On the Day of National Unity the representative office of Rosstorudnichestvo in London hosted the International ethnographic festival-competition “Ethno Art Fest” organised by the "Ethnographic Art" section and the company «Ethno Art Fest». The event was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Various stages of the project take place in Russia and the UK. The project consists of a series of cultural events aimed at supporting ethnographic art, as well as the development and strengthening of international cultural cooperation through the promotion of traditional arts, crafts and national crafts.
The programme of the event included opening of exhibition “Commonwealth”, which showcased national costumes of the peoples of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as modern models of clothes..
Participants of the festival-contest "Ethno Art Fest" are artists, masters of folk arts and crafts from various regions of Russia, countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and other countries. The winners and participants of the festival-contest were awarded with special diplomas, certificates and prizes.
Festival "Ethno Art Fest" is supported by Rossotrudnichestvo, Embassy of the Russian Federation to the UK and the embassies of the CIS countries to the UK, the CIS Executive Committee, the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Tatarstan to the Russian Federation, Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Tatarstan, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Arts, as well as many other organisations.