Publish Date: 10.03.2014

Category: News from the University

10. Mednarodni festival narodnih kultur imgThe Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications,  April 23 – 25, 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia

You are welcome!

The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) invites you and your students to take part in the X International Festival of National Cultures which will take place on April 23 – 25, 2014 at SPbSUT.

The Festival proved to be an annual celebration of amiability, communication, sport and art where the representatives of more than 50 countries take part in. Our Festival map includes more than 70 partner universities from all over the world, performance groups and sport teams.

Peace and friendly international understanding through art and culture!

These words reflect the meaning and the main point of the International Festival of National Cultures at SPbSUT.

Looking forward to receiving your application forms according to the events of 3-days Festival program:

1) Educational Seminar (on April, 23):

- introduce your country and your university / presentations about educational programs possibilities and results /

You study or you teach - share your experience and inspire other students to enroll in the course / program at a university!

2) Russian as a Foreign Language Competition among International Students from SPbGUT and other Russian Universities (on April, 23):.

Participation requirements:

  • * Welcome speech in Russian (free form of presentation from the part of each university, not longer than 3 min., the whole team takes part in the competition, not more than 10 persons in a team). This task needs a preliminary preparation (home task).
  • * Reading of poesy fragments by heart (8-16 lines of poesy of Russian writers). This task needs a preliminary preparation (home task).
  • * Russian Calligraphy Competition
  • * St. Petersburg Toponomy and Symbolism Competition
  • * Competition “Palette of Russian words”

3) Exhibition performances, creative workshops and master-classes (on April, 25):

  • presentations of national traditions, ceremonies (for ex., wedding)
  • national dance master classes
  • creative workshops: culture and everyday life objects of different nations
  • national games of different countries

4) Photo Exhibition “Always in touch with my native culture!”

Aspects of the topic:

  • Whenever and wherever you are - any country / place where you would live / study / work - you are always in touch with your native culture. That is also your connection with present, past and future.

Describe and reflect by means of your photo language what you mean by staying in touch with your native culture:

  • building relationships
  • being in the vanguard of the telecommunication technologies development
  • support the link of times and cultures...

Demonstrate your understanding and your feeling! Create your image of this connection - take part in the competition!

Please send your photos by email no later than by April 3, 2014

The best of them will be printed in A4 format and presented during the Festival Photo Exhibition at SPbSUT.

5) Sport events (on April, 24):

6) Cuisine competition – “Best national dishes of the world” in the following categories: main dish, salad, drink, dessert (on April, 23):

All participants of the Festival are welcomed to discover the most remarkable places in St. Petersburg - excursions are waiting for you!

Participating students will be offered free accommodation in SPbSUT students hostels and free breakfast and lunch (on April 23, 24, 25). Other participants - at their own expense.

How to apply:

  • Visit
  • Fill the application form and send to and with the mark “International Festival of national cultures”
  • Attach a copy of your valid passport
  • Wait for an invitation to start a visa process

Deadline for submitting your application forms – March 12, 2014

For any additional information, please contact:

Nina Zhuravleva,Head of International Cooperation Department

Tel: +7 (812) 305-12-24

Please spread the information among your students about the incredible chance to discover different cultures in Russia in St. Petersburg!

Looking forward to seeing you and your students at the 10th International Festival of National Cultures in St. Petersburg soon!

Kind wishes, Festival team


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