Amina Shafikova told about the results of the VI CIOFF®️ World Folkloriada

In total, 28 concert venues were operating within the framework of the VI CIOFF®️ World Folkloriada, where 61 concert performances were shown. The main site of "The Heart of the Folkloriada" in Ufa, sites in 22 municipalities, 3 fan zones in the Volna, Pervomaisky, and Demsky parks, the exhibition area was visited by more than 300 thousand people. This was announced by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan Amina Shafikova during an expanded operational meeting in the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

"The Republic of Bashkortostan held an international event with dignity, having managed to gather representatives of 37 countries of the world with more than 1000 participants in such a trying time. Our management worked around the clock, the media center worked around the clock. We were strongly supported by colleagues from Rospotrebnadzor, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services, the Ministry of Trade, the Press and Mass Media Agency, the State Youth Committee, the State Committee for Competition Policy, and also we express huge gratitude to the heads of all 22 districts who met the Folkloriada. The assessment of all the visiting guests is very high, the assessment of representatives from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation was also very high," the minister said.

According to Amina Shafikova, more than 3.5 thousand people were involved in the organization of the event: volunteers, journalists, curators, greeters, interpreters, drivers, workers in the field of food and accommodation, and others. The participants of the Folkloriada in total traveled more than 10,000 km across the territory of the republic.

More than 2,700 people took part in the Parade. 2 world records were set – these are representatives of 57 countries and 71 nationalities in one round dance.

To date, the number of views of broadcasts and publications in networks is more than 10 million. 53 federal media have published more than 5.5 thousand materials. Also, the media of 30 countries gave information about the Folkloriada. More than 1,700 posts have been published in foreign social networks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for CIS Affairs and the General Assembly of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF®️).

On July 8, our famous "Argymak" Folk Rock Band were invited to the morning broadcast of the Channel 1. In the Gorky Park in Moscow, in the studio of "Good Morning", the group performed the composition "Baik" and told about the VI CIOFF®️ World Folkloriada.

According to Amina Ivnievna, no one was left indifferent by the Opening Ceremony of the Folkloriada, where more than 800 people were involved and which was prepared by the Committee of Concert Programs and Touring Activities at the Bashkir State Philharmonic named after H. Akhmetov, the chief director was Aidar Zubaydullin. As CIOFF®️ President Philippe Beaussant noted, "The Opening was incredible .... and the best of all."

At the Closing Ceremony, 18 countries of the world performed in the Amphitheater of the Toratau Congress Hall, an air show with the participation of six fighters was presented.

As part of the business program, the CIOFF®️ International Conference on Culture "Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of the Russian Federation as part of the World Cultural Heritage" was held. Also, a Protocol of intent on cooperation for the safeguarding, promotion and transfer of intangible cultural heritage to descendants was signed between CIOFF ®️ and the Republican Center for Folk Art. On the closing day of the VI CIOFF®️ World Folkloriada, messages were signed and placed in time capsules. In memory of the VI CIOFF®️ World Folkloriada, a unique breast decoration with coins of the participating countries was made.

During the days of the Folkloriada, 32 exhibits from 27 countries were presented at the exhibition "Masks of the Peoples of the World" at the National Museum of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Artisans from 37 countries presented their works at the exhibition of crafts on Salavat Yulaev Square.
"The main thing is that we managed to avoid the increase in the spread of coronavirus infection. It is necessary to note the responsible attitude of the visiting participants – more than 80 % of them came vaccinated, " the minister stressed and thanked Rospotrebnadzor for their well-coordinated work on constant monitoring and control of the participants and the inner circle of directly involved persons.
Radiy Khabirov noted that the Folkloriada aroused great interest among the public.
"Of course, the effect would be much higher, if not a pandemic. But even in these conditions, we held this event, and it was a success. People had a very great interest, " the Head summed up.
During the meeting, it was also informed that on July 16, an exhibition based on the results of the Folkloriada will open at the National Museum of the Republic of Bashkortostan.