About five thousand people have participated in VII All-Russian Festival of National Cultures "Povolzhskaya glubinka"
The festival took place in Pavlovsky District on 13 and 14 July. This event is one of the key ones that takes place within the Year of National Unity in the region, which was announced by Governor Sergey Morozov.
More than 30 creative teams from Mordovia, Tatarstan, Chuvashia, Mari El, the Volgograd, Orenburg, Samara, Saratov, Penza and Ulyanovsk regions took part in "Povolzhskaya glubinka".
"Pavlovka becomes the capital of national harmony and unity in the middle of July; this event has taken place for more than two decades. I am very pleased that the festival is growing as it raises awareness about people's spiritual heritage. Today it is extremely important to preserve and improve cultural values", - said Evgenia Sidorova, Minister of Art and Cultural Policy of the Ulyanovsk region.
Participant of the VII All-Russian Festival of National Cultures traditionally opened it with a parade and a concert of on-stage performance groups from Pavlovsky District within the movement "Za narodnuyu pesnyu". They also placed flowers in front of the Soldier Memorial. "Horovod druzhby" became the key event of the festival.
The festivale also featured trade exhibitions displaying art and handicrafts of local craftsman, a tea house, and a venue where people could stitch a coat of arms of Pavlovsky District. Within the Year of Theater and the Year of National Unity, there were platforms that demonstrated ethnic cultures and life of Russian, Belarusian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Mordovian, Chuvash, Armenian, German, and Japanese people.
On 13 July, the national holiday "Povolzhskaya glubinka" finished with a concert "Zvezdy XXI veka" ("Stars of the 21st Century") with soloists, professional and amateur folk groups of the Ulyanovsk region and festive fireworks.
Solo performances of creative teams and tourist excursions along ecological routes of the municipal unit were organized on 14 July.
“We are honored to participate in the festival for the third time. This is a very bright, colorful, and interesting project. I am happy to see that more and more creative teams are involved in the event every year. I cannot but praise how well organized it is! And the impressive symbol of this festival, Ptitsa-Golubitsa, really makes you happy. I think that organization of such events is particularly important; they bring us together and give the feeling of national identity, which is so necessary for all of us today”, - said Svetlana Vorozhbit, Director of the Iriklinsky Leisure Center of the Orenburg region and a participant of the festival.