‘Ilham’ Crimean Tatar dance ensemble (choreographer - Alia Memetova, Honored Worker of Culture in Crimea) took part in the all-Russian Festival of Tatar folklore ‘Tugerek Uen’ in the Republic of Mari El.

As a result of the festival, the ensemble was awarded the 1st degree diploma in nomination ‘Best folk dance team’, as well as the diploma for cultural revival.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Culture of Crimea, round-table discussions, showgrounds, creative workshops and film screenings were arranged for the guests. They also were able to go sightseeing Yoshkar-Ola, the capital city of the Republic of Mari El, and get acquainted with the traditions of Tatar Diaspora in the region.

The event hosted folk music, vocal, and instrument groups, collectors, craftsmen, museum experts, amateur singers and lyrical & poetic genres performers.