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Delegation from Penza goes to Sochi to Festival of Youth

18:09 | 13.10.2017 | Society

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Penza, 13 October 2017. PenzaNews. Over 50 people from the Penza region have gone by a train "Vorkuta-Adler" to Sochi, where the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students will be held.

Delegation from Penza goes to Sochi to Festival of Youth

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An official event dedicated to their departure took place at the Penza-I railway station on Friday, October 13.

According to the deputy chairman of the regional government Oleg Yagov, he knows many young people personally and is sure that they will represent the region in Sochi at a high level.

He also drew attention to a large competition that proceeded the selection of participants and volunteers of the festival.

"There were 10 candidates for one place in the Penza team," the deputy chairman of the regional government specified adding that altogether 700 applications had been submitted.

"You are lucky to be born at the time that allowed you attending the festival. [...] I wish these 70 people would give a new impetus to the youth movement when they come back from the festival," Oleg Yagov said.

As it was reported before, the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students will be held on October 14-22. The event was already conducted in the country in 1957 and 1985.

It is expected that in 2017 over 22,000 people from 150 countries and several thousand volunteers will take part in the festival.

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