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The 3rd International
of Ancient Cities

Ryazan August 19 23, 2020
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You will spend a week in
the educational and festival capital of ancient cities


About the Forum

The ancient Russian city of Ryazan was founded in 1095. For many years it has been one of the most popular touristic attractions thanks to its sights and eventful history.

In August you will have a good reason for revisiting Ryazan or getting acquainted with the city for the first time, which is even more exciting! You will spend a week in the capital of ancient cities where more than 40 delegations from Russia and other world countries will gather.

Forget about the daily routine in August the center of Ryazan will turn into a grand festive area with music, open-air theatrical stages, workshops and performances.

Besides, you will visit open lectures, discussion areas and workshops where we will share the best world practices of preservation and expansion of ancient and modern culture, architecture and exquisite territorial features as well as development of cities, spaces, people and ideas.

The main topics of the 3rd International Forum will be folk art and volunteering activity in the spheres of culture and cultural heritage. The separate day of the program will be devoted to the unique archaeological monument the ancient site of Old Ryazan where during excavation 17 treasure troves of golden and silver jewellery of the 12th 13th centuries were found which is more than in any other Old Russian cities.

All the participating cities are more than 500 years old. With their rich history they all have a lot to share and something to contribute to the current development of cultural and historical values of cities in the present and future.
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Business Program
Business Program

The business program will include the open session of the Association of Ancient Cities where the participants will introduce the best regional experience concerning the urgent issues of preservation of architecture and authentic environment of an ancient city, ecology, cultural and educational tourism. International conferences will offer lectures and workshops with the leading Russian and foreign experts in architecture, history and archeology.

The Educational Forum will unite specialists from educational institutions of ancient cities of Russia and foreign countries. They will discuss the challenges of introducing the growing generation to the careful attitude towards cultural heritage and historical memory. The Central Auditorium of the School of Ancient Cities will gather the widest range of listeners all those who are interested or work in urban planning, culture and business.

The program of the International Business Days includes the plenary session, presentation meetings, practical courses, workshops and an exhibition of regional companies. The key event is the contact exchange with representatives of foreign companies.

During the International School of Volunteers in Culture the participants will introduce the best experience in volunteering activities aimed at solving the issues of preservation and popularization of cultural heritage in the ancient cities of the world.
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Cultural Program

A grand international festival will unite national musical and dance groups from different cities of the world. The guests of the Forum will become part of engrossing excursion programs, a costumed procession of ancient cities, presentation of folk costumes of the participating cities, workshops from the leading masters of folk art crafts and a gala concert with the finalists of the Contest Festival Voices of Ancient Cities.
folk art
study of local lore

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groups from Russian and world ancient cities
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Become a Participant

Take part in the cultural and business programs together with your family and friends.
of Ancient Cities:

All the lectures are free, but the seat capacity is limited

Street performances and concerts:
Attendance is free
Performances and concerts in the Ryazan theaters and Philharmonic:
The seat capacity is limited.
Order and buy tickets in the box offices or on the websites:
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or sponsor of the Forum

We are open to cooperation.
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