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Chekalin Festival
1.09.2017 16:03
Chekalin Festival

Song contests, quests, as well as a presentation of the tourist potential will be held within the framework of the "Peredvizheniye" festival, which will be held for the first time in the Tula region, the press service of the regional government reported.

      "Interregional art festival  "Peredvizheniye" will be held on September 2-3 in the smallest Russian city of Chekalin in the Suvorov district of the Tula region.

      "The program includes culinary and gastronomic master classes, bike ride, car rally, the Oka rafting, master class   of artists and photographers, the quest "Mysteries of Likhvin" (the former name of the city), a contest of bard songs, a tournament of poets and much more," the message says. Pre-festival car rally is organized from the largest city of Russia - Moscow - to the smallest city - Chekalin. The way will pass through small historical cities of the Tula and Kaluga regions: Venev, Bogoroditsk, Donskoy, Epifan, Krapivna, Odoev, Belev, Chekalin, Kozelsk, Borovsk, Maloyaroslavets and Obninsk. Within the framework of the business program there will be a round table of the Ministry of Culture of the Tula region and the presentation of the NGO "Development Fund for Small Historical Towns", as well as the presentation of Chekalin's tourism potential. Before that, the festival was held in Yaroslavl region for five years. Chekalin - the smallest city in Russia, located in the west of the Tula region on the banks of the Oka River. The population is less than 1 thousand people. Likhvin is known since 1565. 

      Tula has all of the features of the Russian Golden Ring cities of Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Uglich, and others. It is a middle-sized city, known as a historic, cultural, and scientific center. Tula is one of the oldest Russian-heritage cities. It is famous for its samovars, Russian pots, and Tulsky pryanik, or gingerbread, a traditional Russian cookie, as well as for being a major defense-industry city. Tula Region is the place where Leo Tolstoy, Great Russian author, whose novels are known worldwide, was born and lived. The atmosphere in his Yasnaya Polyana Estate strikes Tolstoy’s admirers.

      The region is situated in the central part of East-European Plain on the Middle-Russian Hills to the south of Moscow. The capital city of the region is Tula, which also serves as the local industrial and cultural centre. Tula Region has a moderate continental climate with average temperatures ranging from -10° for January to 17° for July. Average annual precipitation is around 450-650 mm. Mixed forest covers 40% of the territory. 



Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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