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Katya Saltukova Ten years ago Ivan Khafisov, a photographer, went on business to Engels, a city in the Saratov Region. Walking along the street, he took a photo of a wooden house with bright window shutters. That very moment marked the beginning for the Russia’s first Virtual museum of decorated windows. This article has been submitted to the Russkiy Mir Foundation to enter Co-Creation, the Third International Youth Journalist Contest in Discover Russia category. An opportunity changes everything When asked about number of photos captured...

22.08.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergey Vinogradov Bolshoy Kunalei village in Buryatia was called “the Most Beautiful” in Russia. The Most Beautiful Russian Villages Association gives this award for the third year. The previous two winners have received a big inflow of tourists, articles in the press, and even twinning with other beautiful villages abroad.  The Association organizers believe that this action helps to revive Russian villages. It unites more than 40 rural communities, possessing outstanding historical, cultural and natural heritage to promote conservation, from Archangel region do Buryaria. Many villages lack...

24.07.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergey Vinogradov Dozens of divers from all over the world, from Ireland to Ethiopia, come to Republic of Karelia, Russia, every year to learn ice diving techniques. What attracts them to Russia is not only the unique White Sea (the only sea in Europe that freezes), but also highly skilled professional Russian coaches. Russian divers are world leaders in ice diving, they are second to none in their experience, the number of set records and invented techniques. The reporter of the Russkiy Mir Foundation found out what it is that the guests of the White Sea take home apart from diving skills. ...

23.03.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergei Vinogradov Totma, the region between Vologda and Veliky Ustyug, during the last years rediscovers itself again. Dog sledding is offered in winter, while cloudberry meals festival at the summer time. Every year the official local festive event the Day of Russian America is celebrated with ringing of the bells. The Church of the Holy Entrance into Jerusalem together with Californian Fort Ross rings bells. Totma Diehard There are not so many historical settlements in Russia, only 41. In 2010 an extensive list has been reduced tenfold....

26.02.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Svetlana Smetanina This year the nationwide nature festival “Primeval Russia” will be held for the fifth time. According to tradition, it will begin in Moscow and then pass through other Russian cities. Since it began, more than 2.5 million people have visited the festival. One can most likely explain the incredible popularity of these wilderness photographs by people’s equally strong need for beauty and their desire to see and admire the diversity of natural riches in their country. The “Primeval Russia” festival, which has become so popular and in demand, came together thanks to the enthusiasm of one person:...

24.01.2018
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Svetlana Smetanina This summer Russian and foreign travelers are taking on a new tour route—the Golden Ring of the Tomsk district. Andrei Efremov, a member of the working group for promoting the development of tourism in the Siberian Federal District, promises that this is only the beginning of opening up Siberia to mass tourism. Plans for the near future include the establishment of an even grander tour route: the Golden Ring of Siberia. Photo: Evgeny Kozhevnikov/rgotomsk.com “The working name for our new tourism project is the Golden Ring of Siberia,” says Andrei Efremov....

07.08.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Travel

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