About festival
30 september 2016

About country

Towards the Festival 2017 keeping traditions!

About festival
30 september 2016

About country

Photo: bsbinternational.org.uk

In the entire history of the festival movement in Russia, this country for the third time will host the largest international event in the field of youth cooperation. For us it is especially important that in 2017 – it will be the anniversary not only for the festival (the first was held in 1947), but also for the Russian history. First time we opened our doors to young people from all over the world 60 years ago. Moscow sweep stunned the world and in many ways became the benchmark and a high standard for the future hosting capitals of the festival those days.

Retaining all the best traditions of the festival and synthesizing them with the important current trends, Russia will become the warmly welcoming host country for the representatives from all the continents again!

20 000members

7 000volunteers

200ambassadors

150countries

The infrastructure of the festival

All the main events of the festival will unfold at the territory of the modern Olympic Park, built in the Imereti lowland in Sochi. The infrastructure is designed in such way that, in fact, look like a "city within a city": the participants will be staying in the comfortable hotels, and the discussion platforms, working centers and leisure places will be at a walking distance. The adjusted air service links Moscow, Sochi and dozens of other cities and, with the help of modern railway transport, it will be easy to reach the city center or to Rosa Khutor, to the so-called Mountain Cluster.

All facilities were built specially for the XXII Winter Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Games. Sochi struck the whole world in 2014. The Festival pursues an ambitious goal - fully correspond to the level specified during those sports competitions.

Moscow

Red Square

Moscow

Vorobyovy Hills

Sochi

Olympic Park

Sochi

Rosa Khutor

Red Square, Moscow

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The center and the heart of not only Moscow, but throughout the whole Russia. It is difficult to enumerate all the important events that took place there or were connected with the history of the Red Square. There are many debates about the origin of its name, but most historians are alike in opinion: that “Red” due to Russian language etymology is close to word “beautiful”. It is the starting point of all tourist routes - both for Russians and for the guests of our country – and at the same time this is the starting point of all Russian roadway network - "Kilometer Zero".

St. Basil's Cathedral is called the "eighth wonder of the world", its colorful domes are known throughout the world. Many people knows Moscow Kremlin for a gigantic Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and stunning Armory and Hall of the Facets. Moreover, there are the residence of the Russian President. Kremlin keeps the whole history of the Russian state. On the opposite side is the Gothic facade of the Main Department Store, and to the left - the building of the Museum of History (by the way, this is where originally was the world famous and the oldest university in Russia, Moscow University).

It is specially symbolic, that here the parade of students, which will serve as the start of XIX World Festival of Youth and Students, will begin, near the first building of the University on October 14, 2017.

Vorobyovy Hills, Moscow

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Years passed ... Moscow State University was getting bigger and bigger. In the beginning, it took a few buildings on Mohovaya Street, opposite the Kremlin territory, and in the mid-fifties of the XX century (just on the eve of the first in our country youth festival) it has got a new home, which now is one of the business cards not only of Moscow but of all Russian students and youth.

The famous skyscraper gain the title of the highest buildings in Europe for the half of century. Current university occupies more and more territory of the Vorobyovy Hills neighborhood. The population of this "micro town" is close to a hundred thousand with all its students, professors and staff. An extensive area in front of the University is formed by the intersection of several streets and a large park. It is a popular place to walk, not only for students, but also for all Muscovites and tourists.

You can see the entire city with a glance, with an observation site of the Vorobyovy Hills! The most extensive celebrations of "One year left before the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students!" will be held here on October 14, 2016. The participants will start the countdown of the time clocks, looking as a festival daisy, will be another decoration of the Vorobyovy Hills throughout the year!

Olympic Park, Sochi

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Before the Olympic Games in Sochi, the world wondered: how is it possible to spend the winter competitions in a subtropical climate? It is simple! Directly at the sea, the Olympic Park was built with indoor stadium among the palm trees and the objects, within which own microclimate was created. The winter is in the mountains, just half an hour driving close, but more on that later.

ell thought-out logistics and compact size of the Olympic Park will allow to conduct festival comfortably and safe. A constant companion of the participants will be the warm breeze of the Black Sea. Navigation between the hotels and objects is understandable and logical. October in Sochi is the end of the so-called "velvet season".

Guests from the south will not feel cold, but our northern colleagues will not feel the sweltering heat. No wonder Sochi crosses the 45 central parallel.

Rosa Khutor, Sochi

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30 minutes by train from the Olympic Park or from the airport and you are in the heart of Krasnaya Polyana. Welcome to the mountain resort "Rosa Khutor"! The main ski resort in Russia and the CIS is actually able to impress anyone at any time of the year. This is the place, where the festival participants await numerous sports activities, emotions and impressions, which will remain long in their memory!

Welcome to Russia! Waiting for you in Sochi! See you at the festival!