Representatives of Yamal became laureates of the festival of national cultures “Meridians of Friendship”
16:22 29 марта 2016
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The young people from Yamal participated in the 8th festival of national cultures “Meridians of Friendship” in Saint Petersburg. Yamal was represented by the students from the Saint Petersburg association of fellow-countrymen “Yamal is for descendants”. They study in the State Polar Academy and the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.
On the festival the students, national creative associations and regional associations of fellow-countrymen presented culture of their ethnic groups: rituals, national games, dances, decorative and applied art, national cuisine. They participated in national kinds of sports and games. The representatives of Yamal conducted the master-class on national kinds of sport, showed culture and folklore of indigenous peoples of the North, laid the tables with northern delicacies. They taught the guests of the festival to national embroidering and prepared the creative performance – a folk Nenets fairy-tale about the vulture, who stole the Sun. Works by craftspeople carving on bone and wood and souvenirs made by children were presented on the exhibition part of the festival, as the representational office of the arctic region in Saint Petersburg informs.
The representatives of Yamal participated in the creative part of the project “Humor in epos”. 13 teams from different regions of Russia, Tajikistan, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania and Turkmenistan competed for the victory. According to the decision of the jury the team of Yamal received the prizes “For civic consciousness and careful preservation of traditions of own people” and “For bright embodiment of national humor in epos of own people”.
Heads of the representational offices of Russian regions and employees of the Committee on cross-national relations of Saint Petersburg, consuls of foreign countries, guests and inhabitants of the city visited the festival.