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World Day Of Russian Ravioli
27.11.2016 00:53
World Day Of Russian Ravioli

Since 2015 the festival "World Day of Russian ravioli" is held annually in the Republic of Udmurtia.

      The festival is a silver medalist of the national Russian Event Awards and Eventiada Awards.

      It takes place in the framework of the development of the brand "Udmurtia - the birthplace of Russian ravioli" and aims to create a positive image of the region, recognition of the republic abroad, promotion of the Udmurt national culture.

      Traditionally, cooking master classes, online contests, culinary fairs of Russian ravioli dishes of national cuisines of Russian peoples, sport competitions, folk festivals, fairs and sale of products of arts and crafts, as well as Russian ravioli dishes and semi-finished products take place during the day of the festival in the central square of the city of Izhevsk. The festival is aimed at a wide audience, residents and visitors of the region, producers of goods and services, and craftsmen.

Udmurtia is the motherland of the world famous Russian composer PI Chaikovsky, author of numerous musical plays, operas and ballets, such as 'Schelkunchik', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Swan Lake', 'Eugene Onegin', etc. that make a significant part of cultural heritage of the country. Over 40 years Izhevsk houses annual PI Chaikovsky International Musical Festival, one of most important cultural events in Russia. Udmurtia is also famous for its numerous archeological sites that unveil treasures of the ancient peoples that inhabited the area thousand years ago. Unique cultural traditions and history of the native population if the region – the Udmurtia culture - may be of great interest because of their ancient folkloric traditions and pagan beliefs that are still alive in the memory of Udmurts. Izhevsk Guns Plant museum is another popular attraction of the region famous for its rich traditions in arms industry. The Udmurts have congnate languages with Finnish and Hungarian people (renowned for Finno-Ugric). The people's name is supposed to be translated as "meadow people". Today the Udmurts make up one third of the population in the Republic (31%). Besides the Udmurts, Russians (58%), Tatars (about 7%) and some other 100 nationalities live in the Republic. 

The Republic of Udmurtia is a legal entity that is an integral part of the Russian Federation located between two branches of one of the oldest and largest rivers in Europe - Kama and its right tributary Vyatka. The city of Izhevsk is an administrative, industrial and cultural center of the region. Geographically, it is located not far from Moscow and important industrial center of the Ural region. The city has a well-developed transport system (a railway junction, an airport operating both international and domestic flights, motor roads, etc.) 40km to the south of Izhevsk there is a river port Sarapul that has an outlet to the Baltic and Black Seas. In the west and north the Udmurt Republic borders with Kirov Region, in the east –with Perm Region, in the south – with Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. The climate of the region is temperate continental with cold winters and rather warm summers. Average temperatures in January range from -15C in the North to -14 C in the South, in July -from 17 C to 19C. 





Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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