On February 15, in Ufa, Head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, took part in a solemn meeting dedicated to the anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. The Head of the republic laid flowers at the «Grieving Mother» memorial in honor of the natives of Bashkortostan who died in local military conflicts.
The Prime Minister of the Government of Bashkortostan Andrey Nazarov, Head of the Administration of the Head of the Republic Alexander Sidyakin, Head of Ufa City Administration Sergei Grekov, and representatives of state authorities attended the ceremony.
«We honor not only the veterans of the war in Afghanistan, in which more than 11 thousand residents of our republic fought, but also participants in more than 30 armed conflicts outside our country. We are grateful to the mothers who raised such heroes, and we bow our heads low to those who have remained young in our memory forever. We thank the veterans. Right now your experience - combat, human, patriotic - is very necessary for us, for our younger generation, » - said Radiy Khabirov