November 30, 2019
In the concert hall “At Finlandsky” a festive concert was held dedicated to the closing of the jubilee X Festival of National Cultures. The event was attended by Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tatarstan in the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region Renat Valiullin.
Each year, at the same time, various events are held in all libraries of the central library of the Kalinin district – exhibitions, concerts, meetings, film lectures, lectures, literary evenings, presentations, master classes and game programs for readers of all ages. During the events, the features of national literature, music, decorative and applied art are revealed, issues of history and modernity of various peoples are considered.
A special place among the events of the Festival is the story of the contribution of various national cultures to the construction of the city of St. Petersburg and the formation of the unique character of the ethnocultural neighborhood of different peoples of the city.
The main goal of the Festival is to familiarize general public with the history, traditions, way of life and art of the people.
The festival of national cultures every year ends with a big holiday – a traditional concert of the festival participants becomes a bright final point. It is always a real firework of music, joy, smiles, an opportunity to get to know each other, to realize the scale of the project.
The Permanent Representative of RT Renat Valiullin addressed the guests with a welcoming speech. He greeted all those present and added: “Historically, Russia has been the birthplace of different nations, speaking different languages, professing different religions, distinguished by their original cultures and mentalities. The power and strength of the Russian state is largely due to the strong friendship of the peoples inhabiting it. We will never forget the example of true friendship and solidarity, when during the years of the Great Patriotic War the whole multinational people of the Soviet Union came to defending their homeland and their freedom. It is no accident that the Constitution of our country begins with the words: “We, the multinational people of the Russian Federation, united by a common destiny on our land …” Russia is a multinational state in which representatives of more than 160 peoples live. And each of them is original in its own way and has rich traditions. Therefore, the holding of such events contributes not only to the unity of the people, but also to the development of tolerance among the younger generation. ”
As part of the concert program, songs beloved during the days of the Festival were sung from the stage, national costumes of the artists poured with all colors, and the audience enjoyed the warmth and emotional holiday.