Rosatom: Egyptian Children Are Wrapping up Their Winter Holiday in Russia

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Published February 22nd, 2018 - 05:59 GMT
The children spent their days developing new skills in art and sports.
The children spent their days developing new skills in art and sports.

children from several Middle Eastern and African countries including Egypt and Turkey safely arrived home after spending 10 days deep in Central Russia woods, in the Penza region, located roughly 600 km south-east of Moscow. The children were attending "International Smart Holidays" – a “Rosatom School” project supported by State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.

The children spent their days developing new skills in art and sports, learning about Russian culture and celebrating traditional Russian Maslenitsa[1] week. From the first day upon arrival, on February 9th, the children were immersed in multilingual educational and entertainment events, staging their own immersive theater performance, curating personal exhibitions, creating educational quests, learning modern and Russian folk dances and making new friends among other participants from Bangladesh, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam.

The Egyptian participants shared their experiences of the trip. Yusuf  ElNady said, ‘I absolutely loved it. I’d never seen so much snow in my life, and the atmosphere and the people were great and we had great fun. I hope to come back here one day.’ Habiba Nagy added, ‘Everything was wonderful – the place, the people, the fun activities. It was amazing to be part of Russian holiday traditions and to get to know kids from so many other countries. That was really something I’ll never forget.’

Director of Rosatom Middle East and North Africa Alexander Voronkov said, "In the light of our partnership with Egypt, we place a high value on furthering cultural ties between our two countries, and we are happy to see Egyptian children benefit from the opportunity to get to know Russia and its culture.”

Background Information

ROSATOM

The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one of the global technological leaders. The company has assets and competencies to work at all stages of the nuclear production chain from uranium mining to decommissioning of nuclear facilities and spent nuclear fuel management.ROSATOM brings together about 400 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet. It is the largest electricity generating company in Russia, accounting for 18.7% of the country’s total generation of electricity. ROSATOM is the third in the world in nuclear power generation.The corporation is the global leader in simultaneous implementation of NPP power units and has the largest portfolio of foreign construction projects (36 NPP units in 12 countries). ROSATOM manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research and material studies. It also assembles supercomputers and designs software as well as different nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. The company has business ventures covering various clean energy projects, including wind energy. ROSATOM has second largest uranium reserves and 17% of the global nuclear fuel market.

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