Representatives of the Vologda Region took part in the International Craft Congress that is organized by the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade. It involves leading Russian and foreign associations and organizations of craftspeople, federal and regional authorities, delegations from constituent entities of the Russian Federation, business communities, research and development enterprises, the public and media.

The goal of the Congress is to work out effective solutions for preservation and development of craft traditions in Russia by stimulating and developing folk crafts and creating a positive image of arts and crafts products.

The congress-and-exhibition program involved a number of discussions, roundtable sessions and presentations of leading industry specialists and best artisans from various regions of Russia, the CIS and foreign countries.

The International Craft Congress strengthens the position of artisans and folk crafts in the economy and cultural life of Russia.

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