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28 February , 17:38

Bashkiria hit Top-3 in cultural events attendance after Moscow and St. Petersburg

Amina Shafikova presented the results of the activities of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan for 2023 and the main tasks of the current year at a meeting of the ministry board at the National Museum of the Republic.

Opening the plenary session, the minister emphasized: “Today, the role of culture and art to preserve traditional spiritual and moral values remains an unchanged state task. Everyone who now works in the field of culture must understand the responsibility for the content of their work and the high purpose of culture in forming true guidelines and meanings.”

An obvious indicator of the priority of culture as one of the most important areas of the socio-economic structure of society is the dynamics of funding growth, which reflects increased attention to issues of state cultural policy both at the federal and republican levels. Thus, over the past six years, spending on culture has increased by almost 60%. The consolidated budget of the past year amounted to 12.7 billion rubles.

The volume of extra-budgetary funds attracted by cultural institutions has increased significantly: over five years, their income has grown 1.9 times. Based on the results of six years, the leaders were the Republican Folk Art Center, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic, and the Bashkortostan Film Studio.

A significant increase in income was noted in reconstructed and overhauled institutions. Amina Shafikova stated that the primary growth began thanks to the most important presidential initiative - the Pushkin Card program, within the framework of which 1 billion rubles were raised from the federal budget, which allowed Bashkortostan to take first place among the regions of the Volga Federal District and third place among the regions of the Russian Federation, missing ahead only Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Author: Sergey Nikolaev

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