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High level of air pollution is detected in five cities of Bashkortostan - RosHydromet

22 января

In Bashkortostan, 56 percent of urban population lives in cities with high and very high level of air pollution. These data are submitted in the state report "On the environmental situation and environmental protection in the Russian Federation in 2012" on the basis of information submitted by RosHydromet (Federal Agency for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring).

Gaskarov Folk Dance Ensemble will give performances at Olympic Games in Sochi

16 января

The Faizi Gaskarov’s State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble prepares for a trip to Sochi, which will host XXII Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to 23. Gaskarov dancers will represent the art of Bashkortostan within the cultural program from February 11 to 15. It is expected that about 100 leading creative teams of Russia will gather in Sochi for participation in it.

Ufa townspeople launched a new web portal for people with disabilities

27 декабря

The website launched by Ufa townspeople aims on becoming a platform for Internet communication, assistance in job search for people with disabilities, the press service of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Bashkortostan Republic informs. Developers of the new micro social network invite residents to use actively the new portal: read news, sign in, exchange messages, add topics in the forum, leave their comments, that is carry out a kind of testing of the website.

In 2014, quotas for disabled people employment to be set for companies numbering more than 35 people

25 декабря

In 2014, two percent quota for employment of persons with disabilities will be established in companies numbering more than 35 people, the Minister of Labour and Social Support Lenara Ivanova said at the meeting in the Government RB devoted to the implementation of Presidential Decrees signed in May.

In Bashkiria New Year’s pensions will be delivered ahead of schedule

25 декабря

In the early days of the New Year pensions delivery will be made ahead of schedule, the Pension Fund of the republic reports. Republican postal workers will deliver payments during the following days: on January 3 – for the 3rd and 5th of January, on January 4 — for the 4th January, on January 6 — for the 6 and 7th January on January 8 — for the 8th January.

Presidential children's New Year party was held in Ufa

24 декабря

Nearly one thousand boys and girls celebrated their fabulous and bright New Year holiday at Ufa "Himik" recreation centre on Monday, December 23. The main children's New Year event — Presidential party gathered together about 800 young guests and about 200 children who participated in the performance. The main children's New Year party traditionally organized by the Ministry of Education RB became a wonderful event to all the present. As expected, the children were welcomed at the party by the Grandfather Frost with his granddaughter the Snow Maiden. Children sang for them songs, recited poems, danced around the New Year tree in the lobby of the recreation centre. And then the guests were invited to the audience hall for the musical performance-tale "Museum of the New Year." Snowflakes in silver dresses, aboriginals, Egyptian pharaoh, revived mummies, the ancient Greek goddess and many other characters told the story of how the Grandfather Frost created the Museum of the New Year and lost in it.

International passports now contain fingerprints in Russia

24 декабря

Now images of papillary patterns of two fingers will be stored in international passports of Russians. The corresponding Federal Law "On Amendments to the Federal Law "On the Exit Procedure from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation" was signed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The law was adopted on December 13 and approved by the Federation Council on December 18, 2013.

Paris Hilton held an autograph session in Ufa

23 декабря

Paris Hilton visited Ufa during her business trip. According to unofficial data, the American socialite and millionaire inspected the construction of hotels that will be opened under the brand "Hilton" empire hotel.

Exhibition of unique New Year’s decorations of early XX century is organized in Bashkortostan

23 декабря

An exhibition of New Year’s decorations popular in the last century is organized at Aksakovsky Historical and Cultural Centre in Nadezhdino village of Belebeevsky region. The exhibition consists of New Year’s decorations presented by Nadezhdino villagers. Over 60 now unique items from glass, wool and cardboard, festive New Year’s posters and masques will be available for visitors until the 13th of January.

Olympic Flame of Sochi 2014 arrived in Ufa

20 декабря

On December 20, at 10 o'clock, a solemn meeting of the Olympic Flame was held at the Ufa railway station. It was met by Andrey Ivanyuta, the Minister of Youth and Sports RB and Ufa Mayor Irek Yalalov. The first torchbearer was the bronze medalist of Olympic Games 2004 Ruslan Nasibullin. He gave the Torch to the following torchbearers who will carry it through the historic part of the city — Karl Marx, Pushkin, Tukaev, Zaki Validi, Sovetskaya, Sochinskaya Streets.