This morning we all gathered in the very center of the Dolphin hotel to raise the flag of the 15th International Research School. All the delegations brought their national flags, some had flags of their cities and schools – you could get dazzled by that variety of colors.
As usual there were a few welcoming speeches. They were really encouraging and - no less important – very short. And between the speeches we could watch fantastic traditional dance and music performances.
Finally, we invited people from all the delegations to raise the IRS flag, sang the School anthem together and IRS 2023 officially opened!
But it was not the end, as our friends from Kyrgyzstan had another gift to us – the girls from the Kyrgyz traditional dance group engaged us in an incendiary folk dance! Soon all the IRS crowd was dancing together!