January 27, 2022
Russian ‘Young diplomats’ club traveled to Uzbekistan
The first ICF-supported event for children this year was the trip to Uzbekistan. At the beginning of January, a group of 29 school children, members of the Russian ‘Young diplomats’ club, visited the ancient cities of Central Asia: Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. The trip took place under the leadership of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Russian Diplomats Valery Egoshkin and gathered children from various regions of Russia, as well as Belarus. The group has also been joined by two members of the ‘Young diplomats’ club from Tashkent.
The trip commemorated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Uzbekistan. As part of the trip, and with the support of the Russian House in Tashkent, children visited the Russian Embassy in Uzbekistan and had an opportunity to discuss and see first-hand the work of a modern Russian diplomat. Current Embassy officials shared their work experience and answered children’s eager questions.
Another important event that took place during the trip was the opening of the Young Diplomats Club at Tashkent’s secondary school No.145. Pupils and teaching staff warmly welcomed guests from Russia and Belarus. A joint concert was held at the school, which marked a good start of cooperation between Russian, Belarusian and Uzbek young diplomats.
During the trip, students learned about the history and culture of the Great Silk Road, visited caravanserais and active madrassas, which today hold special value as world cultural heritage sites. The excursion programme was very rich, but this only helped the young diplomats to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Uzbekistan.