ⓘ World Festival of Youth and Students. The World Festival of Youth and Students is an international event organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth a ..

                                     

ⓘ World Festival of Youth and Students

The World Festival of Youth and Students is an international event organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the International Union of Students after 1947. Initially pluralist, the event became an outlet for Soviet propaganda for foreign audiences during the Cold War.

                                     

1. History

The festival has been held regularly since 1947 as an event of global youth solidarity for democracy and against war and imperialism. The largest festival was the 6th, held in 1957 in Moscow, when 34.000 young people from 131 countries attended the event. This festival also marked the international debut of the song "Moscow Nights", which subsequently went on to become perhaps the most widely recognized Russian song in the world. Until the 19th festival in Sochi, Russia in 2017 with 185 countries participating, the largest festival by number of countries with participants was the 13th, held in 1989 in Pyongyang when 177 countries attended the event.

The most recent festival took place in Sochi, Russia, from 13 to 22 October 2017.

                                     
  • Second World Festival of Youth and Students WFYS was held in 1949, in Budapest, a city still recuperating from World War II. The 2nd WFYS was one of three
  • Third World Festival of Youth and Students WFYS was held in 1951, in East Berlin, East Germany, and organised by World Federation of Democratic Youth The
  • First World Festival of Youth and Students WFYS was held in 1947, in Prague, the capital of the then Czechoslovakia. The World Federation of Democratic
  • The 6th World Festival of Youth and Students Russian: Всемирный фестиваль молодёжи и студентов was opened on 28 July 1957, in Moscow, Soviet Union. The
  • Fourth World Festival of Youth and Students WFYS was held in 1953, in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The World Federation of Democratic Youth organized
  • World Festival of Youth and Students WFYS was held in 1955, in Warsaw, the capital of the then People s Republic of Poland. The World Federation of
  • The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students WFYS was opened on October 14, 2017 in Sochi, Russia. The festival attracted 20, 000 people from 180 countries
  • The 15th World Festival of Youth and Students WFYS was organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth WFDY in Algiers, Algeria, from 8 to 16
  • The 12th World Festival of Youth and Students was a festival held in Moscow from July 27 to August 3, 1985. The festival was attended by 26, 000 people