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23 January 2020, 18:42

Brest Oblast mulling over festival of Belarusian, Russian, Polish cultures

Oleg Dikun
Oleg Dikun

BREST, 23 January (BelTA) – The BRSM Youth Union intends to organize an international culture festival in Brest Oblast, BelTA learned from Second Secretary of the BRSM Central Committee Oleg Dikun.

“In 2019 the BRSM employed over 26,000 people in student brigades. This year we intend to raise the bar. As usual, Belarusian students will work abroad, in Moldova and Russia. We are trying to expand the list of countries. We would like to give students from Brest an opportunity to work in Poland and vice versa,” Oleg Dikun said. “We are also mulling over a new cultural event. Plans are in place to organize a festival of Belarusian, Russian, and Polish cultures in Brest or another city of the region. We would like to bring together young people from various countries and enable them to exchange experience and demonstrate their talents. We would like to hold the festival in September, but this matter is still in the works,” he added.

Brest hosted a final plenary session of the Brest Oblast branch of the BRSM on 23 January. More than 3,300 people worked in student brigades in Brest Oblast in 2019, twice as many as in 2018. In 2020, the Brest Oblast branch intends to find a temporary job for around 4,000 young people.

“We are trying to send our student brigades to work abroad. There are also other promising projects in the field of international cooperation. At the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in 2019, we signed a cooperation agreement with the Stavropol Krai branch of the Russian Union of Youth and intend to implement joint patriotic projects,” First Secretary of the BRSM Brest Oblast Committee Yuri Segenyuk noted.

This will be not the only international project the youth of Brest Oblast and Belarus in general will join this year. “We have ambitious plans for 2020, including carrying out patriotic projects. The most memorable one will be the Train of Memory and Glory project that will kick off in July. Participants of the project will travel from Brest to Russia's Vladivostok for two weeks, visiting sites of military glory, meeting with veterans, and helping tidy up memorials and war graves,” Oleg Dikun said.

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