Ufa is the second largest city and capital of the republic of Bashkortostan. The city lies on the bank of the Ufa and Belaya rivers, at the junction of the two rivers. Ufa is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in all of Russia, but is often compared with the picturesque Khovanskag region of Ukraine. Both cities are in the same area of Bashkortostan oblast, which is a confederated oblast of Ufa. The two cities are very similar in terms of culture and other economic aspects but have also differences which draw many people to travel to both.
Although both cities have a lot in common with each other, there are differences that make each city unique. The population of Ufa has always been very diverse with different ethnic groups living here from China, Mongolia, Tibetans, Ingush, Chechens and other peoples of central Russia. In addition, Ufa has a large Muslim community, which makes it a perfect place for travelers who would like to experience the culture of another country. Many athletes travel to Ufa to train in its national stadium and for professional reasons, the national football league is played in Ufa.
Another common aspect of both cities is their long history as a major military power. The Russians are known to have sent military expeditions into Ufa and into the surrounding areas of the Belaya River since at least the 19th century. In fact, the city became a major port for supplies, weapons and equipment for both the Russians and the German military. Therefore, many famous Russian writers and artists got their start in Ufa including Alexey Prakov, Andrei Bunens and many more.
However, while the focus on military expeditions into Ufa and into the surrounding area is a clear indication of Ufa’s importance to Russia, there is another parallel that can be drawn between Ufa and Moscow. Like ufa, Moscow also had a long history as a trade and political center for the Russian Empire. The city was under the control of various Khmer rulers for centuries before they were swept away during the communist revolution of Khmer. The current residents still speak Khmer, although many of them speak Russian and simply cosmetically resemble the Russian speaking majority. However, a comparison of Ufa and Moscow can show a common link of a city that existed long before both had their independence.
The most obvious example of this is agriculture. Both cities produce great quantities of food, which is traded throughout the region. Grain, livestock and fish are the main products of trade between Ufa and Moscow. Grain is especially important since it is an important food for both farmers and the people who harvest it. Because it is difficult to import grain from the outside world, it is almost essential for all of the people in both cities to have access to it at some point.
A second similarity between Ufa and Moscow is in the military. Both cities have a very strong military presence, especially for the police force and the army. Both cities have a large variety of military insignia including those depicting the military forces of either country. Even though the military presence of both cities is very large, they still have differences when it comes to how they treat the citizens.