Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
The message reads, in part:
“Greetings on this significant anniversary – the centenary of the establishment of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
This event was a milestone in the history of nation building in our country and played a significant part in the life of Bashkortostan by contributing to its economic development, preserving its original traditions, and the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the ethnic groups residing in the republic.
Today Bashkortostan is rightly regarded to be among the leading regions. Largely due to the creative work of the residents and well-conceived decisions in leadership, the republic is expanding its innovative potential. Conditions for considerable investment are being established here, relevant projects are being pursued in industry and agriculture, energy, and social and transport infrastructure. All those large-scale initiatives serve to enhance the well-being of the people and improve the quality of living.
I am confident that love for your homeland, sincere desire to contribute to its prosperity, mutual respect and concord will continue to help you in meeting the goals set in the interests of the Republic of Bahskortostan and the whole of Russia.”