Different Countries, Same Gorodki 22.06.2021The traditional Russian game of Gorodki dates back to the 18th century. It was played by Leo Tolstoy and Maksim Gorky. In Soviet times, Gorodki turned into a legitimate sport, and this year marks the 85th anniversary of the first USSR championship. Today, the Gorodki is played not only in Russia and the CIS countries - Russian compatriots have brought the game to the far abroad. It has been found that the Gorodki can unite nations (Karelia and Finland hold joint tournaments) and bring back to the origins: it was abroad that many compatriots took up a bat for the first time.
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"Geography Night" action held in 29 countries
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The "Geography Night" action this year brought together 29 countries around the world, according to the website of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS). It lasted over the past weekend - from 4 to 6 June. During this time, about 300 events took place, of which more than 60 were held abroad.
More than 150 sites were organized in 53 Russian regions. The action also took place in many countries: from Argentina to Tunisia, from Malaysia to Poland.
The program included lectures, exhibitions, quizzes, contests held by the Moscow Planetarium and Rossotrudnichestvo offices in China and Tunisia, Krasnoyarsk Pillars National Park, Sayano-Shushensky and Astrakhan Nature Reserves, as well as other Russian and foreign organizations.
The guests of the action participated in environmental lessons and intellectual games, bike rides and night crossings, looked at the stars, visited the sites of astronomical observatories of ancient people, met the dawn in the most beautiful places of the country.