2,000 Young Foreigners to Travel to Russia. The WYF 2024 Regional Program to Be Held in 30 Russian Cities

21 November 2023, 21:10

Foreign participants of the World Youth Festival will travel to Russian cities right after the main program in Sirius is finished. 2,000 young people from abroad will get to know the regions of our country.

The regional program will introduce foreign participants to Russia, its cultural and historical heritage, national diversity of peoples and their traditions, unique nature and economic potential. The program will include five thematic routes: Live and Work in Russia, Memory Lane, Country without Borders, We Are Back in Russia and Russia International Exhibition and Forum.

"The regional program will provide a deeper understanding of how young Russian people live, what they do, what they love, what they are proud of, and what they plan to do. The presentation of the programs showed that the guests will not only be warmly welcomed. They will also be surprised and fall in love with our country. This is the goal we have set for ourselves by organizing the regional program. Our foreign guests will definitely get bright emotions, unforgettable impressions and new knowledge about the Great Russia and feel the national character. I am sure that after the Festival our guests will want to tell their friends how great it is to live, study, create and develop in Russia," said Larisa Sulima, Deputy Director General for Regional Cooperation of the World Youth Festival Directorate.

Each participant will visit one of the 30 largest cities along the planned routes. Regardless of the chosen destination, foreign guests will stay for three days in Moscow, where the Russia International Exhibition and Forum will be held at VDNH. Young foreigners will learn about the main achievements of science and industry, culture and traditions of all Russian regions.

Russia is becoming the center of international youth policy. An effective and modern youth policy is rightly considered one of our country's achievements. The demands of the younger generation, rather than bureaucratic regulations, are the basis for government decisions in this area. Russia is also becoming an important platform for building international relations in the field of global youth projects. The largest of them will be the World Youth Festival. This world-class event will bring together young people from all over the world and allow the younger generation to build a strong foundation for productive and close international cooperation for many years to come.

The Live and Work in Russia participants will visit major industrial, technological, scientific and educational Russian centers, universities, enterprises, and tourist and historical sights. This thematic route will include 17 cities: Korolyov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladivostok, Chelyabinsk, Grozny, Murmansk, Vladikavkaz, Salekhard, Khanty-Mansiysk, Saransk, Pyatigorsk, Yaroslavl, Krasnoyarsk, and Perm.

The Memory Lane route includes hero cities and cities of military glory: Volgograd, St. Petersburg, Smolensk, Tula, Kursk, and Belgorod. Participants of the regional program will visit unique museum complexes and learn about the feat of Soviet soldiers.

The Country without Borders thematic route includes four cities located in different parts of the country. Participants will visit Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kaliningrad, Makhachkala, and Khabarovsk and get acquainted with the national and natural wealth and historical and cultural diversity of the largest tourist centers of Russia.

As part of the We Are Back in Russia route, young foreigners will travel to Crimea and the Lugansk People's Republic and visit Sevastopol, where they will learn about life in new regions, their history, culture, architecture and the urban development.

The regional program of the World Youth Festival will be full of bright events. Participants will be able to participate in discussions with young people from the region and famous speakers, cultural and educational events, performances of national creative teams. The will also be able to learn traditions, customs and national cuisine, attend sports events in national and regional sports, and visit iconic places and unique natural, historical and cultural monuments of material heritage. You can apply to participate in the regional program in your Account on the official WYF 2024 website at https://fest2024.com.


The World Youth Festival will take place in 2024 according to the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the development of international youth cooperation. At the first meeting of the Organizing Committee chaired by Sergey Kiriyenko, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, it was decided to hold the Festival in the Sirius Federal Territory in early 2024.

20,000 young leaders in education, science, international cooperation, culture, volunteering, charity, sports, business, media, etc., including 10,000 foreign participants, will take part in the WYF 2024. For the first time in the history of the festival movement young people aged 14-17, 500 from Russia and 500 from abroad, will have the opportunity to participate in the event. Registration of participants is open at fest2024.com until December 1, 2023.

5,000 volunteers from all regions of Russia, including 228 residents of the LPR, DPR, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson Regions will be involved in the organization and delivery of the Festival.

The World Youth Festival is organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) and operated by the World Youth Festival Directorate.

Prepared by the WYF Press Office

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