Russian forum between Moscow, Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada held online for first time

Reham El-Adawi , Wednesday 25 Nov 2020

The online celebration of Russian culture covered cuisine, games and dress, gathering Egyptian and Russian youth and all those interested in Russian culture

Participants in the International Youth Forum at the Russian Cultural Centre (Photo courtesy of the Russian Cultural Centre)

In a new tradition, the Russian Cultural Centre in Cairo, headed by Alexey Tevanyan, organised an online celebration of the International Youth Forum within the framework of the "Building Bridges of Communication" project that aims to introduce Russian customs and traditions to the world, shedding light on Russian culture.

Russian and Egyptian and Russian youth playing the Russian chess game (Photo courtesy of the Russian Cultural Centre)

The online meeting took place between the cities of Moscow, Cairo, Alexandria and Hurghada, with the participation of Egyptian students studying the Russian language, members of the Russian community in Egypt, and graduates of Russian universities, where attendees participated in presenting Russian cuisine.

Participants from Moscow introduced the Russian traditions of folk cuisine, detailing how to cook popular Russian recipes and preparing juices and desserts.

Egyptian youth cooking Russian food (Photo courtesy of the Russian Cultural Centre)

Chess was also of particular interest to forum participants, as guests heard a story about the origin of the ancient Russian game and its rules. Later, players competed with each other. Participants also attended a lecture on the traditions of Russian hospitality.

The celebration included a lecture by well-known Russian fashion designer and recipient of the State Prize in Russia Igor Chapurin, who talked about the history and diversity of Russian folk costumes in Russia's different regions.

At the conclusion of the event, Tevanyan thanked Egyptian and Russian youth who participated, director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Alexandria Marat Gatin, members of the Russian community in Hurghada, as well as the organising committee in Moscow for the joyful celebration, which helped participants learn more about ancient Russian customs and traditions.

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