To manifest their civil position on the Union State construction, Belarusian and Russian youth organizations are going to convene at the 3rd festival "Youth - For the Union State" in Rostov-on-Don on September 11-17, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus-Russia Union State that triggered the organization of the forum.
The participants of the festival will take part in a rich and fascinating programme that will include concerts, thematic gatherings, a fair of youth initiatives, a presentation of youth organizations, meetings between the leaders of the youth organizations and the deputies of the national parliaments of Belarus and Russia.
The international contest of young singers will headline the programme. Winner of the 2007 contest, Vitaly Gordei from Belarus, will partake in the festival as a holder of the first prize of the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk. Russian Elena Valevskaya who Vitaly Gordei shared the first place at the Vitebsk festival with will also become a guest at the Rostov festivities. Rostov-on-Don will see Piotr Elfimov, Gyunesh, Honoured Artist of Russia Sergei Izbash, the Russian musical studio Yard Magicians taking top spots.
The major goals of the festival is to create the single cultural space on the territory of the Union State, strengthen friendship and mutual understanding between the youth of Russia and Belarus, preserve and develop the best traditions in culture and arts, unveil new talents. The organizers of the festival are eager to help young people of Belarus and Russia to feel themselves full members of the political and public life and join the process of the Union State construction. The festival will show a growing importance of the new generation participating in all spheres of life, the Parliamentary Assembly said.
The participation of the deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly, state, public and political figures will help implement all the preset goals.
The festival is financed from the Union State budget.