In Bashkortostan, a Committee for the Development of Spiritual Culture, Literature and Art has been established. It will function under the Representation of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in the Republic of Bashkortostan (Russia).
Alexander Leonidov a Laureate of Sergei Dovlatov Prize and Renart Sharipov a historian, writer and candidate of philosophical sciences, researcher of the Ethnology Department of the Institute of History, Language and Literature of the Ufa Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences were elected Co-Chairs of the Committee.
The initiative to create the Committee was supported by the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Head of the Representation of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly in the Republic of Bashkortostan (Russia) Andrei Nazarov.
“The Committee will help established contact between the authorities and the cultural sphere of the republic in order to preserve and efficiently use the cultural and historical heritage, to support organizations of culture, literature and art. In particular, the Committee will work to organize an international cultural partnership for the effective use of the unifying potential of cultural diplomacy,” - said Andrei Nazarov.
According to Alexander Leonidov, the focus of the new Committee is the expansion of international cooperation, the involvement of Bashkortostan culture and art associations in international projects, the promotion of the image of the Republic of Bashkortostan as a center of culture and art of Eurasian significance, the creation of the Eurasian center for translation of fiction, the organization of cultural projects: festivals, competitions, holidays, exhibitions, conferences and symposia.