22 october / 2017

XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia

On 14-22 October 2017, Russia will host the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students. Young people from all around the world will come to Sochi to participate in this great event.

The XIX World Festival of Youth and Students will be one of the largest events in the field of international youth cooperation and will bring together more than 20,000 participants from 150 countries around the world. This event should be a new milestone in international cooperation for uniting the future generations around the ideas of peace and friendship.

The Festival is a platform for dialogue and a global form of communication: through discussions, cultural programs, sharing experience and best practices to find ways to respond to the challenges that the youth faces today.

The XIX World Youth Festival will unite the community of young leaders from various fields – education, science, art, sports, IT, politics, NGOs, compatriots and foreigners who are interested in Russian culture.

Russia always pays great attention to improvement of conditions for the development of the young generation and supports youth and student movements. In the history of the Festival, twice our country has already opened the doors to its participants - in 1957 and 1985.

As in previous years, colorful daisy was selected as a main symbol of the Festival, due to the continuity of traditions, link between generations and peace and unity of the entire world community. A variety of views and opinions - this is the main feature of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.

Additional information is available at the official web-site of the Festival: http://russia2017.com.