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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

Anna Genova Russians increasingly prefer to spend their vacations domestically—and not for nothing. After all, you can’t find such a diversity of natural beauty in any other country of our continent. In this selection, we will tell you about some unique corners of Russia that excite the imagination with their grandiose vistas and where rare species of plants and animals are preserved. The “Chyornye Zemli” State Nature Biosphere Reserve “Chyornye Zemli” is the only human-made wilderness region in Europe studied by researchers from all over the world. All the diversity of the...

13.07.2017
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Travel

Sergei Vinogradov From an early age the famous explorer Matvey Shparo has followed in the steps (or more accurately, the ski trails) of his legendary father Dmitry Shparo, whose records expanded the boundaries of human ability. Matvey has completed dozens of unique arctic expeditions on skis, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records, and earned national awards. In an interview with Russkiy Mir the explorer told us that the Arctic is for him a love and a challenge. – Many encyclopedias call you a polar explorer. Is this a fair definition, considering the fact that you’ve made...

14.06.2017
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Travel

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