On April 23, the Crystal Arena Ice Palace hosted the official opening ceremony of the 21st Youth Delphic Games of Russia.
The event was attended by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Region Alexander Uss. The head of the region addressed the guests and participants of the Games with a welcoming speech:
— Our region was awarded the right to host creative competitions for the gifted youth of the country for the second time. Sixteen years ago, the Delphic Games were already held in Krasnoyarsk, as it was the first time for Siberia. I think that this year, declared by the President as the Year of the Cultural Heritage of the Peoples of Russia, they will be even more exciting and definitely bigger. The Region has great traditions and huge potential in the field of culture and art. The whole world knows the names of our outstanding countrymen - the artist Vasili Surikov, the singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the choreographer Mikhail Godenko. The experience of supporting young talents gives good results. In the Delphic rating, our region is in the top three. It is a great honor for us to meet the very best of the talented youth of the country. We have done everything to make everyone feel at home.
The Games also received greetings from the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitri Chernyshenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov, Secretary General - Head of the Secretariat of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of States Members of the CIS Dmitry Kobitsky, Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Evgeny Primakov and Chairman of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Grigory Ordzhonikidze.
The opening ceremony was held in the format of a large-scale concert using multimedia technologies. The concert was attended by well-known creative teams and performers of the region, who introduced the audience to the culture and history of the region, as well as the winners of the previous Delphic Games. The culmination of the ceremony was the "lighting" of the symbolic fire of the Games in the LED cube.