Attending Tavrida youth forum 2016-08-19 20:30:00 Crimea President Vladimir Putin attended the Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum during his working visit to the Republic of Crimea. The Tavrida National Youth Educational Forum has been held each year since 2014, and lasts from July 1 to August 24 this year, with about three thousand people from Russia and a number of foreign countries attending. The forum is aimed at establishing professional communities among young culture personalities. * * * President of Russia Vladimir Putin: No remarks were planned but I simply cannot leave without saying some kind words to you. As you know, youth centres are off to a good start all over the country. I am referring to the well-known Terra Scientia and Baltic Artek, to name a few platforms. What I saw today stands out among the multitude of such events and venues because this forum gathers people from the creative professions. Naturally, the place is conducive to creative work and collaboration. I am confident – I just spoke with some budding poets and artists – that when representatives of different crafts interact, it gives added inspiration to each of them. This is a great thing. I would like to thank not only the organisers, who of course deserve thanks, but also your distinguished, seasoned colleagues who come here, work with you, choose the best of the best and help them at the outset of their creative careers. It is important to note that there is almost always a positive impact in the end. I believe that complicated, challenging situations – and there are plenty of them in life, in fact life consists of them – should have a positive outcome. I sincerely hope that this sacred place for Russian culture – Tavrida, Crimea – becomes a good cradle for new generations of our writers, poets and filmmakers. It is very important, especially now during the Year of Russian Cinema, that people who want to devote their lives to filmmaking have gathered here. I am confident that with your help, owing to you, we will have many more masterpieces like “War and Peace” and “Mirror.” I wish you success in your creative endeavours and all the best!