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09:56 | Aug 11 | 2014

Yakut craftsmen to take part in Blacksmiths Festival

 The Yakut craftsmen are planning to go to the All-Russian Blacksmith Festival in the town of Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Oblast.

"We are going to present the traditional Yakut metallurgy. The team consists of five people from Nam, Nyurba, Kangalas and Menge-Kangalas regions. We are planning to show a master class on smithcraft; to erect a Yakut horse-tethering post the Great Raven; and to perform a blessing ritual,” – says Egor Romanov, the head of the Yakut delegation.

The All-Russian Blacksmith Festival is takin place on September 6-7 during the celebration of 260-year anniversary of Zlatoust. It is organized by the Zlatoust Knife-making Plant AiR and the administration of Chelyabinsk Oblast. It is the second time Yakutia is taking part in the Festival.