The international festival of the Russian language «In the Language of Friendship” was held at the Institute of International Education and Cooperation.
On 17 April in the University library the opening ceremony of «National Cultures Day " took place where Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, Research and International Cooperation Yevgeny Zryumov delivered a welcome speech. The foreign students in national costumes congratulated all the participants and guests in their native languages, and cre ative groups “Pesnokhorka” and «School Years» performed Russian folk songs and dances. The representatives of Altai Krai Wushu Federation demonstrated the Chinese martial arts.
During two days in festive decorated rooms of the Institute of International Education and Cooperation presentations of world peoples cultures took place. Foreign students told about their countries, customs and traditions. They showed their national games, ceremonies, dances, songs and organized national cuisines tasting. Students from Egypt offered guests the performance based on oriental fairy tales.
The festival program also included the game quest on the Russian speech «In the Language of a Big City», the photo contest presentation “Wonderful Russia”and a workshop in the Russian painting.
A big gala concert “We are together” with participation of the foreign students and the invited creative groups brought an end to the international festival.