Youth Day celebrated across Russia to mark the optimism, patriotism and development of productive abilities of young people

By: Muhammad Arif

Moscow:  Youth Day was celebrated across Russia on the last Saturday, June 29, to mark the optimism, patriotism and development of productive abilities of young people, individuals aged 14 to 35 years.

As per Rosstat (Russian state statistical agency) data, the number of Russians within this age range was 38.843 million as of January 1, 2022.

Youth Day Celebrations across Russia to Mark the Optimism, Patriotism Development of Young People

Youth Day Celebrations across Russia to Mark the Optimism, Patriotism Development of Young PeopleCelebrations for the Youth Day in Russia aims to develop patriotic and moral education of the younger generation, promoting youth participation in volunteer activities, implementing youth initiatives, creating conditions for sports engagement, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, developing the institution of mentorship, and supporting orphans and children without parental care.

On May 7, 2024, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the National Development Goals of the Russian Federation for the period until 2030 and beyond until 2036.

The goals outlined in this document, particularly the realization of each individual’s potential, will be reflected in the upcoming national project “Youth and Children,” and a Strategy for the Implementation of Youth Policy until 2030 is being formulated.

To support the young population of Russia, since 2022, the competition “Youth Capital of Russia” has been held. This status is awarded to a Russian city for outstanding achievements and plans to improve the field of youth policy at the municipal and regional levels.

For the year, two cities, Moscow and Vladivostok, have been recognized as Youth Capitals.

Today, these cities host meetings with youth associations, concerts, workshops, quizzes, exercise sessions, dance flash mobs, and much more.

Additionally, on Youth Day, special meetings with heroes of the special military operation were held at the “Together with the Motherland” festival venues.

Every year, Russia celebrates Youth Day as per national youth national policy.  One of the most prominent international events of 2024 was the World Festival of Youth (#WFY2024), which saw participation from 20,000 young leaders from Russia and abroad in the fields of business, media, international cooperation, culture, science, education, volunteering, and charity, as well as sports.

Sergey Kiriyenko, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, has said Russia’s commitment for the development of international youth linkages will continue.

“The President decided that we will have a large festival every six years for 20,000 people, and midway through this period, in two to three years, we will have a medium-sized festival for 10,000 people dedicated to a specially chosen theme. Accordingly, in 2026 or 2027, we will have such a festival, which will also host 10,000 people from all over the world”, he stated.

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