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Author:  wiz [ 29 Oct 2008 08:48 ]
Post subject:  UFA - Bashkordostan - Russia

UFA - Bashkordostan - Russia

Ufa is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia and the administrative, political, economic, scientific and cultural center of the republic. Ufa is one of the largest cities in Russia. The population is 1,021,500 (2008 est.); 1,042,437 (2002 Census). In terms of ethnic composition, it is dominated by Russians, Tatars and Bashkirs. An inhabitant of the city is called an "ufimets". Ufa is famous for its oil, gas, minerals, and Bashkir honey. The distance from Moscow by train is 1567 km. Estimated travel time by car is 32 hours (1357 km from Moscow). Estimated travel time by flight is two hours (from Moscow).

Geography

Ufa is situated in eastern Europe near its land boundary with Asia, at the confluence of the Belaya and the Ufa rivers, on low hills to the west of southern Urals.

History

The city began as a fortress built on the orders of Ivan IV in 1574, and originally bore the name of the hill it stood on, Tura-Tau. The city began to be called Ufa, meaning "small" in Turkic, by locals and the name stuck. It achieved town status in 1586. In 1802, Ufa became the principal city of Bashkortostan. In 1918, Ufa was the residence of the Provisional All-Russian Government.

Transport

Ufa is linked by railways to the rest of Russia, having a railway station on a historic branch of Transsib. The M7 motorway links the city to Kazan and Moscow and the M5 motorway links Ufa to Moscow and to the Asian part of Russia.

Ufa International Airport has international flights to Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, as well as domestic flights to many Russian cities and towns.

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Local traders

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Ufa from our balcony

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A very modern Baboushka

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A mosque in the outskirts of Ufa....

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Winter sunset from our balcony

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Snow started coming down near our home......

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Temperature -14C but work has to go on

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Little park near our house

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Christmas decorations

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Nice clean pavements

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Life has to go on.

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Stop snowing and the roads are dry now

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Our little park

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The Park's little cafe

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Christmas street musiciams

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More street pictures on show

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We had plenty of snow but life must go on.

Author:  wiz [ 29 Oct 2008 08:51 ]
Post subject:  Re: Photos from Ufa - Russia

Some more photos from Ufa

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Author:  wiz [ 29 Oct 2008 08:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: Photos from Ufa - Russia

Some more photos from Ufa

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Author:  wiz [ 29 Oct 2008 08:57 ]
Post subject:  Re: Photos from Ufa - Russia

Few more Ufa photos

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Gostinni Dvor centre in Central Ufa

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Lennina Street

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Rodina Cinema

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Lennina Street

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Uralsib Bank

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Uralsib Bank

Author:  wiz [ 30 Jan 2009 05:34 ]
Post subject:  Re: Photos from Ufa - Russia

Summer photos from Ufa -July & August 2007

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Ufa from our Balcony

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Chemist Park

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Park opposite the Orjonikige Palace of Culture

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Orjonikige Palace of Culture

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Lenin Statue in Chemist Park

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Wedding Photos in Victory Park

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More wedding photos.... on a WWII Gun

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War Memorial in Victory Park

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A family stroll in Victory park on a hot July day.

Author:  wiz [ 30 Jan 2009 05:37 ]
Post subject:  Re: Photos from Ufa - Russia

Some more photos from Ufa

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Local talent.....

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She spotted me taking her photo... [lol.gif]

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Me at Victory Park in the summer 2007

Author:  Chris [ 06 Aug 2011 11:24 ]
Post subject:  Re: UFA - Bashkordostan - Russia

Here's a few of my pictures of Ufa, March 2007

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Lenina Street

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Park off Octobria prospect (Avenue)

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Ufa Administration Government Building (I think is the main ZAGS building - wiz)

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The Opera House

Author:  Chris [ 06 Aug 2011 11:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: UFA - Bashkordostan - Russia

A few more photos from Victory Park

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Victory Park Tank

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Victory Park Tank

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Victory Park Monument

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Victory Park Monument

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Ski Lift and view down the river

Author:  Chris [ 06 Aug 2011 11:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: UFA - Bashkordostan - Russia

Few more from the apartments in Ufa

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View from apartment

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View from apartment

Author:  Chris [ 06 Aug 2011 11:29 ]
Post subject:  Re: UFA - Bashkordostan - Russia

A couple more of interest

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Mausoleum near Victory Park

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Mausoleum near Victory Park

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