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  • “FAR EAST STREET” FESTIVAL OPENS AS PART OF THE EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM

    01 September 2016

    From September 1 to 4, EEF participants and residents of Vladivostok will be treated to unique distinguishing features of the Far East regions and the Republic of Crimea.

    The opening ceremony of the Far East Street festival was staged on the embankment of Russky Island on the campus of the Far East Federal University, as part of the Eastern Economic Forum.

    The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Envoy to Russia’s Far East Yury Trutnev, Minister for Far East Development Alexander Galushka, Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, Head of the Federal Tourism Agency Oleg Safonov and Governor of Primorsky Territory Vladimir Miklushevsky.

    “The Eastern Economic Forum will open on September 2. Vladivostok will host more than 3,000 guests from different parts of the world. Many of them already work in Russia’s Far East and many others are contemplating new investment projects. We thank the festival participants who came to present the culture, history and traditions of Russia’s Far East”, said Mr Trutnev at the opening ceremony, addressing the festival participants.

    “The Far East Street festival is being held for the second time. The region boasts rich, beautiful and unique culture. We’d like the Forum guests to take with them some of their love for this region after visiting the Far East Street festival,” said Mr Galushka.

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    The festival began with a carnival where delegations from the regions represented at the festival donned their national costumes. Each of the regions involved presented a memorable presentational mini film about themselves and also demonstrated their “business cards”, which included several small vocal and choreographic pieces called on to introduce EEF-2016 to their ethnic and cultural features.

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    The Eastern Economic Forum will be held on September 2–3, 2016 in Vladivostok, Russia. The Forum venue is the campus of the Far East Federal University.