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Svetlana Smetanina How do you rise to fame and become a popular blogger with 300,000 subscribers when you are a bit over 70? Arno Pavel, an Estonian pensioner, has found his recipe for success. At 72, he drove his UAZ from Tallinn to Vladivostok and back. Impressions from such a trip would have been enough for any person for a lifetime. But Arno did not stop there: over the past three years he has visited Petrozavodsk, Arkhangelsk, Syktyvkar, Orenburg, Astrakhan, Elista, Grozny and even the Kola Peninsula. He also wrote a book about his trips to Russia and plans to write another one. Dream does come true It all started with a...

18.10.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Travel

A round-the-world expedition of three Russian sailboats - the frigate Pallada and the barges Kruzenshtern and Sedov is going to start this autumn. All three sailing ships of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency have already been on the round-the-globe trips but an event of such a grand scale takes place for the first time. The voyage is timed to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors (2020 was officially declared the Year of Antarctica in Russia to celebrate this date), as well as to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The expedition route partially repeats the...

09.08.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergey Vinogradov The Golden Ring of the Bosporan Kingdom tourist project, which brings together the most interesting monuments and artifacts of antiquity from ten cities in four regions of Russia, holds its first summer season. Hundreds of Russians and foreigners took part in it and discovered ancient Russia. Travel agencies participating in the project opened the bus and sea tours of the "Bosporan" cities lasting from three days to a week. The reporter of Russkiy Mir, who joined one of the tourist groups (the project is very anticipated by the public), found out that the traces of antiquity were preserved in Russia not...

23.07.2019
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergey Vinogradov  In 2018 ten tourism projects were honored with Russian Federation Government Awards. The project owners received one million rubles each. The list included visitor centers, tourism facilities and complete clusters from various regions of Russia – from Sochi to Tver, from Karelia to Khabarovsk Krai. The Russkiy Mir Portal met the award recipients and noticed one common feature despite the diversity of ideas and approaches: in addition to its commercial aspect, each and every project embodies something new to draw attention to the region and open new opportunities for local residents....

30.01.2019
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Travel

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

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