THE 1950s

In the 1950s, more and more foreign delegations arrived to Artek from Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, the Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, France, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Korea, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Vietnam.

The camp received a number of prominent guests: famous politicians, artists and athletes from across the world, including Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru with his daughter Indira Gandhi, who was to become India’s prime minister as well, Ho Chi Minh, the first president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and more.

Peace and Friendship relays, friendship festivals and the Friendship International Sports Games become popular events.

In 1958, Artek was officially proclaimed an international youth camp.