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"All cultures day"-2020 for the first time online

The annual “All cultures day” celebration took part on December 15 for the first time online! The 7th annual "All Cultures Day" was organized by the Center for Sociocultural Research and the Master's program "Applied social psychology". This time we have chosen an intriguing theme -  “Around the world in 100 minutes”. Students of our Master’s program "Applied social psychology" welcomed our guests in their countries and introduced local cultures. Even though we couldn’t meet in person this year, our students from all over the world managed to create a warm atmosphere and provide a unique experience for the participants. 

Our online adventure “Around the world in 100 minutes” started in Azerbaijan, where participants learned and enjoyed traditional music and dances. 

The next destination was Turkey, where we prepared traditional coffee and even learned to read a fortune in the coffee cup. Luckily everyone is expecting just all the best in the upcoming new year!

Moving on to Lebanon guests received a great portion of energy on the traditional oriental dance class with one of the most cheerful instructors. 

Each group of travelers was accompanied by a travel guide who provided the most comfortable flight from Lebanon to Tatarstanjust in 60 seconds and without leaving one's home. 

There we witnessed an actual theatre performance with characters played by participants themselves. The tragic and moving lovestory of Alpamsha and Sandugach couldn’t leave anyone indifferent! 

This journey continued in Tajikistan, where Tajik TV broadcasted a local version of “ What, Where, When?” and all the participants became players and showed their deep knowledge of Tajik culture and learned some more.

Dinner time was coming, so we headed to Spain and Switzerland. There we learned to cook traditional meals and also got acquainted with the Christmas traditions of these countries.

For a relaxation time after the dinner travelers visited beautiful and sunny India. Participants learned how to draw mandalas, while their special instructor introduced the meaning of this meditation procedure and the western psychology view on it. 

Finally, everyone managed to come back or travel for the first time to Russia. Sitting in front of the real samovar and enjoying her tea our instructor taught the participants how to make matryoshka just with a piece of paper and scissors. Guests together with their kids created beautiful matryoshkas to decorate their Christmas trees and start preparing for the New Year celebration!