Together with RUDN, the organizers are the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, the Association of Foreign Students of Russia, the Youth Assembly of the Peoples of Russia, and the Federal Agency for Nationalities Affairs.
One of the events of the festival was a cultural and educational conference “Ways to strengthen interethnic relations of the countries of the world in the 21st century”. More than 280 students, experts from all-Russian organizations and federal agencies took part in its work. Students presented their work on interethnic relations in their countries, possible problems and ways to solve them. They shared their vision of interethnic peace and mutual understanding between representatives of different nationalities.
The experts of the cultural and educational conference "Torch of Friendship" are:
• President of the Association of Foreign Students of Russia Adu Yao Nikaz
• Lead Consultant, Federal Agency for Nationalities Affairs Aykaz Mikayelyan
• Leading Specialist in the Management of Youth Projects and Programs of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Alexey Belenky
• Chairperson of the All-Russian Public Movement “Youth Assembly of the
According to the results of the conference, experts identified 3 winners: 1st place - Ilya Zakharov (Russia), 2nd place - Elena-Anastasia Neuhausen (Germany), 3rd place - Joshua Orabiyi (Nigeria).
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2 March, RUDN chose the King of Africa or Mister RUDN Association of African students – Zim Sankvella (SAR), first-year student of the Agrarian and Technological Institute who won over students from Cameroon, Chad, Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and SAR. Vice-Mister was Binga Medesh (Angola), third place was taken by Naftalu Kuume (Namibia).