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Festival of folk culture with participation of 85 regions of the Russian Federation will end with a grandiose gala concert

In Sochi is the All-Russian Festival and an exhibition of folk culture - this is one of the central events of the Year of Culture in the Russian Federation. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Culture of Russia.

At the festival, participants from 85 Russian regions, including the Far East, present their skills and talk about the traditions of their native land. Today, on the Day of National Unity, November 4, "the holiday will end with a grand gala concert."

“Careful attitude to the unique cultural heritage of Russia is one of the most significant state priorities. Folk art preserves the connection between times and generations, our common memory and historical experience, fosters in a person love for the Motherland and respect for national traditions, in many respects forms moral and spiritual ideals. And most importantly, it helps to strengthen friendship and mutual understanding between people, harmonize interethnic relations. I am convinced that the festival will be held at a high level, will give a start to many bright, interesting projects, ”said Russian President Vladimir Putin in his welcoming address to the festival participants.

"We want to organize an all-Russian show of collectives that are engaged in folk art and art, different kinds of applied art. For attention to contemporary art, we should not forget about our origins, our roots, "said Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky at a press conference on the occasion of the opening of the festival.

In the main media center of Sochi these days there are exhibitions of folk crafts and cuisines. Visitors participate in master classes, where they can both taste and learn how to prepare dishes of national cuisines. Numerous musical and dance folk groups perform at six concert venues.

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