Bashkortostan is an independent republic within the Russian Federation. Located in the mountains and plains of the southern Urals, it has a territory of 143,600 square km and a population of over 4 million people.
Bashkortostan is the republic of many cultures. The three biggest national groups are the Bashkirs, the Russians and the Tatars, but in total there are representatives of more than 100 nationalities living here. The original people of the territory, however, are the Bashkirs... more