Results of the All-Russian Festival of Visually Impaired "Dusha narodnaya 2014" which was held in Ufa from February 28 to March 2 are announced. The festival is conducted every two years in different regions of Russia. The first festival was held in Kazan. 150 people from 17 regions arrived in the Bashkir capital to participate in the competition: Moscow, Vladimir, Saratov, Krasnodar, Astrakhan, Ulyanovsk, Perm, Saransk, Samara, Kurgan, Chelyabinsk, Republic of Tatarstan. All participants are winners of the qualifying rounds.
International event "Nature. People. Culture" became a diploma holder of the XVII National Award in the field of public relations "Silver Archer". In the category "Best project for development and promotion of territories" weekly photo tours over Bashkiria received recognition within this event. Expeditions with participation of foreign photographers are held in the republic the 24th consecutive year. The "Nature. People. Culture" was awarded the honorary certificate of the competition. It was displayed to experts during the Open Day of presentation of the best projects in the International Multimedia Centre " RIA Novosti " in Moscow. “Over the years, more than 200 photographers from different countries and Russian regions visited Bashkiria, thus a unique archive of photographs was collected,” Gulchachak Hannanova, the head of the press centre of the Plenipotentiary Representative Office of Bashkortostan under the President RF said. The chairman of the Union of Photographers of Russia Andrei Baskakov during the presentation of the "Nature. People. Culture" noted that it was unique not only in Russia but also in the world. “Photo tours are held from time to time in many parts of the world, but only in Bashkiria, they have been successfully organized for the 24th consecutive year”, the artist said.
In Bashkortostan a selection of candidates for the Republican delegation to participate in the Youth Forum of the Volga Federal District "iVolga 2014" took place. The forum aimed at demonstrating the currently implemented in Russia innovative technologies in the field of youth policy, will take place from June 18 to 28 at Mastryukovskie lakes of Samara region, organized as campgrounds.
Results of Winter Olympics in Sochi: Bashkir short trackers Semen Yelistratov and Ruslan Zakharov with24 февраля
In Sochi the XXII Winter Olympics finished. The Russian team won in the team tournament. The medal count of Russians includes 33 medals — 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. They are ahead of Norway — 26 medals (11-5-10) and Canada — 25 (10-10-5). 14 sportsmen from Bashkortostan competed as a part of the national team of Russia in Sochi. Only short-trackers from Ufa — Semen Yelistratov and Ruslan Zakharov managed to get gold medals in the 5000m relay with Viktor An and Vladimir Grigoriev. The rest of Bashkortostan Olympians have the following results: Ski jumpers: Dmitry Vasilyev — the 26th place on the Hill K-125, the 9th in the team tournament, Sochi Large Hill record — 144.5 m. Ilmir Hazetdinov — the 35th place on the Hill K- 95, the 29th place on the K- 125, 9th place in the team tournament. Nordic combined skier — Ernest Jachin — 9th place in the team tournament.
Ufa occupied the second place in the project "Russian City. National Choice- 2014". Thus, the capital of Bashkortostan has all chances to become the leader of the competition. According to the press service of the city administration, any citizen of the republic can help Ufa in this. Just enter the project site and vote for your favourite city. Note that you can give your vote in favour of Ufa every day.
It has become easier and more affordable to follow the events in the republic. Free official application of Bashkir Satellite TV (BST) for mobile devices has been issued. Until recently, BST was available online on Android mobile devices. Now you can watch the main channel of the republic on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with iOS. Broadcast is available online and there is also a TV program guide.
To date, the official Ufa job bank contains information about more than 13.5 thousand job vacancies. Since the beginning of 2014 the metropolitan employment service received information about more than 24 thousand jobs.
Festival of experimental sound and dancing "R — tut" will be held next weekend in Ufa. The event organizer is a dancing centre "Prostranstvo". According to one of active members Rustem Imamov this festival is an attempt to combine very different, but closely connected creative people: dancers, musicians and actors. Two days of the festival are divided into dance and sound parts.
In 2013, the State Labour Inspectorate of Bashkortostan considered more than five thousand written applications, which is by 12.4 percent more than in 2012. Almost as many people came to personal appointments or made calls on the "hot line", the department informs.
More than half of Russians (60 percent) are aware of changes in the pension system. Of these, 17 percent monitor changes constantly, and 43 percent — from time to time. 39 percent of the country's inhabitants admitted lack of interest in the "pension" topic. This is evidenced by the results of the study conducted in 42 regions by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTSIOM).