International ethnic camp "Alanian trace" was held in South Ossetia

Mon, 12/08/2019 - 14:52

The second stream of the ethnic camp "Alanian Trail", which first was held in the southern part of Alanya, has been completed. Its participants are young people, ethnic Ossetians from eight countries: Turkey, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Germany, France, Kazakhstan, Syria and the Netherlands. According to the Committee on Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism, which conducted the ethnic camp in South Ossetia, the program was rich.

On the first day of the ethnic camp, the participants went to the Dzau district, to the town of Kvaysa. The guys visited one of the caves of Kudaro and stopped near the karstic lake of Ertso.

The guests took part in all the mourning events on the occasion of the eleventh anniversary of the start of the military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia. They visited the cemetery at a school 5, as they say in the youth committee, it was an initiative of participants who said they could not leave without paying tribute to those who gave their lives for South Ossetia.

“We worry and grieve about what happened in South Ossetia, we are all one nation and we don’t divide our pain and our losses on our own and others. And we are glad that finally there is peace in Ossetia,” said a sixteen-year-old Kamila Amirova from Tajikistan. Camila’s grandmother is Ossetian - Zoya Magkoyeva from Chikola.

A screening of the documentary film “The nine of them ” was organized for the ethnic camp’s participantson the feat of the group of Amiran Bagaev (Panther), which stood nine against the 9 tanks and infantry of Georgians at the entrance to Tskhinval, disrupting the plan for the rapid capture of Tskhinval and largely determining the course of the war. The film did not leave anyone indifferent.

“It was hard for our people. The tragedy is that young people, instead of having to build their future, their life, had to defend their homeland. I hope that Ossetia will never see war again,” Irena Khutinaeva, a member of the ethnic camp from Azerbaijan, told the youth committee.

The ethnic camp program also included a master class on making Ossetian dolls, visiting museums. Another area of ​​South Ossetia, what the participants visited was Znaur district They visited the settlement of Znauo and one of the villages unique in the historical monuments of the region, Dzagina. The elders Okra Gagiev, Shota Dzagoev and Tariel Totoev told the young people about the history of the palace complex: of watchtowers, an old church and a legendary tree, which, according to experts, is over 800 years old.

The guests of the Republic were impressed by their stay in South Ossetia. “We often come to the northern part of Ossetia, now, we will also come to the south. We were met so cordially that we at home,” said Aslan Goloev from Kazakhstan, who participated in the ethnic camp with his brother.

According to the Committee on Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism, many of the participants speak their native Ossetian language very well, despite the fact that some generations of their ancestors were born in a foreign land.

Ethnic camp “The Alan Trail” was established in2015. Its purpose is to tell the Ossetians living outside their historical homeland about the history, culture and way of life of their people, as well as to draw public attention to the historical and cultural heritage of the Alans.

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