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Interregional festival of Russian folklore "Springs of Altai"

Interregional festival of Russian folklore "Springs of Altai" is the second most important event after the Altaic national games Al Oyin in the Republic of Altai, which is held once in two years.

In 2006, the Government of the Altai Republic decided that Al Oyin will always be held in the village of Elo of Ongudai district, and the holiday of Russian culture "Springs of Altai" in the village of Ust-Koks. Alternating with each other, they will be held every two years.

The main goals of the festival are the preservation, development and propaganda of Russian traditional arts; revival of folk traditions and rituals, ethnic features and spiritual culture of peoples living on the territory of the Altai Republic; identification of original bearers of Russian folklore, popularization of their activity; familiarizing the younger generation with traditional Russian culture; strengthening of creative ties between the creative collectives of the Altai Republic and other regions of Russia.