Welcome to XIX World Festival of Youth and Students!

Russian Australian Representative Council would like to invite you to XIX World Festival of Youth and Students which will be held in Sochi (Russia) from 14th to 22nd October, 2017.

It is the largest event in the field of international youth cooperation and will bring together more than 20,000 of young people from 150 countries!

The festival is a new milestone in international cooperation and aimed to unite the future generations around the ideas of peace and friendship. This is a platform for dialogue, global form of communication to find ways to confront the challenges that younger generation is facing today.

Ten Sections of the Festival in 2017:

Culture & history  Global economy & entrepreneurship  Architecture & urbanism  Politics and international security  Journalism & Media  Civil society & volunteering  Science & technologies  Education  Health & welfare  Ecology

The program will include:

 panel discussions  open lectures  workshops  scientific conferences  cultural events  sports  exhibitions  free communication

It will unite the community of young leaders in various fields: representatives of NGOs, youth, who achieved success in science, art, sports, pedagogy, IT, politics, and best representatives of the student community, compatriots and foreigners who are interested in Russian culture. The program will include meetings with political leaders, scientists, intellectuals, journalists and activists.

Every day will be dedicated to a particular region of the planet.


Sochi – the city of World Cup 2018 and Formula 1, the capital of the Winter Olympic Games in 2014,

 The Festival will have 6 official languages of the United Nations

Accommodation & food costs – covered by the organizers, you pay for a trip only

 Participants will get permission for a visa-free entry to Russia

If you are from 18 to 35, have proactive social life and share values of the Festival, apply now:

http://russia2017.com/ (until 15th of April) 

For Australians:

 We, as Russian Australian Representative Council (RARC), cannot guarantee approval of your application as we are not among official organisers of #WFYS2017. However, RARC will make all efforts to answer your questions (about the festival, city & region, transport etc), share our knowledge, provide you with all important information and help you to plan a trip to Russia.

 We are happy to organise additional programs and meetings for Australians in Russia if see people’s interest.

 Don’t miss this opportunity and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions =)


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