Diary of the festival
4 november 2016

We hold #Dialogues with youth

Youth events – an effective platform for inter-ethnic dialogue

Diary of the festival
4 november 2016

We hold #Dialogues with youth

On the eve of Unity Day, a national holiday, the discussion gives start to the interforum project #Dialogs - a year-round discussion platform, where constant interaction between the young people for deliberations on the most pressing issues will be possible.

The importance of maintaining of inter-ethnic and interfaith relations in the youth environment in the country was always acute. In our Motherland live about 200 nations. Over the years, sharing the best that there is in every ethnic group, they manage to keep their own traditions, therefore, for the younger generation it's important not to lose the inter-ethnic communication experience, not only within their own country, but also within the borders of the whole of humanity.

The Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation Andrei Loginov actively supported the Festival of Youth and Students during the discussion: "The festival that will be held next year is one of the most important events in the life of our society and in the lives of those who are entrusted with the future - young people". The speaker wished to the younger generation not to miss the unique opportunity to take part in the upcoming WFYS in Sochi.

One of the honored guests of the event, the deputy Director of the Institute of ethnology and anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the member of the Presidential Council for National Affairs Vladimir Zorin called upon to take an active position in the inter-ethnic dialogue on any discussion platforms, including the social networks.

The youth audience of the meeting – more than 150 representatives of student unions, public organizations and students of international, interconfessional, inter-ethnic problems - responded to the speeches of the first persons of the discussion. In their questions were touched upon themes that are topical today: development of domestic tourism, its affordability, assistance to opening of ethno parks across the country, themed programs on television.

Conduction of the World Folkoriady within WFYS 2017, proposed by the adviser to the head of the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs Alla Semenysheva, will give an opportunity to show the whole world traditional heritage of peoples, to talk about protection of traditional cultures, to promote mutual understanding and peace throughout the world.