Moscow celebrated International Day for Tolerance established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation by launching into an action called "November 16: Let Others Be Different," which was organised by the Moscow UNESCO office, the Russian education ministry, the Open Society Institute and other organisations and departments. The first to celebrate International Day for Tolerance were young Muscovites, who had a chance to attend "tolerance parties" and ethnic concerts organised in various nightclubs of the Russian capital. "That's the best way to stop speaking about tolerance in an academic manner and attract youth to the subject," explained the organiser of "tolerance parties" Vyacheslav Bakhmin of the Open Society Institute. The adult part of the population took the holiday more seriously, dedicating it to a study of results of the effort to introduce the idea of tolerance to Russian society and to work on new methods of forming tolerant consciousness throughout the country.
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