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19th World Festival of Youth and Students ended



XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi ended. Previously, Russia hosted World Festival of Youth and Students twice, in 1957 and 1985. 19th festival accommodated about 30 thousand young people from more than 185 countries.   

For the whole week, Russian and foreign guests attended lectures of the leading experts, asked questions to politicians and ministers, participated at foresight sessions and master classes, listened to performances of famous musicians, skated and even watched the air show of  Russian Air Force aerobatic display team and had master class "How to get enough sleep in the lifetime”. The topics of the lectures and panel discussions focused on the six areas, essential for the humankind: environment, poverty, education, energy, information and science.     

On Thursday, October 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the participants of XIX World Festival of Youth and Students. Foreign visitors said how they are received in our country and asked questions to the Russian leader, including questions on very serious issues. 

Team of Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA placed their stand at the festival exhibition area, where each visitor could take anti-doping quiz “Play true” and participate in other interactive sessions.  

More than 1,500 participants of the festival attended the RUSADA stand and took part in its activities. They were young professionals from all over the world, who are going to change the world for the better. This is the team of the future.  .    

On the first day of the festival, Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov attended the RUSADA stand and mentioned that all young people participating in the quizzes had a positive attitude.  

On October 16, RUSADA team participated in panel discussion “Olympic Lesson. Olympic Patrol”, where speaker Alexander Zhukov spoke about Russian sport and RUSADA role on the path to fair victories. 

On October 17, team of Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA participated in panel discussion “Health and Environment” within the framework of the International Summit of Young Sport Professionals.

Volunteers from 67 countries greatly contributed to the festival, the volunteer team was the largest in the history of  non-sport events volunteering, and the daily work of volunteers created a positive atmosphere for all the participants of the festival. 

Photo: TASS