On July 22, 2013 USRCC welcomed a delegation of top government officials and business leaders from Bashkortostan, headed by President Rustem Khamitov. Rustem Khamitov became Bashkortostan’s second president on July 19, 2010. Prior to his nomination as president of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Khamitov was director of the state agency of water resources (2004-2006), and he managed Russia’s state-owned hydroelectric power company RusHydro (2009 to 2010).

During the breakfast, organized by the USRCC, and attended by over 120 business leaders and government officials of Texas, President Khamitov introduced his audience to Bashkortostan’s rich history and culture, developed infrastructure, vast natural resources, and economic impact on Russia and around the world. Specifically, he discussed Bashkortostan’s favorable investment climate, participation in the world economy, and economic growth in a variety of fields.

The Republic of Bashkortostan is the largest member of the Russian Federation, with a population of 4.1 million. Located between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains, Bashkortostan is one of the most developed regions of Russia in terms of its gross regional output, volume of industrial production, agricultural production,and investment in fixed assets.

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