CIOFF World Congress flag was handed over to Bashkortostan Republic
Today, at the final meeting of the General Assembly of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF), held in Indonesia as part of the 47th World Congress of CIOFF, the president of the organization Philippe Beaussant handed over the flag of the congress to Bashkortostan Republic delegation. Thus, CIOFF World Congress flag was handed over to Russia from Indonesia. In September 2018 CIOFF members and representatives from around the world will come to Bashkortostan Republic. The Minister of Bashkortostan Republic Ruslan Mirsayapov made a presentation of the region as a new congress capital of Russia and introduced the concept of CIOFF World Congress holding in Ufa. The participants of the congress confirmed their desire to visit the Republic of Bashkortostan in 2018.