PetrSU students play kyukkya!

Students tested their strength in the Karelian folk game kyukkya.
At the Student Sports Festival, the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology of PetrSU was responsible for the national component. More than 200 students took part in the festival.

Along with basketball, football, beach volleyball, relay race, checkers, chess and kettlebell lifting, students tested their strength in the Karelian folk game kyukkya. The master class for students was conducted by the senior lecturer of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology, Chairman of the Federation of Gorod Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Evgeny Valentinovich Karakin.

The Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology regularly conducts theoretical classes and practical master classes on playing kyukka for pupils, students and schoolchildren.

Kükkä is a game of small towns with wooden bats on a flat horizontal ground area, which consists in knocking out ten pairs of cylindrical towns from a certain distance in pair and individual competitions or twenty pairs of towns in team competitions. In Karelia, since 2013, a large number of tournaments and competitions in kyukkya (of regional, interdistrict and republican significance) have been held annually.


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