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Turkish Youth Festival in Kazan
 Šyravşă | 14.10.2015 10:58 |


Kazan, Tatarstan. The second annual youth festival of Turkic people is held in the city from the 7th to 12th of October.

Among the representatives of more than a dozen Turkic nations (Azeris, Turks, Balkars, kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Nogais etc.) two groups are from Chuvashia - the National and Cultural Revival Society Irӗklӗh (Ирӗклӗх) and the Union of Chuvash Youth Suvar (Сувар). The program of the event consists of meeting with Tatarstan officials, sightseeing, seminars and presentations.

A representative of Chuvashia, Vladislav Moskovtsev, announced his work on a a manual for the teaching Chuvash language in schools of the Chuvash Republic and abroad. The manual will consist of training videos, including the works of poets, a description of the traditions of the Chuvash people and much more. Later he plans to include other languages of Russia in this program.

A Moldovan representative, Anatoly Tolmach expressed a commonly held view that 'the Turkic world has problems in language, customs and identity of the nations. Many of which, in my opinion, could be solved if we go after the Eurasian integration model (Russia's Eurasian Integration policies - Tatarstan has succeeded in achieving harmony between nationalities and become a model for other regions'.

Tatarstan is host for people of 170 nationalities (ethnicities), and has been very active when it comes to preservation of cultural identities and minor languages. The officials of the Republic are going to introduce the guests of the festival to the youth affairs policies and present innovative investment projects like Innopolis, Silicon Valley inspired IT-city.

The organizers of the festival are Youth Center Idel, the Federal National and Cultural Autonomy of the Tatars and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Tatarstan.



On February 18, activists of Kazan's Husankaj Chuvash Culture Center welcomed Chuvash language researcher guests from Turkey.

Bülent Bayram, Ph.D., stated that it is easy for a turkophone to also acquire fluency in Chuvash. He first heard Chuvash spoken in the city of Kazan, it is there his interest in the language was sparked. Since then he even managed to produce a Chuvash-Turkish Dictionary.

Turkish researches aim to publish a collection of rare poems of famous poet Gennady Aygi who they claim have left in Turkey some poems in Chuvash and Russian. The book will be shipped both to Tatarstan and Chuvashia.

The assembly was held solely in Chuvash, attendees were impressed by the eloquence of Turkish delegates, considering the decline of Chuvash in Kazan.

Bülent Bayram, Ph.D. invited Chuvash youth to study in his university (Kırklareli University, Turkey) to strengthen the international relations.





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