A lot of foreign delegations visit Ufa these days. Huge illuminated letters U-F-A greet all the guests of the city. They were placed at the entrance to Ufa - bridge across Belaya river. The name of the city in English has been recently added to the similar signs in Russian and Bashkir.
For the eighth time open Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) took place. This year 619 students from 29 countries attended this contest.
Ufa was recognized as the most environmentally safe metropolis among 87 cities of the Russian Federation, followed by Saransk, Vologda, Moscow and Voronezh. The rating was formed by Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation.
Delegation of Ufa City Municipal District made a working visit to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, to exchange experience in consumer market. The delegation included representatives of trade and coordination of services department of Administration, as well as directors of the capital’s restaurants and hotels.
After productive negotiations in Qiqihar city the official delegation of Ufa City Municipal District Administration has arrived in Hefei city.
The Mayor of Hefei Zhang Qingjun who was the head of the delegation which visited Ufa recently, was glad to welcome Bashkortostan representatives in his city.
The heads of different departments of Hefei Administration as well as mass media representatives participated in the meeting. During the meeting the parties discussed the forthcoming visit of the Head of Ufa Ufa City Municipal District Administration Yalalov I.I. to Hefei to sign the Cooperation Agreement between the two cities as well as to discuss possible two-way communications namely exchange of students and business delegations.
In the framework of the visit of Ufa City Municipal District Administration official delegation to China on September 23, 2014 a protocol of intent on cooperation development was signed between Ufa City Municipal District Administration and People's Government of Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province of China.
Our delegation headed by the deputy head of Ufa City Municipal District Administration Ildar Hasanov is planning to visit two large cities of China, namely Qiqihar and Hefei, which may become sister-cites of Ufa in the future.
The tallest Ferris wheel in Russia opens in Ufa on September 27th. The height of the new leisure-time entertainment will be 48 meters. It's the tallest construction in the country among those for all-year use. The Wheel is installed at the entrance to Mazhit Gafuri Park of Culture and Recreation.
In the framework of the visit of Hefei (China) official delegation to Ufa on September 8, 2014 a protocol of intent on cooperation development was signed between Ufa City Municipal District Administration and People's Government of Hefei City, Anhui Province of China.
A singer from Ufa Zlat Khabibullin got an award at the International Festival of Arts "Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk" in the nomination "BestPop Song of the Russian Federation".
Bright flower presentation unfolded on August 23 at Salavat Yulaev square, which brought together professionals and amateurs of the landscape industry, designers and florists to showcase examples of their art.
Ufa may become a host city for the International Children's Summer Games in 2019. Rustem Khamitov met with the Secretary General of the International Children's Games (ICG) Richard Smith and members of the ICG Committee in the House of the Republic. The parties discussed last International Children's Winter Games which were organized in the capital of the Republic in 2013 and talked about the future in terms of interaction in the sphere of holding most prestigious competitions in Ufa.
"City of Art" project goes on in Ufa. It is aimed at the transformation of urban appearance. Three teams from Ufa, Orenburg and Sterlitamak decorate the walls of the buildings of their cities with art objects. In the capital of Bashkortostan a huge graffiti depicting a dancing girl in a national costume will soon appear on Mendeleev street across from one of the shopping malls. Contour drawing is ready, the artists are ready to start painting graffiti itself. It will be completed in September.
August 7, the first “Neighbor Day” city picnic took place in Ufa. Any Ufa citizen, wishing to improve life in the city, could come and participate.
The event turned a spot on Said-Galiev Blvd. into a real public space. A kind of an open office was organized here - together with architects and sociologists citizens were trying to answer such questions as: what should a public space be like? How does a dream yard look like? How can we implement joint projects? The work was supervised by professors of architecture and state and municipal administration. Results of the survey will be included in the project of a new type of public space. Later it will be presented at the second town-planning forum UrbanBairam on August 21.
July 29, delegation of the Republic of Bashkortostan met with President of International World Games Association, Mr. Jose Perurena Lopez, in Lausanne (Switzerland). During the meeting, the official ceremony of placing the bid of Ufa to host the 11th World Games in 2021took place.
On July 27th a unique «Race Across Europe by Bike» started in Ufa. James Bowtell, a UK undergraduate, plans to cross seven countries in less than 45 days and set a Guinness World Record.
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).