The traditional Days of Yamal are taking place in Dusseldorf. The delegation of the region is being headed by the vice-governor of Yamal Irina Sokolova. Within the business part of the program she conducted the working meeting with the Consul general of the Russian Federation in Bonn Vladimir Sedykh. The participants of the meeting discussed issues of development of humanitarian cooperation, as the press-service of the governor of Yamal informs.
As Irina Sokolova says, Germany and Yamal are connected with long-term partner relations. Traditionally the arctic region participates in “Green Week” in Berlin. Interaction in social sphere is arranged: the sides fulfill exchange of specialists and the best practices, cooperate with schools and higher education institutions. Also the partners from Germany closely cooperate with the charitable foundation “Yamine” and render assistance in organizing of diagnostics and medical treatment of children in German medical institutions, and the Yamal side is grateful for this.
The delegation of Yamal met with the head of the department for social security and integration of the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia Ronald Buschhausen. In his welcoming speech he underlined that he was glad to mark the permanent character of cooperation between Yamal and North Rhine-Westphalia. Issues of integration and interaction of different nationalities on the territory of one city became the basic theme of the meeting. On the example of the capital of the region Dusseldorf mister Buschhausen told about programs on integration developed for different ages and also about specifically created centers. The representatives of Yamal were specifically interested in experience of delegating of a part of authorities to socially orientated non-commercial organizations, which render services necessary to population – teaching languages, consulting on employment.
As he notes, in Germany there is enough big number of non-commercial organizations, which work on this market during long time. This is entire culture. They come, suggest programs, which they can fulfill in rendering of services in social sphere. The department chooses an organization, which provides the most profitable conditions in financial sphere and, of course, reputation of the organization is considered. Anyone can suggest services and elaborate a program, as he says.
The film “Beliy Yagel” (White Reindeer Moss) was demonstrated in Dusseldorf. It was presented to German audience by the deputy director of the department of international relations of Yamal Sergey Uramayev.
The performers of the dancing ensemble “Severnoye Siyaniye” (Aurora Borealis) from Gubkinskiy and a soloist of the regional center for national cultures Angelika Kulmametova participated in the gala-concert “Aurora Borealis of Yamal”. They presented the joint program “Dances of peoples of Russia”, which included Nenets folk songs and dancing compositions.
As Irina Sokolova says, in the whole world Yamal is known as a region rich with gas, oil and other natural resources. But people and their original, bright and unrepeatable culture are the main wealth. She is sure that the power of art will allow people in Germany to understand culture of Yamal better. Understanding leads to trust. And trust is the basis of friendly relations. The Days of Yamal in Dusseldorf are organized exactly with this aim, as she notes.