Russia: Chechen cultural festival celebrated in Grozny

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The event was organized in the Press House on the initiative of the Ministry of the Chechen Republic on National Policy, Communications Violations, Press and Information, reports Chechnya Today.

On the eve of Russia Day, which was traditionally celebrated in the country on June 12, the state festival “World of Peoples’ Cultures in the Chechen Republic” was held in the Press House.

At the festival were participants from national and cultural centers of all ethnic groups in the region: Russians, Avars, Tatars, Nogais, Turks, Cossacks and many others. The honorary guests at the event included many senior members of the Chechen government such as Timur Aliyev, Dzhambulat Umarov, Adnan Nagaev, Sultan Tagaev, and Adlan Dinaev, as well as representatives of public and religious organizations, and various intellectuals.

Dzhambulat Umarov, the Chechen Minister of National Policy, congratulated the audience on the upcoming holiday. In his speech, he noted the engagement of Chechnya not only in its own affairs, but also for the whole country.

“The Chechen Republic, with its harmonious multinationality in which its people live, demonstrates its continued loyalty to the path taken by the First President of the Chechen Republic, the Hero of Russia, Akhmat Kadyrov. Today, this course yields its creative fruits. The Chechen people were and are a powerful and cementing part of the Russian state. I think that in the days of difficulty for our nation, we should be as unified as ever,” said the Czech Republic’s Minister for National Policy.

The Assistant to the Head of the Chechen Republic, Chairman of the Council under the Head of the Chechen Republic on the Development of Civil Society and Individual Rights, Timur Aliyev, said that the Russia Day is a holiday for the whole country and an important event in the life of its citizens.

“We are celebrating this day for the second decade and it shows that the Russian state has been maintained for a very long time. No forces can undermine the integrity of the country and Russian civil society,” Timur Aliyev added.

The festival ended with performances by folk groups from cultural centers of Chechnya.

Translated from gumilev-center.ru: http://www.gumilev-center.ru/v-groznom-sostoyalsya-festival-kultur-narodov-chechni/