POSTED: August 22nd 2013

Russia's cultural diversity to be on show during the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The “Alluring Worlds. Ethnic Russia” travelling festival will be showcased across the coast of the Black Sea as part of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad’s Year of the Museums.

The festival will demonstrate Russia’s diversity in seven Russian cities from 25 August to 8 September, including Anapa, Gelendzhik, and Novorossiysk.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the “Alluring Worlds” festival will visit schools, museums and military units of the Southern Military District. The festival will highlight the cultural heritage of indigenous people of the Russian north, like the Chukchi, Eskimos, Koryaki, Itelmeni, Khanty, and others.

Attendees of the festival will enjoy throat singing by Chukchi singer Veronika Usholik and ethnic romantic songs of Evenk Vladimir Khomenko.

A “Hospitality of the Taymyr land” cultural and ceremonial program will also be shown, as well as an exhibition of traditional houses found in the Russian north, a mobile exhibition of traditional crafts, and workshops and national games.

The main event of the “Alluring Worlds” tour will be the soloists of the “Mengo” Koryak national dance ensemble. “Alluring Worlds. Ethnic Russia” is dedicated to RSFSR artist Aleksander Gil, the creater of the ensemble.

Keywords · Sochi 2014 · Russia · Cultural Olympiad · Olympics · Winter Games · Chukchi · Eskimos · Koryaki · Itelmeni · Khanty ·

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