The Primordial Russia Nature Festival is taking place in Moscow

The Primordial Russia Nature Festival is taking place in Moscow

The XI All-Russian nature festival "Primordial Russia" has opened in Moscow on Krymsky Val, which will last until April 7. The program includes a large-scale photo exhibition dedicated to the natural resources of the country, as well as lectures, workshops, film screenings, science shows, quizzes and other eco-educational events.

"The center of the festival will be about 450 bright large photographs that show the magnificent nature of the most remote corners of Russia. Going on long and difficult journeys, photographers conduct real photo-geographical research, discovering new unique places that few people have been able to visit and which often no one has been able to capture on camera," says a message on the official website of the festival.

So, for the first time, guests will be able to see the Suntar-Hayata mountains, the Vilyui plateau, the Ulakhan-Chistai ridge, as well as the Koryak coast of the Bering Sea in the festival photos.

In this year's program, one of the main characters will be the seas of Russia. The exhibition presents several sections devoted to little-explored islands and stormy bays, underwater flora and fauna - "Seas of Russia", "The Harsh Beauty of the Barents Sea", "Belukha", "Living Ocean" and "Moneron Island".

"Famous photographer Igor Shpilenok will present his research project "Protected Russia from a bird's eye view" at the festival. In a year and a half, the mobile home of one of the most famous photobloggers in the country has traveled more than sixty thousand kilometers, from the Barents Sea in the northwest to the Pacific Ocean and the Valley of Geysers in the East. He managed to work in sixty national reserves and national parks, visit the shores of six seas," the organizers of the festival said.

Photographers from Thailand will be the foreign guests this year.

On weekends, there will be master classes and educational lectures for children and adults, meetings with travelers, researchers and photographers who will talk about their expeditions and encounters with wild animals.

"Experts from leading environmental public and scientific organizations will introduce the guests of the festival to the latest research in the field of nature protection, conduct virtual tours of specially protected natural areas. Visitors will be able to learn about various ecosystems, see rare animals and unusual plants, as well as understand the importance of nature conservation for future generations," the message says.

As part of the film program, guests will see the best Russian documentaries and animated films about nature.
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