The intense cultural programme was organized for the participants of the third test event of the Winter Universiade 2019. The programme featured the excursions to the main sights of Krasnoyarsk city: museums, nature reserve and architectural monuments. In general, 170 people joint the cultural events, they visited 15 cultural and historical heritage sites of the city.
Thus, the participants visited the estate museum of Vasily Surikov where they could see the exhibits related to the famous painter life. The delegates visited Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum, main temples and symbols of the city Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, Uspenskyi monastry, Krasnoyarsk hydro-electric power station, Roev Ruchey Flore and Faune Park and some other objects of cultural heritage. During the tour the experienced guides not only let see the architectural particularities of the city but told about the preparation of Krasnoyarsk for the Winter Universiade 2019.
The guests of the Forum got to know the unique nature of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The participants had an excursion on Yenisei river embankment and Sady Mechty park. One of the main event of the cultural programme of the FISU Forum became the concert in the open air in granite quarry of Stolby Narture Reserve. The festive program entitled The Soul and the Power of Siberia included a performance by the Krasnoyarsk brass band led by Ilya Bogov and soloist Andrey Domakhin who performed famous compositions by Russian and foreign authors, soundtracks, and Russian folk songs.
"I really liked it in Krasnoyarsk, this is my first visit to Russia. Certainly, your nature impressed me. It is amazing that the reserve is so close to the city, here you can hold a lot of exciting activities. We would really like to come back here again just to relax with friends. We hope that we will visit the Winter Universiade 2019 and the FISU Conference in 2019. We are confident that you organize them at the top level", said Maxim Lopez, participant of the FISU Forum from Canada.
The photozone with U-Laika, mascot of the Winter Universiade 2019, was organized for the participants of the FISU Forum in Stolby Narture Reserve and guests were treated with a hot drink called sbiten.
"I did not expect to see such beauty when we were arriving here. I'm really delighted with your nature, and the idea to organize such an unusual concert in the open air is simply amazing. In addition, we managed to see other your sights - the Yenisei River, churches and museums. I believe that the FISU Forum is a unique platform where people from all over the world gathered togeather. Here, listening to music, exchanging energy, we understand that we can be united", concluded Silva Pinheiro Silverio Emanuel from Portugal.