The Amur Tiger Center’s temporary exposition will be displayed at the Russian Geographical Society Festival at the Central House of Artists from October 31 to November 6. The festival will unite specialists in the field of geography and related sciences, enthusiastic travelers, ecologists and those who seek to learn new things about Russia, to help preserve its natural and cultural heritage.
President of the Russian Geographical Society, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, told journalists about the schedule of the Festival, which will begin on the last day of October, at a press conference at the Society’s Moscow Headquarters.
"The Russian Geographical Society Festival is a new project, I hope it will become a tradition," said Shoigu. "The main goal of the Russian Geographical Society is, of course, education. This is what our Festival is dedicated to. First of all, it was organized for schoolchildren, students, all those who care about what is happening in our country, who are interested in knowing and understanding where we live, understand how Russia differs from other countries ... <...> During this week we will try to show everything that we have done, what we are doing today and what we plan to do tomorrow."
According to the President of the Society, the guests of the Festival will have the opportunity to visit all corners of our country, see the most breathtaking panoramas from the air (a 12-meter cinema will be built), dive to the bottom of Lake Baikal in a bathyscaphe, and participate in an archaeological expedition. In addition, the visitors of this event will learn about the work of all 85 regional branches of the Society.
The guests of the Festival will see the best photos of the wild nature, some of which taken during expeditions; the most interesting documentaries and unique exhibits. In the zone dedicated to rare species of animals, guests will get acquainted with the main activities of the Amur Tiger Center, see the best photos of the "Nature and Animals of Russia" contest, as well as rare photos of the Amur tiger. The youngest will get acquainted with the new character of "Good night, kids!" – Mur, the tiger cub, and also see the social animations "Change your life: yours and the tiger’s" and "The Tiger Hunter" created by young animators from the All-Russian Children's Center "Ocean".
Each day of the Festival will be dedicated to a certain topic. Guests can taste dishes of national cuisines of the peoples of Russia and get acquainted with their crafts, see the real yurts, talk to famous researchers, TV hosts, photographers, writers, take part in various contests, the winners will get prizes and souvenirs. The first 200 little visitors will receive Sergei Georgiev’s book "Amurchik or Adventures of a Tiger Cub". A colorful edition was published by ROSMEN Publishing House and the Amur Tiger Center.
Recall that the Amur Tiger Center was established by the Russian Geographical Society in July 2013 at the initiative of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.