25 January, Russia Students Day (better known as Tatyana Day here) celebrates all studying youth. Kosta Khetagurov North Ossetia State University has become the regional center for the celebration of this festive event. The students enjoyed a theatrical program, street festivities, sport activities and cultural entertainment with regional flavor.

The fest-goers were really surprises by the appearance of a carriage with empress Elizaveta (daughter of Peter I). She was the one who signed a decree which institutionalized Moscow University. Students and guests at the festival saw a theatrical recreation of the historical issuing of this decree.

“The future of our republic and our country depends on our ambitious and intelligent young people. The main task is economic growth, therefore you need to study and seize every opportunity. Today a new economy is in the making, the economy of ideas. You need to find your worthy place in this new environment,” the rector of NOSU, Alan Ogoyev noted.

The celebration continued with mass festivities consisting of real folk games, dancing, vocal and instrumental items, competitions on various stages, eating Ossetia’s beloved pies – prepared on the university campus  – and a lot more. The winners of competitions received tokens which they could exchange for souvenir badges of NOSU and Russia Student Day.