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“Open Ufa” (hereinafter referred to as OS) is a non-commercial project supported by a team of enthusiastic professionals.OU adheres to liberal-democratic views and tries to select materials for publications in the spirit of such a worldview.

Nevertheless, we provide a platform for representatives of various parties, public organizations and all who wish to speak openly, without departmental and administrative censorship.

The DU adheres to a position that does not accept nationalistic, extremist and other views that offend honor and dignity, both individuals and society as a whole.

Welcome To The Official Blog Of OPENUFA

Initially, the DU was conceived as a project of cultural content.In particular, the editors planned to make the site as a platform for free discussions on historical, social, cultural topics. It is no secret that the theme of the historical heritage, the problems of ethnogenesis and other cultural issues affect the social environment in which every person lives. Such topics are of genuine interest to a large number of readers not only in Ufa, but also far beyond its borders.

However, as often happens, fate has disposed of in its own way. And the site gained real popularity thanks to the so-called “business of the Ufa Gubernskaya website”.

The trial of five UFI-bloggers (2009-2012) accused of extremism, had a socio-political resonance not only in Ufa, but also in Russia as a whole.

Now, after a few years from the beginning of this process, not everyone remembers that the DU became one of the first sites on the Internet where an interview was published by the Ufa journalist E. Nekrasova given by her specially for the Radio Liberty radio station  on August 13,

This interview initiated the coverage of the process in the case of the Ufa Gubernskaya website and in other independent Internet sources. In fact, thanks to the publication of the above interview on the OS website, the process has received wide publicity through the Internet.

Target Audience, Concept, Content

At the moment, OC has a stable popularity rating among Internet users in Ufa and other major cities in Bashkiria and the Urals, as well as a significant readership in the Urals and the Volga region.There was a stable tendency to increase the readership audience from Moscow and the central regions of Russia.The most valuable content of the site is the materials of local correspondents, bloggers, covering the political, economic, social and cultural life of the region – Bashkiria, especially in large cities such as Ufa, Sterlitamak, etc.

Currently, Open Ufa does not see its mission in replicating articles on political and political issues close to politics, which in most cases (and this becomes more and more noticeable), even respectable media publish with numerous reservations, referring the readers not to the facts, not to journalistic investigations, but to some mysterious insiders, whose opinion is always hidden behind the half-note of the most popular one: “from sources close to …”. Journalism is not just speculation and gossip. Journalism is facts.

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The Executive

It is the President who appoints the Prime Minister in Russia by taking the suggestions of the Duma. The Prime Minister is first in line to the Russian Presidency in case of resignation or death of the Russian President. The role played by a Prime Minister in Russia was quite subservient in comparison to that played by a President. Nevertheless, everything changed in this field when Vladimir Putin pledged as the President of Russia in March 2008.

                                                                                                               The State Duma

The State Duma is the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly. The State Duma is a very powerful house because all bills and even the ones that are proposed by the Federation Council are first considered by the State Duma. Nevertheless, the powers of the Duma into forcing the resignation of the Government are completely restricted. The Duma might express a vote of no confidence in the Government through a majority vote of all its members, but the President possesses the power of disregarding this vote. There are a total of 450 members comprising the State Duma and they are called Deputies. Previously, half of the seats in the State Duma were elected through proportional representation and half of them were elected through single member districts. But a decree passed by President Putin in November 2007, made it mandatory that all seats in the State Duma will be elected through proportional representation with minimum 7% of the vote required for qualifying for the seats.

The Political System Of Russia

The land of snowy mountains and Vladimir Putin- Russia certainly possesses a unique awesomeness that makes it stand on the edge of the world. The political system of Russia is one of the most recent systems to clinch democracy. However, it is essential to note at the same time that the political system of Russia remains flawed deeply in terms of its massively influenced personality and power of a single man, Vladimir Putin; democratic credentials and overwhelmingly tainted corruption. Russia is described as a federal presidential republic with the adoption of the new constitution in the year 1993.

The President

There are strong powers granted to the President of Russia. The President possesses the authority to issue directives and decrees that come with law enforcement without any legislative reviews. However, it has been laid down by the constitution that the directives and the decrees issued by the President should not contravene other laws or documents. Thus, it can rightly be said that the Presidency of Russia is a very strong one. The power of the President in practice is underlined by the President’s power of making the appointments of the most important officials. The employees of several state-owned companies are directly under the control of the President. As per the Law on Presidential Elections Russia, it is important for the winner to get minimum 50% of the votes cast. In case, no candidate is successful in receiving over 50% votes cast, the top two qualifying candidates face each other in a run-off election.

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