WYF 2024 Public Ambassadors Introduced at Youth House
On November 21, 100 days before the WYF 2024, the Festival Public Ambassadors Corps was presented at the Youth House as part of the Russia Exhibition and Forum. Famous personalities from various fields will present and spread the values of the World Youth Festival, such as responsibility for the fate of the world, multinational unity, world of equal opportunities and preservation of traditional family values.
At the event dedicated to the launch of the WYF 2024 countdown, Sergey Sirotkin, a Formula 1 racing driver, Aleksey Fedorov, a physicist, and Ivan Chuikov, a showman who hosted the event, spoke to young people as Festival Ambassadors.
"Common unity is crucial now, at a time when it is important to unite our efforts. I believe that sport, as well as our favorite activities, has these qualities. It gives us some common tasks and goals. It unites people, so we are happy to participate in it," Sergey Sirotkin said as he addressed the guests from the stage.
Aleksey Fedorov, Festival Ambassador and physicist, spoke about the role of the WYF 2024 for the international community of young scientists.
"The World Youth Festival is an important event for the young scientific community in many ways. First of all, the scientific community needs to build relationships with other communities, establish scientific and cultural relations, and participate in various kinds of events where talented young people are represented. Secondly, it is important to participate in international development. It is crucial that the platform is open, has no borders and solves global problems. Thirdly, we are working to make the scientific part very interesting and to show that science is capable of solving the most important tasks of humanity."
Russian singers Leonid Agutin and Polina Gagarina also became WYF 2024 public ambassadors. They performed their favorite songs with young people as part of their video addresses. They also invited young people to participate in next year's biggest youth event.
"I have no doubt that it will be a great event. Young people will come from all over the world, from many different countries. It will be a real cult event for young people. People will communicate, collaborate, create ensembles, write songs, and spend a lot of time together. To be honest, I envy these young people. I envy them for being able to discover the world and communication at the very beginning of their lives. This is a real celebration. It is also very useful," Leonid Agutin addressed the participants.
Polina Gagarina said in her video address that she herself participated in the World Youth Festival in 2017 and performed a song with young people from all over the world.
"Everyone attending the next year's Festival is in for a great time, with memories for life. I believe that music can unite people and give them hope and strength. Art has always been a universal language for people living in different countries. So let us sing “A Million Voices” together. Next year, the brightest, bravest and most talented youth representatives from around the world will meet again. Young people's voices will decide how they see the world. See you at the Festival!" said Polina Gagarina.
The values and meanings of the World Youth Festival will be represented by outstanding personalities from culture, sport, media and show business, young scientists and entrepreneurs. Olympic champion in gymnastics Nikita Nagornyy, Russian racing driver Irina Sidorkova, singer Vanya Dmitrienko, writer and playwright Aleksandr Tsypkin, authors and performers of the WYF 2024 official song NANSI & SIDOROV, basketball player Aleksandr Dedushkin, Olympic champion in bobsleigh Dmitry Trunenkov, and pilot and hero of Russia Damir Yusupov have already joined the Festival Public Ambassadors Corps.
Sergey Pershin, WYF 2024 Program Director, also announced that the World Youth Festival will be also attended by French filmmaker Luc Besson.
All WYF 2024 Public Ambassadors will also participate in the Festival itself, where they will address an audience of 20,000 participants in the form of speeches, lectures, and live communication with young leaders.
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 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 early next year.
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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