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The festival “Down the Sura from the past into the future-2019” becomes the widely attended event: about 300 people take part in it
Last week, traditionally in the
territory of the Inzensky, Karsunsky and Sursky districts, the VI ethnic and cultural
tourist and sports festival “Down the Sura from the past into the future” was held. It was organized by USU with the
support of municipalities and the regional ministry of physical education and
The festival is held with the aim of spiritual and
patriotic education of youth, preservation of the traditions of the Volga
peoples, the popularization of the Ulyanovsk region as a territory of a healthy
lifestyle culture and the greater promotion of physical culture, sports and tourism.
As the head of the festival, the dean of the faculty of physical education and rehabilitation, Vladimir Valtsev, noted, the delegation of the Ulyanovsk State University, which comprised teachers, staff and students - more than 70 people, was the largest one. The festival was also attended by activists of the regional family council, the center for the development of history and culture of the region, the department of the Federal Bailiff Service, the Cossack village society, the blind society, the social and rehabilitation center for minors “Prichal Nadezhdy”, the cold swimming association “Ulyanovsk cold swimmers”, motorcycle federation sports, car club “Real wild boars” and other organizations.
During the four festival days, the participants visited 14 settlements along the Sura River (70 kilometers), historical places, museums, participated in football, volleyball, badminton competitions , all-around, chess tournament in memory of A.M. Kormishkina. At a panel discussion, a meeting with the expert of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation Dmitry Sosnin on the implementation of the Live Heritage federal project, we listened to lectures of USU associate professor Svetlana Ermolaeva and conducted an environmental campaign. The main venue of the festival in the village of Kadyshevo was attended by Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region Alexander Smekalin, a delegation of the People's Republic of China led by Vice-Rector for External Relations and Youth Policy of Ulyanovsk State University Tatyana Kirillova and Minister of Physical Culture and Sports of the Ulyanovsk Region Nikolai Tsukanov, who took part in the awards ceremony of the winners in sports competitions.
The festival was composed of demonstrations by famous Ulyanovsk racers at the foot of the Karaulnaya Mountain: the champion of the USSR and Russia Benjamin Dzhepayev in an UAZ car, the team of the motorcycle federation headed by the champion of Russia Dmitry Chikilev, the club “Real Wild Boars” in UAZ. In the evening, a concert “Folk Songs of Russia” was waiting for its spectators on the bank of the Sura with the participation of a choir of teachers and students of USU, led by Larisa Filyanina and other creative groups of the Volga region. The concert ended with festive fireworks and a disco.
The program of the final day included a finish on the beach of the village of Surskoye, ascent to Nikolskaya Gora, a prayer service and bathing in holy springs. The residents of the festival very warmly welcomed the participants.