Definitions

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  • proper n. A republic of Russia in the south of the country, with capital Ufa.

Etymologies

From Bashkir Башҡортостан (Bašqortostan), probably via Russian Башкортостан (Baškortostan). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hoping to avoid unrest, Yeltsin has offered tax breaks and increased autonomy to ethnic republics, such as Bashkortostan, 700 miles east of Moscow.

    Yeltsin's Coup De Grace

  • 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.

    The Return

  • 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 Return

  • The agreement with Bashkortostan, concluded some months later, gave that republic authority over its budget, prosecutor, and judiciary.

    The Return

  • After agreements were signed with other Muslim republics such as Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, and Kabardino-Balkaria, the danger of a broader conflagration was much weaker.

    The Return

  • He telephoned the heads of the ethnic republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan and told them firmly to pay their taxes.

    The Return

  • 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 Return

  • The extraordinary episode took place in Bashkortostan, a largely Muslim region of southern Russia in the Urals.

    Russian official sacked for making boys kiss his feet

  • Winnie came to grief in the Ordzhonikidzevsky district court, located in Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan.

    Russia Hammers Winnie the Pooh

  • Chelyabinsk province, a Russian region next to Bashkortostan, has bitter feelings about Yeltsin.

    Yeltsin's Coup De Grace

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