THE FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY OF THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES TOOK PLACE IN YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK

The flags of 4 countries were raised in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on the eve of the start of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games. One after another representatives of Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan appeared on the stage; they got pennants of participants. After that, the national anthems sounded and national flags were raised on flagpoles. Recall, the Games Opening Ceremony, as well as the first competitions will be held on Saturday.