SUSU International Students to Take Part in the Russia Day Festivities

Festivities will be held on June 12th in honour of Russia Day – a state holiday of great importance for the history of the Russian Federation. The holiday has existed since 1992. This was the day that the Declaration of the State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic was adopted. SUSU students from various countries around the world will take part in the festivities.

Russia Day is a holiday symbolizing the unity of the representatives of all peoples living in our country. Dozens of events at the venues all over the capital of the South Ural region will be held. Among the largest ones will be the Multifaced Russia event, with the participation of representatives of national cultural centres, and amateur creative collectives from the region, Russia, and other countries.

South Ural State University regularly takes part in events dedicated to Russia Day. This year, students from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China, Sri Lanka, Syria, Yemen, Côte d'Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Rwanda, Guinea, Congo, Ghana, Gabon, Cameroon, and Zambia will participate alongside Russian students. For the international guests, participation in these folk festivities is a chance to both learn more about Russia, its cultural specifics and traditions, and also adapt to a new environment and lots of positive impressions from the folk festival.

“Russia Day is a truly Russian holiday when we celebrate our country, its victories, and its achievements. We involve foreign students in cultural events so that the people who come to us from other countries could become familiar with the Russian culture and traditions,” noted Head of the SUSU Extracurricular Activities Department Yakov Ermoshkin.

The Multifaced Russia festivities begin near the M.I. Glinka Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre at 11:30 and will last all day. Also, the Kirova Street’s pedestrian zone will host the Children of Russia festive program, a charity festival of Uzbek cuisine, and the Russia! Rus! The Great Country! concert. In addition, festive events dedicated to Russia Day will be held in all of Chelyabinsk’s parks. Performances for the city’s residents will include those by a jazz orchestra conducted by the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Stanislav Berezhnov; amateur and folk groups will take part in concerts, and the A.S. Pushkin city garden will serve as the venue for the Ural Character wood sculptures contest.

More than 2,000 students from 52 countries from all around the world are studying at South Ural State University, and SUSU pays special attention to their adaptation to new conditions. International students participate in scientific, cultural, and sports events both at the university and at venues all around the city. These events are an important part of the university’s extracurricular activities, enabling the development of intercultural communication between students.

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