A delegation of Egyptian children left for Russia on Thursday morning to participate in a Russian winter camp to be held in the city of Yekaterinburg and organised by Russia's Rosatom Foundation.
Five countries are participating in the camp; Russia, Egypt, Zambia, Turkey and India.
The camp is organised by Rosatom, Russia’s national atomic energy agency, for countries cooperating with Russia in the field of nuclear energy.
The current session of the Russian Camp is titled 'The Russian Winter,' where the organising committee is presenting several cultural, artistic and sports activities to familiarise the children with Russian customs and traditions.
It also aims to familiarise them with winter rituals in Russia and how Russians deal with the winter by participating winter games, winter-related musical performances and playing folk musical instruments. The programme also introduces the children to Russian cuisine.
“The children will participate in the artistic and sports competitions of the camp, which aim to develop their skills and provide them with the opportunity to introduce their country's culture as well as learn about the cultures of the other nations through participation in art workshops, dance, sports and a cooking studio,” said Sherif Gad, director of cultural activity at the Russian Cultural Centre in Egypt.
Director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Cairo Aleksey Tevanyan said that Egypt is participating for the second time in the Russian camp after the signing of the Dabaa Agreement by presidents Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Vladimir Putin.
The camp is organised in cooperation with the Russian Cultural Centre in Cairo.
According to Gad, participating in the event are children from Cairo and Hurghada; Aida Ramadan, Karim Alaa, Shady Ali, Rami Akrami, Karim Hasaan, Amr El-Sayed, Dana Mohamed, and Masha El-Sayed.