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The capital of the Kamchatka region will host a festival of national cultures

The regional festival of national cultures "Commonwealth" will be held in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on Sunday, the press service of the government of the Kamchatka Territory reports.

"The festival will be held in such a wide format for the first time - we invite residents and guests of Kamchatka to the central square of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky so that everyone can take part in it," the press service of the vice-governor of the region, Irina Untilova, quotes.

Representatives of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North and national associations living in the Kamchatka Territory are expected at the holiday. Among them - the regional Chuvash society "Kanash", the Uzbek community "Islom", the national-cultural autonomy of Ukrainians, the Kamchatka regional Belarusian community, the Buryat community "Baikal", the Armenian community, the Kalmyk community "Bumbin Orn", the Korean ethnic cultural center "Chuguk ", the Tatar-Bashkir community, the Russian Gornitsa cultural center and the Kamchatka Cossack association.

"Not only national costumes, songs and dances will be presented, but also national cuisine. All visitors of the festival will be treated to Belarusian tributaries, Cossack kulesh, Bukhara pilaf, Ukrainian borsch with donuts, Chuvash shurpa, Russian pancakes, fish pies and many others." quoted in the message the words of the acting head of the agency for internal policy of the Kamchatka Territory Viktor Makhini.

14 national farmsteads will be located in a clearing in the center of the regional capital. The aboriginal courtyard will be represented by a traditional camp with a yurt, a yukolnik (a hut for drying fish), and sledges. Everyone will be able to take part in master classes on making souvenirs, sewing national clothes, and dressing skins. The Cossack village courtyard will be fenced off with a specially made wattle fence. A fragment of a Cossack house will be installed on its territory, an exhibition of national clothes and traditional weapons will be organized.

"Checkers, whips, cloaks, horses - all this can be seen in our village. But most importantly, we will set up a huge table with national dishes. Everyone who wants to can try kulesh - this is something akin to porridge with meat, jam from cedar cones, cedar syrup, honey and our herbal tea "- said the chieftain of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city Cossack district Igor Varichenko.

According to the data of the All-Russian population census of 2010, the national composition of the Kamchatka Territory is represented by: Russian - 252 thousand 609 people, Ukrainians - 11 thousand 488, Koryaks - 6 thousand 640, Itelmens - 2 thousand 394, Tatars - 2 thousand 374, Byelorussians - 1 thousand 883, Evens 1 thousand 872, Kamchadals -1 thousand 551, Chukchi -1 thousand 496, Koreans -1 thousand 401, Azerbaijanis 1 thousand 270, Chuvashs 807, Armenians -748, Uzbeks - 646, Mordva - 630, Moldavians - 479, Germans - 430, Aleuts - 401, Bashkirs - 363, Buryats - 335, other nationalities - 32 thousand 262.

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