From 20 till 25 January, Festival of Russian Culture completely transformed the main Promenade of Hurghada near Esplanada Mall with a large stage and long row of stands, many posters, banners and decorations. Traditionally every year, during these festive days, residents and guests of Hurghada discover and enjoy national and cultural heritage from both Russia and Egypt. This time an annual event came together with Red Sea National Day (22nd January) and the 1st anniversary of Egyptian National Revolution (25th January) which increased the scale of celebration, but also required extra effort from security services.
Daily programs on the big stage contained two part performances. The first part was prepared by children, and the second part by popular musicians and folk groups from Russia and Egypt. Young artists of different nationalities and different ages from Sabirova Dance School, several Russian educational centers impressed the public with high level artistic skills and multilateral talents. It was very interesting to see the new growing multinational generation of Hurghada. At the evening, singers and musicians from Russia and Egypt attracted a big crowd to the center of Mamsha where many local companies were presented their products. Egyptian traditional food was presented by GAD Restaurant and a specialty of Russian cuisine was presented by Martini Restaurant. International Musical Festival Mamakabo traditionally took part in the festival for a third year in a row. Big puppets entertained families around the stage; kids also enjoyed face painting. This entire event would not have happened without great efforts from organizers under the leadership of Yiury Schegol’kov, Russian newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, “Mira Group” and support from Ministry of Tourism, TA Association and Red Sea Governorate.
Фестиваль русской культуры в Хургаде
Организаторы фестиваля выражают глубокую благодарность в поддержке фестиваля туроператорам: TEZ Tour, Odeon, TAT Travel, L’Aube Voyage, Coral travel, а также партии Свобода и Справедливость (движения Братья мусульмане), особое спасибо также компаниям-спонсорам : Old Town, “Wood u Like”, Horas Spa (Grand Gym), Radio Guides, Red Sea Int., клинике ALFA, Red Sea Dolphin, Papas Beach Club, Al Anwar, Al Adawy, Alf Leila Wa Leila, Nefertiti. Медийное освещение дополняли: журнал Red Sea Bulletin, порталы Geometria.ru, RIA Tourism.