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From October 15 to 17, 2021, the 3rd International Festival of Handicrafts and Handicrafts “By the Hands of a Woman” with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Tourism, which was presented at the business platform “Woman of the Third Millennium”, was successfully held in Pavilion 55 of the VVC.

The partner of the Festival was the Eurasian Women’s Forum.

The Festival was organized by the “International Union of Women” for the support of women entrepreneurs of small and Medium-sized businesses – a member of the CCI of the Russian Federation, a member of the CCI of Moscow, an official collaborator of the Association of Organizations among the Black Sea Businesswomen (AFAEMME), which unites businesswomen of 24 Mediterranean countries.  (

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Radio partner “Radio Dacha” ( )

The guests of the event were able to see the masters’ products, get acquainted with the quality of the products offered, purchase the products they liked, as well as get the necessary information and advice. An international professional jury worked at the festival.

The festival is a platform for the unification and interaction of the spheres of business, culture and tourism, by means of NHP and crafts.

The festival featured more than 12 regions of the Russian Federation and foreign countries (Hungary, Armenia, Iraq, South Korea, Abkhazia, etc.) – artists, masters of decorative and applied arts, folk art, designers, representatives of other creative directions.

Hungary has widely presented the Bach-Kiskun region, products made by women’s hands, tourist potential and other attractions.


On 15.10 at 12.00, the Grand opening of the 3rd International Festival of Handicrafts and Handicrafts “By the hands of a woman” took place.

The Festival Was Opened By The President Of The “International Women’s Union” Amirova Alfiya

Honorary guests took part in the opening ceremony and made a welcoming speech:

Mr. Milorad Ščepanović – Ambassador Montenegro
The President of the International Women’s Club (IWC Moscow) is Mrs. Toby Shavabka, the wife of the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Russia
The wife of the Tunisian Ambassador is Mrs. Nadia Ben Salem
Consul of the Embassy Uruguay – Mr. Gustavo Piegas
Third Secretary of the Armenian Embassy Hripsime Markosyan
Advisor on Foreign Economic Affairs of the Embassy of Hungary in Russia – Timea Endrejter
Advisor to the Political Department of the Embassy of South Africa (Ms Cecile Heppes, Counselor Political) – Ms. Cecile Heppes
Responsible for Trade and Economic Issues, Mrs. Elena Desyatova of the Embassy Uruguay
Her Excellency Mrs. Elsa Maria Barber dos Santos – Secretary of State for Family Affairs and Women’s Advancement. The Republic of Angola.
Head of the Cultural Center at the Armenian Embassy Vladimir Gabbe
Head of the Representative Office of the Arkhangelsk Region under the Government of the Russian Federation – Nazilya Aslanovna Naumova
Head of the Department for Interaction with State Authorities of the Russian Federation from the Representative Office of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region – Zhiltsova Olga Nikolaevna
General Director, Editor-in-Chief of the Media Holding <url>. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Business Platform “Woman of the Third Millennium” – Inna Novikova
Lyudmila Fyodorovna Vostrikova, the wife of the Envoy Adviser, a representative of the Community of Wives of Russian Diplomats.
President of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Russia – I.V. Potyagova.
Vice-President of the Regional Public Organization “International Union of Women”. President of Atlas of Health Group – Anna Vasilets and others. Honored guests.
President of the International Women’s Union Amirova Alfiya read out the Welcome Letters from:

Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy – Svyatenko I.Yu.
Vice President of the Union “Moscow Chamber of Commerce” Vardanyan S.O.
Rector of the State Institute of the Russian Language named after A.S. Pushkin – Rusetskaya M.N.
On October 16, at 12.00, the grand opening of the photo exhibition of the International photo Contest “Mother and children in national costumes” and the award ceremony of the Winners took place.

The contest is designed to demonstrate the national flavor of the peoples of Russia by expressing the diversity of their nation’s culture through national costume, with the help of talented works of photo artists.

The implementation of the events of the International photo Contest “Mother and children in national costumes” is aimed at helping to preserve the national identity of the peoples of Russia in the conditions of the increasing pace of globalization of society.

At the opening of the photo exhibition, ethno-screenings and performances of musical groups took place.

Guests of the Festival were able to admire national ornaments, handmade dolls, jewelry, products of Altai masters, get acquainted with the identity of Hungary, products of masters of Yakutia and other regions and countries.

On October 17, 2021 at 12.00 the closing ceremony of the exhibition took place.

Following the results of the work of the Business platform “Woman of the Third Millennium”, President of the NGO “International Women’s Union” Amirova Alfiya and CEO of Global Menedzsment Kft (Hungary) Ilona Cech signed a cooperation agreement.

An agreement on cooperation between the International Women’s Union and the Cultural Center of the Armenian Embassy was also signed.

The partner of the Women’s Hands Festival is the International Fashion and Design Association (Italy) represented by Irina Karimova (Head of the Fashion portal ,) presented the festival’s design participants with a Certificate for participation in the Fashion Show of the Fashion Promenade project in Milan (Italy) and a certificate for 5-day training in Milan on a free basis.

With words of congratulations were made:

Representative of the Iraqi Embassy in Russia – Randa Sahib Javad
Art Director of the Cultural Center of the Armenian Embassy – Zaruhi Eyramdjyants
Member of the International Jury of the Women’s Hands Festival, founder of the YALIDIYA brand – Lidiya Tskhovrebova
Culturologist, artist. Full member of the Academy of Folk Art of Russia. Member of the Creative Union of Professional Artists (TSPH)- Nadezhda Lebedeva and other honored guests.
The participants of the Festival were awarded with diplomas of the Winner. The partners of the Festival were awarded with commendations.

During the Festival, volunteers of the Charity Fund “Bottlenose Dolphins” worked.

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The International Festival of Handicrafts and Handicrafts “By the Hands of a Woman” has established itself as the only modern international gender exhibition in Russia, which unites masters of folk art, artisans, designers, artists, representatives of other creative directions from 85 regions of the Russian Federation, CIS countries and foreign countries.

One of the main goals of the Festival is to popularize the cultural heritage of Russia by means of folk arts and crafts both on the territory of our country and on foreign sites.

The International Festival “By the Hands of a Woman” previously gathered masters from more than 72 regions of the Russian Federation, CIS countries and foreign countries on its site, is the winner of the Presidential Grants competition (2018) and was presented on the foreign arena (France, Italy).

Senators of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Ambassadors of foreign countries to Russia, trade attaches and other Guests of Honor took part as Guests of Honor.

The festival has been covered for 7 years in 85 regions of the Russian Federation (1127 cities) and foreign countries (France, Italy, CIS countries, Mediterranean countries).

The event was held in compliance with the necessary measures to ensure the safety of participants and visitors of the exhibition and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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