Blagoveshchensk, Republic of Bashkortostan

Blagoveshchensk, Republic of Bashkortostan

Blagoveshchensk ( _ru. Благове́щенск) is a town in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, located 42 km north of Ufa on the right bank of the Belaya River. Population: 32,989 (2002 Census); 27,705 (1989 Census).

Founded in 1756; town status since 1941.

On December 10-14, 2004, several hundred citizens were violently beaten by the local militsiya. [http://www.novayagazeta.ru/rassled2/militia/karta-blagoveshensk.shtml] [http://www.regnum.ru/dossier/391.html?page4] [http://www.lenta.ru/news/2005/11/16/otvod/] None of the militiamen involved in the incident, nor their commanders, ever faced any formal discipline.


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