ALTARGANA - 2008
The International Butyat Mongol Festival
Place of conducting the festival: Irkutsk region, Irkutsk, Angarsk, city of Shelekhov,
the Ust - Ordynski Buryat region, The Olkhonskiy region
Periods of conducting: 26 - 28 June, 2008.
Buryats - one of the most numerous peoples of Siberia, which live
in five subjects of the Russian Federation. Buryats compact live in the territory
of Mongolia and China. Large Buryat diasporas there are in Moscow, Saint
Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yakutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, in the countries of
the former USSR republics and abroadd: in the Ukraine,
Korea, Japan, Canada, France and Australia. The history of Buryat people counts
not one millennium. It is complex, and interesting, and ambiguous. Buryat people,
which proved to be himself that scattered on the regions, to the countries and to
continents, knew how to preserve its originality.
Buryats - indigenous population of Irkutsk region. In 2006 the delegation of
region for the first time participated in the international Buryat national
festival "Altargana - 2006" in the city Ulan-Ude, where the banner of festival was
officially transmitted to Irkutsk region. The resolution of the forum of the
Buryat people of Baikal region by one of the basic directions determined preparation
and conducting of international Buryat national festival "Altargana - 2008". On 12
February, 2007, by the governor of region A.G. By Tishaninym was signed order about
the conducting in 2008 of the international Buryat national festival Of "Altargana-2008"
in Irkutsk region.
In 2008 the region appears as the new region of the Russian Federation, where strengthening
interregional connections and collaboration in the region of economic, spiritual and
physical development will become priority; the attraction of Russian and foreign tourists,
taking into account the propagation of the unique achievements of the traditional culture
of Buryat ethnos as the radical people of the Baikal region.
Thus, in the new stage of territorial, social and economic and spiritual development
Irkutsk region, assuming international Buryat national festival "Altargana - 2008", sets
for itself as a following goals:
1. universal assistance to association of efforts they bore, those compact living in five
subjects of Russia, and also in the Mongolia and China, countries of the union of the
independent states and distant zarubezh'ya, for the implementation of the programs of
collaboration in the sphere of retention and development of culture and spirituality.
2. futures the development of international relations, languages, culture, spirituality
of the peoples of Baikal region within the framework of the implementation of state
programs in the region of culture and national policy of Russia.
3. wide participation of the creative associations of different national it is center in
the cultural program of the international Buryat national festival Of "Altargana-2008",
which will make it possible to represent new region in entire variety and unity.