The Nomad Games will be the main cultural event in the CIS in 2016, Permanent Representative of Kyrgyzstan to the CIS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Belarus Kubanychbek Omuraliev said in an interview with BelTA. “The Third Nomad Games are expected to be held on Issyk-Kul Lake in September. The event is designed to show the history of nomadic peoples, their traditions, customs and culture.
In terms of entertainment and popularity the games do not yield to the recognized disciplines of the Olympic Games. This event gave a powerful impetus to the revitalization of the traditional national sports, revival of spiritual consciousness and historical memory of the nomadic peoples of the world,” the diplomat noted. The international forum of students and undergraduates will also be held on Issyk-Kul Lake in autumn.
According to Kubanychbek Omuraliev, a total of more than 40 events have been scheduled, including meetings of the CIS supreme bodies, first of all, the anniversary meeting of the Council of Heads of State (16 September) in Bishkek, the meetings of the specialized bodies of the CIS. Events will be organized to mark the 25 anniversary of the CIS, including The Week of the CIS, broadcasting of television and radio programs, a school lesson dedicated to the CIS 1 September.
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