At the windows of his house
Zaki Validi, the central city street, became a pedestrian street and was divided into two parts – VDNKh and Friendship Street. It is this street that created the atmosphere and the festive atmosphere of the Forum. For three days, a real ethnic festival took place here, the main purpose of which was to acquaint guests with the national color and culture of the peoples of Russia and Belarus.
This is Fariga, a pastry chef from Ufa. She gives a master class on making chak-chak.
- The recipe is very simple – eggs, flour, the dough is fried, then honey syrup, – Fariga shares with us. – Here the main skill is to connect the parts that make up the chak-chak, carefully and quickly blinding them to each other.
Another Bashkir national sweet is urama, or curlicues.
“Seven yolks, three whole eggs, salt, sugar to taste and 500 grams of flour – everything is simple,” reveals the secret of master confectioner Anzhelika. – The dough should be kneaded loosely, roll out strips and then fry in vegetable oil.
Meat specialties from Belarus, as well as artisanal cheeses from Orenburg, were no less popular among the guests.
Alexander and Elena Tishchenko started cheesemaking five years ago.
- I wanted to make ecological and natural products, and no worse than the European cheeses that left us, – said Alexander. – We came up with the idea of taking the most popular varieties and making our own. Now we make Spanish manchega, Italian parmesan, Swiss belper knoll. Your way.
However, it wasn’t just dishes that were featured on Friendship Street. It was possible, for example, to play national games and even shoot from a real bow.
Residents of the village of Nikolaevka, Ufimsky district, demonstrate how to play spills. Sticks and beads come out of the bag, falling chaotically. The sticks form a kind of pyramid, you have to remove them so as not to hurt the rest. Whoever has the most sticks wins.
And to the master of leather business Dinara – a line of court participants from the Minsk region. The girls try their hand at making leather bracelets.
One of the main events of the Forum was the “Train of Memory” – Ufa was the sixth stop on its journey
- The Belarusians gave me a clay bell, it must be rung every day, so that there is good luck and prosperity in the house, – Dinar showed us the gift. – And I made leather bracelets for girls with a national ornament in the form of a pattern called “house windows”.
He’s a keeper. By the way, Dinard buys leather for his works in Belarus, he says that the quality and price are excellent.
On the other side of the street, folk groups demonstrate their skills. Songs performed by singing grandmothers seem unusual. Let’s get acquainted.
- We are from the Belokataysky district of Bashkortostan, our folk group is called “Berestinochka”, – the leader of the group Lyudmila Dekalo tells us. – The oldest of us is 84 years old. Our repertoire includes only authentic local folklore, old Russian folk songs sung by our grandmothers.
Chain breathing is the main feature of the performance of Old Russian Belokatay songs. They are performed continuously, without breaks.
…Chairwoman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova, State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev, Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov and other honored Forum guests also watched on Druzhby Street.
Another bright element of the cultural program was the project “Slavic Bazaar in the Heart of Eurasia”. Winners and winners of the festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” of different years took part in it. The grandiose round of Friendship, made up of teams from the regions of Russia and Belarus, will certainly be remembered by those present.
There was something to see at the exhibition of the achievements of the national economy of the regions of Russia and Belarus. A kind of VDNKh in miniature. About 50 companies from both countries presented their products here, more than 100 units of agricultural, municipal, road, light, freight and public transport equipment could be seen on the platform of the Street. Most of them are joint developments. For example, the new low-floor trolleybus “Gorozhanin”, which is jointly produced by Bashkortostan and Belarus. Soon 15 of these trolleybuses should enter the roads of the city of Ufa. By the way, Valentina Matvienko personally appreciated the quality of the trolleybus – a comfortable driver’s seat and a convenient fare payment system.
The State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus presented about eighty new exhibits in Ufa
Ivan Fomenko, director of innovation of the St. Petersburg company “Laser Center”, introduced us to the operation of an innovative high-speed laser marking system based on a fiber laser. At our request, in a few seconds, it engraves the logo of the newspaper “SOYUZ. Belarus – Russia” on a metal support.
- We are developing unique equipment and today we are actively cooperating with Belarusian companies, – said Ivan Fomenko. – Our experience allows us to solve all complex laser processing tasks.
The general director of the Bashkir enterprise “Kapman” Sergei Kapitonov spoke about cooperation with one of the largest Belarusian enterprises “Kamvol” in the production of aramid fabrics. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that it does not burn and it is not necessary to impregnate it with a chemically harmful composition. At the same time, it is very difficult to produce such a fiber.
– If the loom is old, the aramid fabric quickly wears out the needles, – explains Sergey Kapitonov. – Belarusians have everything at a very high level. We have already received about 30 kilometers of fabric, from which 10,000 costumes have been sewn. The head of the company is convinced that the joint production of refractory suits with a Belarusian company is one of the projects in the field of import substitution. Especially for us, he set fire to a potholder made of such fabric – indeed, it does not burn.
The State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus presented the guests with advanced technologies and equipment at its stand. About 80 exhibits were presented as samples and models, as well as on advertising brochures. Belarusian technical innovations include: microwave equipment, a range of ultrasound devices, functional coatings and powders, alloy products obtained by additive synthesis, a series of new generation veterinary therapeutic and prophylactic biological products , the LungExpert neural network software package designed to automate the process of diagnosing lung disease using computed tomography and X-ray images.
The Belarusian company Mogilevliftmash, well-known in Russia, offered innovative solutions in the elevator sector, including an elevator cabin with a load capacity of 630 kg with a bionic pattern. This cabin highlights the design possibilities of the interior space and provides comfortable passenger movement, creating a comfortable environment.
At the exhibition, one could also see the novelties of the company Bellegprom, which presented the products of 11 participating companies. These are shoes and textiles.
One of the main events of the Forum of Regions was the “Train of Memory” project. The train left Brest in the early morning of June 22. Ufa has become the sixth stop on the route for high school passengers from Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. The Speakers of the Upper Houses of the National Parliaments of Russia and Belarus Valentina Matvienko and Natalya Kochanova, State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev, Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov met with the project participants. The conversation turned out to be informal. At the meeting, the guys asked how to deal with fakes about the Great Patriotic War and about our history in general. We shared our thoughts on how to draw more attention to the history of the regions, to establish inter-parliamentary cooperation within the CIS.
Some of the issues have led to new initiatives. So, Dmitry Mezentsev suggested publishing the memory train diary, which the guys themselves would write.
- There was a message to think about the fact that millions of children in the post-Soviet space would like to be members of this train. Valentina Ivanovna (Matvienko) rightly said that neither rails, nor wagons, nor locomotives will be enough for this. Let’s make a diary. And we’ll give you each a page,” the secretary of state suggested. – And let it be a 200-page book on the number of train passengers. The diary will be published each year at the expense of the Union budget and placed in electronic form on the resources of the national press agencies. And you will say there yourself what concerns you today. The guys welcomed the idea with a bang.
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