Ufa is the capital of the autonomous republic of Bashkortostan, home of the Bashkirs, a Muslim Turkic people who dominated most of the southern Ural Mountains before Russian colonisation. Although they’re only a third of the republic’s population, you can hear their lispy language spoken on the streets of Ufa, in rural areas and on the radio. Substantial hydrocarbon reserves have turned Bashkortostan into something of an oil khanate.
Although Ufa practicaly has no major sights, you can spend a pleasant day walking through the streets where wooden cottages are reflected in glass office blocks.Salavat Iulaiev Monument
On the picture you see the local hero Salavat. He fought for freedom of the republik Bashkortostan.
As you know monuments have a long tradition in sowjet countries. It's the same in Ufa & Bashkortostan.
The Russia-Bashkir Monument of Friendship
The Russia-Bashkir Monument of Friendship is a monument dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the accession of Bashkortostan in Russia.
In 1957 it was celebrated the 400th anniversary of Bashkiria's voluntary entry into the Russian Empire. In the same year, June 14, the monument was laid on the site which was a marble slab with the inscription: