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Bashkortostan has endless steppe, soft Aksakov Ural landscapes, the water kingdom of the lower reaches of the Agidel River and the gentle songs of the Quray – the national Bashkir musical instrument. This is the only place in Russia where the wild-hive beekeeping tradition is still practiced. Tourists are attracted by the majestic Ural Mountains, crystal clear rivers and lakes praised in ancient Bashkir epics, as well as mountain skiing resorts.More about the region