“Yaroslavl festivities” – it is already the ninth time that the international festival of arts passed in the land of the Volga. The festival was organized by the Yaroslavl branch of the “Assembly of Peoples of Russia” which also celebrated its tenth birthday this year.
Especially pleasant for the team of our Center was that an agreement on cooperation between the Center and the Yaroslavl branch of the “Assembly of Peoples of Russia” was officially signed during the opening of the festivities. Two signatures and friendly handshake of the Heads – Ashot Ayrapetyan and Nur-el Khasiev – finally formalized the already long blooming friendship.
Each honorary anniversary is worthy of such celebrations. In this regard, during these three days (26th to 28th of September) passed different grand events. Everything began with an exhibition presentation of the cultures of the peoples of Russia where everyone who whished to could try national dishes, which had been prepared by the local national communities, or join the dancing of representatives of different cultures. The first day of the festival was crowned by a gala-concert of the participants of different regions of the Russian Federation. The charming dances, the unforgettable voices, the unique artistry and the plasticity of the participants – with this Yaroslavl won us that evening.
The second day of this festival was devoted to the Chechen culture, and namely on this day there was solemnly opened the exhibition “Epos visiting the epic” in the Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve. Visitors of the exhibition could admire exhibits of the private collection of Chechen antiquities of Adam Satuyev. Household items, handcrafts, national costumes gave evidence about the virtue of Chechen antiquity. “Yaroslavl festivities” ended with a rather official note: on 28th of September was held the round table “Perspectives of growth of economic and cultural relations with the Chechen Republic”.
This holiday is always next to the obvious fun and even goes with a worthy idea. “Yaroslavl festivities” serves as an excellent example of celebrations of this kind. Music was played, songs were heard and in the air under the ethnic rhythms easily and simply moved the idea of tolerance and cooperation.