On the 23d of September the Russian Centre of Science and Culture organized a meeting with the delegates of the World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 in Sochi (Russia).

Exactly 60 years ago, the Soviet Union, then Russia first opened its doors to the youth of the whole planet, becoming hostess of the World Festival of Youth and Students in 1957. Decades later, in 1985, Russia again had the honor of hosting the Festival. In 2017 - the anniversary year for the festival, which was first held in 1947, the Russian city of Sochi will be the new venue for this significant event.

The festival will be held from 14 to 22 October 2017 and will bring together over 20,000 young people from 150 countries. Young leaders from different spheres will meet at one site: representatives of youth NPOs, young journalists, creative and sporting youth, young engineers, leaders of youth organizations of political parties, young university teachers, student self-government leaders, young scientists, as well as compatriots and foreigners studying Russian Language and interested in Russian culture. The Malaysian delegation includes around 50 students and young leaders from all over the country.

Delegates of the Festival from Malaysia, members of the local youth parliament, as well as representatives of local non-governmental organizations came to the meeting at the Russian Cultural Centre.

Meeting started with the speech of the Head of representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kuala Lumpur Dr. Ayrat Akhmetov who told to the audience about the goals and objectives of the forthcoming Festival. Then a colorful presentation about Russia, its climate, geography, sightseeing and holidays was shown to the guests. After the lecture participants could try on Russian traditional costumes, see Russian traditional craft works and learn a few Russian words. Guests had the opportunity to ask questions about upcoming trip to Russia, discuss the program of the Festival and the presentation of the Malaysian team at the Youth event.