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World Festival Promo 02:00
The main event for youth and students from all over the world! On October 14-22, 2017 in Sochi, Russia will be held the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students.
Festival History: Moscow 1985 26:38
Soviet documentary 'Hello' on the opening ceremony for the 12th World Festival for Youth and Students in Moscow 1985.
Countdown Begins 03:50
Launch of the countdown clock to the XIXth World Festival in Sochi
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  • Recollections of Sofia
    1968 Opening Ceremony
    Opening Ceremony to the 9th World Festival

    London Recruit Ken Keable recalls fondly his time at the 1968 Festival in Bulgaria which saw 20,000 participants from 142 countries gather in the capital 'For Solidarity, Peace & Friendship’.



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  • About the World Festival of Youth & Students
    Opening Ceremony

    The World Federation of Democratic Youth has organised 18 World Festivals on every continent since the first one in 1947. Held every 4 years, the festivals bring together young people from all over the world to unite and rally their power in the common struggle for progress, peace and social justice – and against imperialism, war and exploitation



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