 assists).

The new contract is concluded until 2019.


Spring in Bashkiria is expected to be unusual – Bashkir Met Office


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/. This year the spring in the republic is expected to be quite unusual, the head of Bashkir Met Office, Vilora Gorokholskaya shared at the press conference.

"Winter does not want to say goodbye to us, in the coming days we expect the same weather. It is forecasted a snowstorm with increasing wind, ice phenomena and a fairly cool range of temperatures. The end of this week is expected to be cold. In some places, it will be 13-18 degrees below zero at clearings. The main background will be also low — minus 2-7 C", said the head of the department.

According to her, the average temperatures and precipitation in April are expected to be within the norm. May "will slightly drier, but the temperatures will be again within normal limits".


Bashkir dancers can take part in "Musical East" Contest


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/. Bashkir dance groups can take part in the "Musical East" contest. The dance contest will be held in Moscow at the "Stimul" cultural centre on April 15. Performers from Eastern countries and republics from Egypt to Japan (all Asia), aged 12 to 35, will perform at the contest. No more than three performers (or three dance groups) are invited from one state (republic). The jury consists of teachers and specialists in oriental musical art: the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow University of Culture.

The Moscow International Musical "Musical East" was established with the aim of developing and strengthening friendly and cultural ties between Russia and the countries of the East. The competition is held with the support of the State Duma, Rossotrudnichestvo, Rosmolodezh, Moscow Government, Moscow State University, Radio East.

Applications are accepted until March 31 by e-mail: Telephones: 8-916-678-31-17, 8-903-532-09-54. Details are available — in the event group "VKontakte".


Applications for 4th International Film Festival "Silver Akbuzat" are started to accept in Ufa


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/. Applications for 4th International Film Festival "Silver Akbuzat" are started to accept in Ufa. Applications for participation in the festival are accepted until September 1, 2017.

The "Silver Akbuzat" Festival will be held in the capital of Bashkortostan in October this year. The competitive program includes full-length feature, short and documentary films. Within the framework of the film festival, creative meetings and master classes of well-known figures of cinema, Bashkir pitching of debutants, Bashkir Film Day and out-of-competition showing will take place.

The main goal of the "Silver Akbuzat" Film Festival is propaganda of spiritual and cultural values of the peoples of the world, popularization of creative work of filmmakers making films of national and ethnic origin. Competition works will be evaluated by an international jury, which will include well-known filmmakers and film critics.

The project is being implemented for a grant of the Head of Bashkortostan in the amount of 4.5 million rubles with the support of the Government RB, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Ufa administration. The partners of the festival are the Rodina cinema — the Centre of Russian Cinematography and the Bashkortostan State Concert Hall. The organizer of the film festival is the Bashkortostan Film Studio. Detailed information about the "Silver Akbuzat" Film Festival is available on its official website.


Bashkiria is among leaders in public-private partnerships development


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva/. Bashkortostan ranked seventh in the rating of regions on the level of public-private partnership (PPP) developments by results of 2016, having risen by four positions in comparison with 2015. The target for 2016 established by the federal centre was 54.2 percent. The republic achieved the value of 67.7 percent.

The top three leaders in the rating-2016 included Moscow, Moscow and Samara regions. The evaluation of the regions is carried out by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation in conjunction with the Association of Participants of Public-Private Partnership "PPP Development Centre".

The calculation takes into account the experience of PPP projects implementing in the region, the appropriate regulatory and legal support, as well as development of the institutional environment in the field of public-private partnership, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development of Bashkortostan explains.

The results of 2016 were summed up at the 4th infrastructure congress "The Russian Week of Public-Private Partnership". The Minister of Economic Development of Bashkortostan Sergey Novikov participates in his work.

During the regional rating of PPP development, Bashkortostan ranked 51st in 2013, 16th in 2014 and 11th in 2015.


Russian best gymnasts will gather in Ufa for Ekaterina Oginskaya Tournament


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Alim Faizov/. From March 30 to April 2, Ufa will host the 7th interregional tournament in rhythmic gymnastics in memory of Ekaterina Oginskaya. About 600 gymnasts from more than 20 cities of Russia, as well as Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are expected to participate in the competitions.

It is expected that the honourary guests of the tournament will be: Ulyana Trofimova  -  world-class athlete, participant of the Olympic Games in London, multiple medalist and winner of the World Cup stages; Elizaveta Nazarenkova  - world-class athlete, two-time Asian champion, multiple winner of the World Cup stages; Margarita Mamun  - Olympic champion 2016, seven-time world champion in rhythmic gymnastics, four-time European champion, champion of the 1st European Games of 2015 in Baku, multiple winner of the Grand Prix and World Cup stages.

The tournament will be held at the sports and fitness complex of Bashkir State Medical University (Teatralnaya str., 2/1), as well as at "Dynamo" sports complex, the Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics Ufa.

Ekaterina Oginskaya is the founder of rhythmic gymnastics in Bashkortostan and the city of Ufa, as well as the founder of the Physical Education Department at Bashkir State Pedagogical University. In memory of her in March 2010 the First Open Cup of the city was organized in Ufa. A year later, the Oginskaya Memory Competition was given the status of an Open Republican Tournament, and in 2012, two events took place: the Open Republican Tournament and the Ufa Cup in Rhythmic Gymnastics.


Russian Drama Theatre was best at "Veselaya Kulisa" Festival in Ufa


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/. The International Theatre Day was celebrated with a traditional event — the "Veselaya Kulisa" Festival in Ufa. The 17th republican festival of theatre skits gathered representatives of seven theatres of the republic. Actors treated the spectators with cabbage pies made by them and joked on topical issues. The People's Artist of Bashkortostan Almas Amirov and the members of the Surprise Quartet were the hosts.

The jury headed by the People's Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan Airat Akhmetshin determined the best. The company of the Russian Drama Theatre became the winner of the "Veselaya Kulisa". The second prize was awarded to the team of the Sterlitamak Russian Drama Theatre. The third place was won by the Bashkir troupe of the M. Karim National Youth Theatre. The special prize was presented to the actress of the Russian troupe National Youth Theatre Svetlana Bronnikova and the company of the Ufa Theatre for Young Audiences.

The organizer of the festival was the Union of Union of Theatre Professionals of Bashkortostan.


Giant bicycle will be lined-up in Ufa


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/. This year, the organizers of the Ufa Bike Festival "I Bike Ufa" decided to establish a rather unusual record.

Everyone who will come to the "Dynamo" stadium on May 28 will line up as a giant bicycle. It is expected that more than one thousand people will make a symbol of cycling. Thus, it is planned to break the world record under the title "The largest image of a bicycle made of people", the press service of the Ufa administration specifies.

The mayor's office also reports that the current record was set in September 2015 in the city of Sylott (Great Britain), 794 people took part in it. Organizers of the festival believe that Ufa residents are quite able to surpass this result.

Everyone is invited to participate. To do this, you need to register and come to the stadium on the day of the festival.


Konstantin Tolkachev arrived in Strasbourg to participate in Local and Regional Authorities Congress of European Council


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/. The Chairman of the State Assembly of Bashkortostan Konstantin Tolkachev participates in the 32nd plenary session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The plenary session will open today, March 28, the press service of the regional parliament reported. Over the next three days, a number of topical international issues are planned to be discussed: migration policy, local and regional voting rights, a fact-finding mission regarding the situation with local elected representatives in Turkey, free access to public data, local democracy in Iceland, rights of Russian-speaking citizens residing permanently in Estonia. Within the framework of the session, a meeting of members of Congress with the delegation of Germany is planned.


Turkey is ready to allow Russians to enter without international passports - Izvestiya


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Ksenia Kalinina/. Turkey is ready to begin a discussion with Russia on the issue of mutual trips of citizens of the two countries using internal ID cards. They have already started installing the appropriate devices for document verification at the airports of the country. According to the «Izvestiya» newspaper referring to the Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, the parties discussed this issue two years ago, before the Russian Su-24 was shot down on the border with Syria in November 2015.

"Now when our relations have normalized, we can continue these negotiations," TASS quoted the Turkish Foreign Minister.

Simplified Turkey's border crossing regulations are in force for Georgian citizens, and in mid-March Ankara signed such an agreement with Kiev.


French Embassy Cultural Counselor in Russia is on business visit in Ufa


UFA, 28 March 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Alfiya Agliullina/. The Cultural Counsellor to the French Embassy in Russia Olivier Guillaume and representative of the Alliance Française Foundation Mireille Cheval are paying a business visit to Ufa.

On March 26, they visited the headquarters of the Ufa branch of Alliance Française and enjoyed a solo concert of the president of the International Conservatory of Music in Paris Françoise Levechin-Gangloff in the organ hall of the Bashkir Philharmonic Society.

Yesterday, a working meeting between Olivier Guillaume and heads of cultural and art institutions of Bashkortostan took place within the framework of the business visit. The First Deputy Minister of Culture RB Valentina Latypova, the director of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre Ilmar Almuhametov, the director of the Bashkir Philharmonic Society Aidar Zubaidullin, the director of the Rodina cinema Tatyana Razina, the director of the National Museum of Bashkortostan Gali Valiullin and the director of the Nesterov Bashkir Art Museum Airat Teregulov took part in it.

During the meeting, the participants discussed issues of cooperation between Bashkortostan and France in the field of culture and art, and considered a possibility of joint projects.

Also, the guests had an introductory tour of the Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre. They were especially impressed by the exposition of the theatre dedicated to the great dancer of the 20th century, Rudolf Nureyev. Director of the theatre Ilmar Almukhamedov also presented musical projects of the company.

"Our theatre is always ready to provide a venue for French projects," said Ilmar Almukhamedov. According to him, in the autumn of this year a joint event will take place in the theatre with musicians from the Netherlands. And this spring Ufa will host the 21st Rudolf Nureyev’s International Festival of Ballet Art. Soloists and representatives of Russian and foreign theatres are invited to the large-scale event. A new scenographic version of the "Crane Song" ballet will be shown as part of the festival.

Representatives of the French Embassy in Russia were also informed about other cultural projects — the International Festival of National and Ethnic Cinema "Silver Akbuzat", the International Festival "Berdemlek-Commonwealth", the World Festival "World Folklore-2020", the festival of contemporary art "The Heart of Eurasia", the ministry representatives report.

"We have close cooperation with the Embassy of the Netherlands, the USA. In April, visitors from America will come at our 21st International Jazz Festival "Pink Panther". Musicians from Switzerland, Estonia, China, South Africa will visit Ufa in the framework of the "Heart of Eurasia" festival. We are looking forward to cooperation with musicians from France", the director of the Bashkir Philharmonic Society Aidar Zubaidullin underlined.

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