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Russian costumes and handicrafts presented at international festival in Malaysia

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Russian costumes and handicrafts presented at international festival in Malaysia


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Traditional Russian crafts and Russian costumes could be seen at the annual International Festival of Youth, Culture and Art in Malaysia.

The Russian booth at the festival fair was presented by the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Kuala Lumpur, which became a partner of the festival, Rossotrudnichestvo reports on its website.

Russian compatriots and pupils of RCSC participated in creative dance, vocal and other contests.

The RCSC teacher Tatyana Gunar became a member of the jury of dance competitions. Over a thousand people participated in the festival's events, and more than a hundred exhibitions of arts and crafts opened as part of the program, master classes and seminars took place as well.

The festival organizers handed over a letter to the RCSC representatives in gratitude for their participation, support and assistance in organizing the festival, which has become an important event in the cultural life of Malaysia. The document also noted the contribution of the RCSC to the cultural development of the country.

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