Kazakh celebrations in Russia - Kurultai

The annual Kurultai of Kazakhs of Russia was held in the Russian Tyumen region.  The celebration is held for the 22nd time and gathered five thousand visitors. Representatives of North Kazakhstan region were among the guests of the celebration. As part of the celebration, the visitors enjoyed a parade and generously served tables. The event participants showed customs and traditions of the Kazakh people to the guests. The most active visitors were competing in Kazakh Wrestling, arm-wrestling and horse-racing.

YESSENGALI YBYRAYEV, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL AND CULTURAL AUTONOMY, RUSSIA:

 - This year’s kurultai is remarkable for its return to the second round as the first meeting was held in Tyumen region, in Golyshman district in particular.

RAISA SURAGANOVA, LOCAL RESIDENT, TYUMEN REGION:

 - We need this celebration. Despite the fact that we live in Russia, we respect and preserve our traditions, customs, language and culture.