Ildar Abdrazakov Honored as National Artist of Bashkortostan

Ildar Abdrazakov has been named a National Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan. He received the honor during a meeting with Bashkortostan President Rustem Khamitov at the head of state’s home on December 26, shortly after giving a Christmas benefit concert in support of the children’s charity Markhamat. The Ufa-born bass’s visit prompted the Bashkortostan President to reiterate his commitment to culture. Read the full article here.