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Russia’s regions to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9
© RIA Novosti. Alexandr Lyskin

Russia’s regions to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9

The Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (RAIPON) reports that Russia's regions will celebrate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9. On that day the UN Group on Indigenous Populations met for the first time in 1992. 

In the city of Dudinka, a festive walk of parents with prams will take place from the Taymyr House of Folk Arts (commonly, the Taymyr's Main Chum) to Embankment Square on August 8. To take part, parents will need to decorate their babies'prams with Taymyr indigenous ethnic folk ornaments.

In Novokuznetsk, the Shors and Teleuts will celebrate their holiday "Tugan Kalyk Pairamy" (Kith and Kin) with the city administration's support.

On August 6-7, 2015 the Khabarovsk Territory Ministry of Natural Resources will hold the annual contest "Dersu Uzala Land Crafts" in the territory's Far Eastern Art Museum.

At present there are more than 240,000 indigenous Nordic people living in Russia.