Youth for Union of Russia and Belarus

International Festival «Youth for Union State» supported by «Charitable Foundation of Ivan Savvidi» started in Rostov-on-Don on 14th of September.

The festival is aimed at strengthening of friendship ties between young people of Russia and Belarus. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia was the initiator of the festival, which has been holding since 2006. This year festival gathered almost 300 participants from two countries.

Ivan Savvidi takes an active part in building relationships between Russia and Belarus. He mentioned that Union State is the basic model, which should be integrated throughout the former Soviet periphery. He made a point of the importance of dialogue between two countries: «Russia has much in common with and Belarus- history, faith, mentality. Integrative processes between our countries started more than 20 years ago, when Russia and Belarus realized the necessity of close political and economic relations. Today this movement towards each other is still in progress. And we see that young people pursue Russia and Belarus agenda. Such festivals can draw the most talented and brave young people together, and help them to feel full-fledged participants of social and political life, and involve them into the process of Unity State building. »