"The opening ceremony of the Folkloriada is a world-class spectacle": Tamara Purtova

Today a briefing for journalists was held in Ufa with the participation of CIOFF President Philippe Beaussant, President of the Russian national section of CIOFF, Director of the State Russian House of Folk Art named after V.D. Polenov Tamara Purtova, executive director of the Directorate for the preparation and holding of the VI World Folkloriada Artur Alibakov, director and chief director of the opening and closing ceremony of the World Folkloriada, coordinator of the Heart of Folkloriada festival Aydar Zubaidullin. 

The briefing participants shared their impressions of the opening ceremony of the World Folkloriada. Valentina Purtova shared moments of the opening ceremony with her family. According to her, she had no doubts that Bashkortostan would cope with any assigned task. 

“Bashkortostan has always been among the leaders. The opening ceremony showed us that this is not just the level of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, it is a world-class spectacle. Everything that happens these days in Bashkortostan is not just popularization. This is serious research and methodological work. The Folkloriada took its first steps, showed its scale, and now our task is for all this to continue successfully for the benefit of the mutual influence of cultures, ”Tamara Valentinovna said.

Philippe Beaussant noted that all events are held at the highest level and the Folkloriada became the first major international event in the world after the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is already my sixth visit to Ufa. Most of all here I like friendship, this is above all, our main goal is building communications - building peaceful relations with people. Here we were able to build an able-bodied and hardworking team. And the greatest wealth is the wonderful people living in Bashkortostan, ”said Mr. Beaussant.
Folkloriada events are held not only in Bashkortostan but also in 22 zones of Bashkortostan. Artur Alibakov noted that a lot of preparatory work had been done, all security measures had been taken. 

Aidar Zubaidullin, the director and chief director of the opening and closing ceremony of the World Folkloriada, coordinator of the “Heart of Folkloriada” festival, spoke about the preparations of the actions. 

Let us remind you that the World Folkloriada will be held in Bashkortostan until July 10. For the convenience of users, the application is optimized for any mobile device - open the link https://folkloriada.online

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