Today the Slavs celebrate the Day of Friendship and Unity. There are more than 350 million people with Slavic roots in the world. Traditionally, the town of Vetka in Gomel Region has become the meeting point of the border regions of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. This year the Slavic unity festival is dedicated to the Year of the Native Land and held under the motto «Motherland in My Heart». The Youth Olympics took place during the meeting of the regions. About 180 participants competed in beach volleyball, basketball, mini-football and swimming.