The regional youth festival of national cultures “Side by Side with Friends” took place on November 10, 2016 at the Regional Youth Palace.
The festival is held annually in order to preserve the spiritual commonality of the nations, to shape tolerant relationships among various nationalities, to enhance the efficiency of the inter-ethnic dialogue in the youth community and to promote the maintenance of the inter-ethnic peace and harmony atmosphere, democracy and civil equality principles, the consolidation of the world youth community around the idea of justice.
The event was hosted by the Administration of the Kursk Region and the Committee for Matters Concerning Young Persons and Tourism of the Kursk Region.
Foreign students of the Kursk state medical university from Sri-Lanka and India, the dancing group “Yablonka” took active part in the festival. The guys gave dance performances which amazed the audience with their originality and national color.
Creative teams from Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Ukraine also took part in the concert.
The event allowed the guests to get acquainted with the cultural heritage and creative traditions of the nations around the world.