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20 December 2019, 14:42

7th International Festival of World Languages under UNESCO auspices was held in Bashkortostan

UFA, 20 December 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Bashkir State University hosted the 7th International Festival of World Languages ​​in the framework of the international cultural and educational project of UNESCO “Festival of Languages” under the auspices of the UN and UNESCO and timed to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The rector of Bashkir State University Nikolay Morozkin greeted the guests and participants of the Festival at the grand opening; he marked the development of university education in the Republic of Bashkortostan, in particular, due to cooperation with UNESCO.
A welcoming speech was also made by the Chairman of the Committee on Education, Culture, Youth Policy and Sports of the State Assembly RB Rail Asadullin. He noted that this year in Bashkortostan, by decree of the Head of the Republic, the date dedicated to the “Bashkir Language Day” was officially announced - December 14. The Head of the Department of National Education Bulat Zinurov and chief specialist of the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for UNESCO, Lyudmila Boguslavskaya spoke about the essential contribution of UNESCO to the preservation and popularization of studying the languages ​​of the world.
At the opening ceremony, creative teams of universities of the Republic of Bashkortostan performed. They presented to the festival guests a cultural program - songs and dances of the peoples of Russia and the world.
The festival was attended by over 500 representatives of educational institutions of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian regions, in particular, the Chelyabinsk and Irkutsk regions. The Republic of Bashkortostan was represented by students of Bashkir universities, among whom were representatives of foreign countries from Angola, Vietnam, Egypt, India, China, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Palestine, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and others. For the first time this year, preschool educational institutions participated in the event.
During the 7th International Festival of Languages, participants presented more than 200 reports at 15 sections, with presentations of more than 40 languages ​​of the peoples of the world such as Russian, Bashkir, Tatar, Chuvash, Udmurt, Yakut, Tajik, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Polish, Czech, Turkish, Persian, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Hindi, Khmer, Thai, Korean, Chinese, Bantu, and the presentation by the African language group (Shona, Lingala language).
Linguocultural studies were presented on the topics: “Indian culture”, “Linguocultural aspect of Bashkir, English and Russian proverbs reflecting the moral qualities of peoples”, “Interconnection of Turkic and Slavic languages”, “Old Slavonic and Old Russian languages” and others.
During the presentations, the festival guests had a unique opportunity to hear the sounds of various languages, learn a few words and phrases, learn about the culture and traditions of the represented countries and communicate with native speakers of these languages.
The festival was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Committee of the Republic of Bashkortostan for UNESCO and Bashkir State University.