21 Jun 2022 20:28

Artek int'l children's center resumes admission of children from abroad after 2-year break

SIMFEROPOL. June 21 (Interfax) - Children from foreign countries are arriving on vacation to the Artek international children's center in Crimea for the first time in two years, the center's press service said on Tuesday.

"For the first time in two years, the Artek holiday session will be international: we are receiving children from Kazakhstan and Armenia. Now more than ever, it is important for children from different countries to communicate, exchange cultures and traditions. We also welcome 170 schoolchildren from the Donetsk People's Republic," Artek Director Konstantin Fedorenko was quoted as saying in the statement.

In total, 3,288 children will spend their vacation at the session in Artek. It is focused on creativity and art, and kicks off on June 21-22.

Previously, the admission of foreign children was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Artek international children's center is the largest children's camp in the world in terms of the number of children enrolled for studies annually and consists of nine camps. According to the results of Russia's rating of children's camps in 2016, Artek was recognized as the best in Russia.