- From Bashkir Башҡортостан (Bašqortostan), probably via Russian Башкортостан (Baškortostan). (Wiktionary)
“Hoping to avoid unrest, Yeltsin has offered tax breaks and increased autonomy to ethnic republics, such as Bashkortostan, 700 miles east of Moscow.”
“Unlike in Tatarstan or Bashkortostan, where Soviet leaders had sought to coopt potential nationalists by creating a caste of indigenous apparatchiks, Chechens and Ingush received no affirmative action.”
“To hear Rakhimov defending democracy was curious given the authoritarian choke hold he had established over Bashkortostan, but his decision to speak out said much about the political moment.”
“The agreement with Bashkortostan, concluded some months later, gave that republic authority over its budget, prosecutor, and judiciary.”
“After agreements were signed with other Muslim republics such as Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, and Kabardino-Balkaria, the danger of a broader conflagration was much weaker.”
“He telephoned the heads of the ethnic republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan and told them firmly to pay their taxes.”
“Its negotiators tried to craft a bilateral agreement like those signed later with Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, but Dudayev would not settle for less than complete independence.”
“The extraordinary episode took place in Bashkortostan, a largely Muslim region of southern Russia in the Urals.”
“Winnie came to grief in the Ordzhonikidzevsky district court, located in Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan.”
“Chelyabinsk province, a Russian region next to Bashkortostan, has bitter feelings about Yeltsin.”
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