According to the rating of Tour Operators Association of Russia, Ufa is popular with tourists. Analysis of Yandex searches shows that in June users were looking for things to do in Ufa more than 17 thousand times.
July 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin invited the participants of the extended meeting of BRICS leaders in Fortaleza (Brazil) to the next summit, which will be held on 9-10 July 2015 in Ufa. The head of Bashkortostan, Rustem Khamitov, took part in official events of the 6th Summit of Heads of State and of Government of BRICS within the delegation of the Russian Federation.
- We invite you all to the BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia on July 9-10 next year, - Vladimir Putin said.
According to him, Russia will ensure the continuity in the operation of the association, will take into account the priorities put forward during the Brazilian presidency and at the same time try to enrich the work with new ideas and do everything to strengthen the role of BRICS in international affairs and regional issues.
First Kickboxing World University Championship is held in Ufa from 12 to 16 of July. It started from the opening ceremony, which took place in the sports center of Bashkir State Medical University. 164 athletes, representing 17 countries –from Ireland to Nepal – take part in the competition. Russian athletes arrived from 20 cities.
Of course, we count on our sportsmen, as well as kickboxers from Ukraine and Belarus. Finals are expected to be breathtaking. They start at 12 a.m. on July, 16.
The first batch of a new medicine has been released by a branch of Microgen research and manufacturing association in Ufa - Immunopreparat.
Invited by Ufa City Municipal District Administration, a delegation of Hefei Administration paid a visit to the capital of Bashkortostan. Hefei is the administrative center of Anhui Province of China (PRC).
On May 24, 2014 Ufa city municipal district Administration together with “Ufanet” Company organized a big dancing celebration named “Spring Promenade 2014”, which gathered around five thousand Ufa high school graduates, their teachers, relatives and friends on one square.
Within the framework of the international "Keruen" TV bike run Kazakh riders visited Ufa, where they met with the Consul of Kazakhstan in Kazan Temirlan Aymagambetov, representatives of Kazakh expat community, Ufa bikers and journalists.
"Keruen" TV bike run started on May 21, on the first day of the Astana Economic Forum. Sultan Serik, Diyaz Baiseitov and Askhat Zhakabaev will travel through Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan on their “iron horses”. In the course of the bike run in Europe the participants will be involved in daily meetings with scientists, innovators and artists from different countries, «G-global» and EXPO 2017 briefings, they will also visit innovation parks and local places of interest.
The celebration of sport and healthy lifestyle held in Ufa on May 18, 2014 – Day of 1,000 cyclists – can be described with three words: large-scale, popular and positive. It became so thanks to Ufa citizens and guests coming from other cities such as Kazan, Izhevsk, Yekaterinburg, Sterlitamak, Salavat, Neftekamsk. The atmosphere itself that prevailed on that day gave cheerfulness, health, and joy to all the participants and observers on the spaces in front of Russian Drama Theatre and Congress Hall as well as on the routes for cycling fans.
Young Ufa citizen Valeriya Markelova won the title «LITTLE MISS WORLD-2014" in International Children's Festival-Competition of beauty, fashion and talent in Turkey. The audience was amazed by Valeriya’s catwalk in Bashkir national costume and creative performance.
This competition is an event of high artistic level, with its own history. For over 23 years it has been organized in different countries: Russia, Armenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain. The contest allows participants - children aged 3 to 17 years - to present the culture and traditions of their peoples and establish friendship among children of different countries.
May 6, 2014 On Lenin square Ufa citizens joined the All-Russian civic and patriotic action "Immortal regiment" for the first time. More than three thousand young citizens formed a column and marched in a solemn procession in honor of Victory Day with photos of their relatives – veterans.
Two artists from Ufa have started to work.
On the wall of the house 5 on Gagarin Street portraits of war veterans will appear in the nearest future. Two artists are working on this project - Alexander Kaidalov and Oleg Kaybishev. Almost a third of the work is done so far, but the artists are planning to finish the project by May 6. Such artwork will be a real present for the veterans.
Cycling parade “Day of 1,000 bicyclists” will take place in Ufa on May 18, 2014. The participants start from Lenin Square and cycle to amphitheater by Congress Hall.
Young scientists from Ufa created a 3D platform for investors. It will be possible to change the landscape design and design the construction with the help of this system in real time mode - it requires special glasses, a monitor, and software. ReaLook is a system of immersion and interaction with the object in a virtual environment. Project manager of ErTech Victor Erivantsev says: «ReaLook is intuitive, complete immersion in the virtual environment, it has a friendly and functional interface, system availability and opportunities, allowing you to work in any field of application. For 4 months, I believe we have achieved really outstanding results: the project won three different competitions.
In Ufa, on April 20, 2014 , the country's largest baursak, weighing 179 kg, was made on the square n.a. Salavat Yulaev. Baursak is a variety of doughnut-like pastry, eaten as a dessert with sugar, butter and honey. Chief editor of the Russian Book of Records Stanislav Konenko arrived in the capital of Bashkortostan to fix the record.
April 18, 2014 Standard & Poor's Ratings Services confirmed long-term issuer credit rating of Ufa as "BB-" on the international scale and "ruAA-" according to the national scale. The forecast for ratings change is "Stable".
In its report Standard & Poor's Ratings Services resumed:
“We expect that the current financial support from the Republic of Bashkortostan will continue to have a positive impact on the creditworthiness of Ufa.
April 19, USOTU architecture and engineering department will host an architectural workshop "There will be ...". It will be a rehearsal for urban land art festival of the same name, which will be held on real urban sites in the fall of 2014.
The workshop will take place in the form of a game on two thematic sites: "City public spaces - problems and solutions" and "Self-definition of an architect in the city - dream and reality." Architectural objects will be created on both sites, which will be later put up to the total gaming space.
The capital of Bashkortostan became the leader of voting for the title of the most attractive, recognizable and symbolic Russian city. Ufa has already got over 55 thousand votes.
At the same time the capital of Bashkortostan is almost "smashing" its opponents. The breakaway from Maikop, taking the second line, is more than seven thousand votes. In addition to these cities, Cheboksary, Kaliningrad and Krasnoyarsk are in top five.
A professional graphic design exhibition TOP 10 opened in Ufa. The display in Miras art gallery represents the best projects of the Russian brand design rated by the Communication Agencies Association of Russia in 2013: outstanding examples of branding and identity for posters, printing and packaging. The exhibition is supported by Ufa City Municipal District Administration in the framework of the Days of graphic design in Ufa.
March 3, 2014 Ufa hosted another torch relay – the travel of the Paralympic Flame. It was brief but rather intensive. The main distinctive feature of this relay race was a special ceremony of lighting the Flame. Every city receiving the Paralympic Flame organized a unique ceremony.
Unlike the Olympic Torch Relay, this race was happening at several cities simultaneously. Ufa became one of the last cities hosting the Flame before it got to Sochi.
February 25, 2014 during his visit to Ufa Gurcan Oral, the chairman of the board of ODAK Turkish group of companies met with Irek Yalalov, the Head of Ufa City Municipal District Administration. The meeting was also attended by Ramil Shamseev, the chairman of LLC ODAK-UFA, Damir Muginov, the investor of the hotel construction project next to Gostinyi Dvor and Ildar Khasanov, Deputy Head of Ufa City Municipal District Administration.
ODAK group of companies erects a hotel complex in Ufa next to Gostinyi Dvor as a contractor. During the meeting the peculiarities of construction, details of the project, architectural and planning solutions were discussed.