The next Student Spring Festival will be held in Vladivostok and it will foster the cooperation between Russia and China

July 18, 2014 / 00:00
The next Student Spring Festival will be held in Vladivostok and it will foster the cooperation between Russia and China

July 6, Chairman of Russian Union of Youth Pavel Krasnorutsky and Trans-Baikal Territory Governor Konstantin Ilkovsky summarized the results of the international festival "Student Spring of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization countries" which was held in Chita on July 2-7.

RUY Chairman told the second festival "SCO Student Spring” would be held the next year.

- The forthcoming 2014 and 2015 were called the years of the youth friendship between Russia and China, and within their framework RUY planned a number of important events, including the second SCO festival.

At the closing ceremony of "SCO Student Spring Festival" in Chita Krasnorutsky announced that the next festival "Russian Student Spring" would be held in Vladivostok.

- The Trans-Baikal Territory has the longest border with China among all the subjects of the Russian Federation. So, we have the traditional cooperation, but as a rule, it is the cooperation in the field of economy and culture, - said Governor of the Trans-Baikal Territory Konstantin Ilkovsky. – I hope the "Student Spring Festival " will give a starting point for cooperation in the field of youth policy.

- We are ready to make regular academic exchanges with China, and, of course, to strengthen student cooperation in the spheres of art, education, innovations, etc - said Ilkovsky.

- Now there is a close cooperation among young people of Russia and China, which is a process of strategic importance, - noticed Pavel Krasnorutsky. - Last week I was in Harbin, where five Russian business clubs were opened, and in Moscow there is a RUY Russian-Chinese Young Entrepreneurs Club, which is aimed to develop entrepreneurial initiatives among youth. It also contributes to the development of friendly relations among youth, its upbringing, so, it is a good impetus to the development of the "Student Spring Festival ".

A strategic partner of RUY is a China Youth Federation which has been maintaining a partnership with the Union for more than 20 years.

Festival "Student Spring SCO countries" took place in Chita on July 2-7. It was organized by the Russian Union of Youth (RUY) and the Government of the Trans-Baikal Territory. It was attended by more than 3.5 thousand people, including more than 650 foreigners from the SCO countries.

The festival was scheduled by the Russian Presidential Decree in the work plan within the framework of the Russian Federation presidency in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

"Student Spring Festival of the SCO countries" consists of seven directions, they are art, journalism, the grace and beauty pageant "Queen of Spring", business program, a program for young politicians and public figures, a military and patriotic game, and student sports.

According to Pavel Krasnorutsky, "Student Spring Festival of the SCO countries" has become the largest youth event among all events that he has ever seen.

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