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The Big Festival of Cultures "The World School" began its work in Vladivostok

On September 20 in Vladivostok on the territory of the Far Eastern Federal University / FEFU / the XVII International Forum "World School" started. Schoolchildren from 20 countries and regions will take part in a large festival of cultures.

About a hundred schoolchildren and teachers from Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, the Chinese SAR of Macau, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Russia, France, Great Britain, Finland, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Russia is represented by students of pre-university departments of the Far Eastern Federal University - lyceums, gymnasiums and colleges.

Opening the forum, FEFU Vice-Rector on International Relations Vladimir Kurilov wished the participants to have a good and interesting time at the university, learn about the rich Russian culture and make many friends around the world. For them, a rich excursion program, games, Russian language lessons, sports competitions, trainings, living in Russian families are organized.

During the concert, participants and spectators of the World School festival will go on a real journey across the countries and continents of the planet. The Italian dance "Tarantella", the Russian national ballet, Japanese, Romanian, Indian and Chinese dances will be performed on the stage, and traditional African songs will be performed.

According to the founder of the forum, director of the Kanto International School Hideroni Fujikura, this project was first implemented in 1997, but then no one expected that the World School would become so popular and would be held for the 17th time. Its main goal is to unite teachers and students from different countries and regions, to educate a new generation living in a world where different cultures and state borders are not obstacles to communication.

A teacher from Suzhou University / China / told the correspondent. Xinhua: "I think such an event is very interesting and beneficial for the younger generations, as well as cultural exchange."

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