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VDNKh Ecotrail
An unusual walking route located at the height of tree crowns was launched in the VDNKh Landscape Park.
--08-09-2019--
Russian National Parks: Meschyora
The Meshchyora National Park was created in 1992 in the Vladimir region to preserve the nature of the Meshchyorsky lowland. The beautiful pristine nature of the national park is combined with excellent conditions for tourist recreation.
--16-07-2019--
Russian National Parks: Ukok Plateau
The Ukok Natural Park is located in the south-east of Kosh-Agach district in the Altai Republic. It became a specially protected natural area in 2005. The natural park preserves a unique variety of rare plant and animal species, as well as valuable architectural monuments.
--12-07-2019--
Explore Karelia: Ruskeala Express Tours
Non-stop train carriages between Moscow and the city of Sortavala in Karelia will be launched from July 12 to September 9.
--10-07-2019--
Camping in Russia
Most Russian campgrounds are located in the Krasnodar Territory along the Black Sea coast. There are dozens of recreation centers on the coastline from Sochi to Taman.
--29-06-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Vishersky Reserve
The guests of the Vishersky reserve are offered interesting ecological tours, for example, a combined water-hiking trip with visits to four Ural ranges.
--14-06-2019--
Russian Nature Reserves: Kedrovaya Pad
The reserve is located in Khasansky district of Primorsky Territory, near the western coast of the Amursky Bay. In clear weather its highest peaks - Mount Chalban, Podkrestovaya and Uglovaya can be seen from Vladivostok.
--14-06-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Bolshekhehtsirsky Reserve
The Bolshekhtshirsky Reserve was founded in 1963 in order to preserve the surrounding natural resources and diverse wildlife.
--13-06-2019--
Russian National Parks: "Bashkiria"
National Park "Bashkiria" is the perfect place for nature lovers. Tourists are attracted by picturesque forests, fast rivers and many mysterious caves.
--13-06-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Agrakhansky Reserve
The Terek River, going down from the northern slopes of the Caucasus for more than 600 km, flows into the Agrakhan Bay, forming a wide, muddy delta. This place is a kind of oasis among the dry Dagestan plains. It is here, in the southern part of the Agrakhan Bay of the Caspian Sea, where the reserve is located.
--12-06-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Darwin Reserve
Darwin Reserve (Vologda region, Russia) is quite small but surprisingly rich in flora and fauna. It is located on the territory of two regions at once - the Vologda and the Yaroslavl.
--11-06-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Talovskiye Chashi (Talovskiye Bowls)
Some archaeologists and historians claim that namely Talovskiye Chashi (Talovskiye Bowls) became the prototype for the appearance of legends about the Holy Grail. Allegedly, ancient Visigoths preserved the memory of an ancient miracle of nature during their migration from east to west, and later this memory was reflected in the legends of King Arthur.
--07-06-2019--
The Land of the Leopard National Park
The Land of the Leopard is a national park located in the Primorsky Krai of Russia. Its main purpose is to protect the population of the Far Eastern leopard.
--05-06-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: The Ussuriysk State Nature Reserve
The Ussuriysk State Nature Reserve is located in the Shkotovsky and Ussuriysk districts of the Primorsky Territory, and covers an area of ​​over 40 thousand hectares. It has ecological routes and recreation centers for tourists.
--04-06-2019--
Trekking in Russia
Foreign tourists love Russia for its wonderful nature. In Russia, there are trekking opportunities in almost any region - from Kaliningrad to Primorye. Tours can be of different length and level of complexity.
--30-05-2019--
Rafting on the Rivers of Yakutia
Rafting is one of the most popular types of tourism in Yakutia. There is a huge number of various rivers here and a rich choice of routes, from simple, requiring no special training, to routes of the VI category of complexity.
--30-05-2019--
Equestrian Tourism in Russia
There are many horse trails in different regions of Russia. They pass through waterfalls, meadows, steppes, and ancient monuments. Tours are created both for beginners and professionals.
--28-05-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: National Park "Vodlozersky"
As many as 51.2 thousand hectares of the park were allocated for tourists - this is a recreational zone set aside specifically for the organization of ecological tours.
--27-05-2019--
Karelia Holidays for Everyone
Karelia has everything for tourists who love active holidays - fresh and clean air, beautiful landscapes, and a wide variety of entertainment.
--25-05-2019--
Natural Parks and Reserves of Primorsky Krai
There are many national and natural parks, reserves, game reserves and other specially protected areas and natural sites in Primorye.
--29-04-2019--
Lake Baikal: Podlemorie
Podlemorie is a part of the northeast coast of Lake Baikal from the Dagarskaya Guba Bay in the north and to the valley of the Bolshoi Chivyrkui River in the south. This is a vast coastal plain near the lake; it gradually turns into the slopes of the Barguzinsky Range.
--29-04-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Paanajärvi National Park (Republic of Karelia)
The Republic of Karelia is a famous land of wild forests, countless lakes and rivers, a favorite place for fishing and ecotourism. Paanajärvi National Park is located in the very north of Karelia, near the border with Finland, and despite the harsh climate, is accessible to visitors all year round.
--19-04-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Basegi Reserve (Permsky Krai)
The State Nature Reserve Basegi, opened in 1982, stretches along the slopes of the eponymous mountain range of the Perm Territory on an area of ​​37,957 hectares.
--18-04-2019--
Ecotourism in Primorsky Krai
Primorsky Krai is a surprisingly picturesque and simply unique place in the Far East of Russia.
--17-04-2019--
Ecotourism in Altai: Sailyugemsky National Park
Sailyugemsky National Park is located in the Kosh-Agach District of the Altai Republic. It was established in 2010 with the participation of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
--17-04-2019--
Active Holidays in Russia
The number of those who want to change the usual beach and sightseeing holidays to something more extreme is steadily growing, as this is a great way to believe in your abilities and gain invaluable experience. Active tours are always an exciting journey that will be remembered for a lifetime.
--17-04-2019--
State Natural Reserves of Primorsky Krai: "Khankaysky"
The Khankaysky Nature Reserve is located in the south-western part of Primorsky Krai, on the coast and in the waters of Lake Khanka near the Russian-Chinese border. The Khankaysky reserve was created primarily to protect places of mass nesting and wintering of birds. T
--16-04-2019--
State Natural Reserves of Primorsky Krai: "Khankaysky"
The Khankaysky Nature Reserve is located in the south-western part of Primorsky Krai, on the coast and in the waters of Lake Khanka near the Russian-Chinese border. The Khankaysky reserve was created primarily to protect places of mass nesting and wintering of birds.
--16-04-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: State Nature Reserve "Utrish" (Krasnodar Region)
The State Nature Reserve Utrish is located in the northwestern part of the Black Sea coast, in the Western Caucasus, an area dominated by foothill and lowland landscapes. This natural location has a large number of forests.
--15-04-2019--
Travel to Tyva: Hunting and Fishing
The natural world of Tyva is unique and rich in all things that are necessary for sports hunting and fishing. Pure waters and beautiful pristine nature of the region attract the fans of hunting at any time of the year, besides, the Tyva water basin is rich in a variety of species of commercial fish and is a paradise for fishing fans.
--31-03-2019--
Travel to Tyva: Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina Nature Reserve
Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina Nature Reserve (Republic of Tyva, Russia): find about exact location, interesting places, inhabitants, and routes.
--29-03-2019--
Travel to Tyva: National Parks
The city of Kyzyl is located in the Tuva Basin, at the picturesque confluence of two rivers. Despite its small size, the city sheltered a lot of interesting sights.
--27-03-2019--
Travel to Tyva: Kyzyl
The city of Kyzyl is located in the Tuva Basin, at the picturesque confluence of two rivers. Despite its small size, the city sheltered a lot of interesting sights.
--27-03-2019--
Tyva: Travel Tips and Guidelines
The Republic of Tyva is located in the center of Asia, the south of Eastern Siberia, the upper reaches of the Yenisei. This is a unique place in its history, nature and culture.
--27-03-2019--
Ecotourism in Bashkiria: the Village of Kaga
Kaga is one of the most distinctive and colorful villages in Bashkiria, where ecotourism is actively developing.
--26-03-2019--
Travel to Tyva: National Parks
The Republic of Tyva is romanticly called the heart of Asia - it really stretches in the very center of this part of the world, incorporating the indescribable charm of Asian culture, its unique rhythm, sounds, smells and sensations. The land covers almost all the diversity of the world's natural zones.
--24-03-2019--
Travel to Tyva: Thermal Springs
Tyva is rich in natural healing waters, salt and mud lakes, mineral and fresh arzhaans (curative springs). Many arzhaans and lakes have their unique features and are located not only in special climatic conditions, but also in the picturesque places of the region, attracting hundreds of tourists annually.
--24-03-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: Putorana Reserve
The Putorana Plateau... One mysterious name of a mountainous country, where the reserve is located. Exceptionally beautiful landscapes attract not only scientists, but also tourists who are curious and adventurous.
--23-03-2019--
Travel to Tyva: Mountains
While planning to explore Tyva, add mountain routes to your trip: Kezhege and Khairakan.
--23-03-2019--
Krasnoyarsk Territory: Active and Cultural Holidays
There are 7 reserves in the region, where it is possible to raft along rough rivers, walk or try horse trekking in the mountains, watch birds, arrange photo safaris and just enjoy wonderful views.
--12-03-2019--
Krasnoyarsk Territory: Ecotourism
Krasnoyarsk Territory is full of natural monuments. Rafting, ski tours, hiking and other activities are available here.
--11-03-2019--
What to Do in the Krasnoyarsk Territory: Entertainment and Attractions
The Krasnoyarsk Territory occupies 14 percent of Russia. In the north, the land is washed by two seas of the Arctic Ocean - the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea. Tourists come here to admire its nature - the real beauty of the region will be discovered by fans of active leisure, but one vacation will never be enough.
--10-03-2019--
Travelling in the Volga Region: Astrakhan Oblast
Astrakhan Oblast is an amazing and mysterious region attracting tourists with its location which implies a large fish catch. The great Russian Volga River and about 900 of its tributaries flow on the territory of the region, which also has access to the largest closed reservoir of the planet - the Caspian Sea.
--26-02-2019--
Travelling in the Volga Region: Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Today Nizhny Novgorod Oblast is a large industrial, cultural and scientific centre of Russia. Its territory encompasses more than 3,000 monuments of history, architecture and urban planning, as well as many high-quality hotels, resorts and tourist centres.
--26-02-2019--
Travelling in the Volga Region: Kostroma Oblast
Kostroma Oblast is one of the most beautiful regions of our country. It has more than 2.5 thousand monuments of architecture, history and religion, miraculous springs, holy monasteries, unique historical ensembles... All these things attract thousands of tourists every year.
--26-02-2019--
Travelling in the Volga Region: Ivanovo Oblast
Ivanovo Oblast can boast of rich artistic traditions. The ancient villages of Palekh and Kholui are known for their lacquer miniatures and the school of icon painting. Shuya has many churches, monasteries and monuments of landscape gardening sculpture.
--25-02-2019--
Travelling in the Volga Region: Penza Oblast
The land is surprisingly fertile, beautiful, green, as well as rich in all sorts of attractions. Do you want to see Russia at the crossroads of past and present? Then you should definitely visit Penza Oblast.
--24-02-2019--
The Volga Region: Geography and Attractions
The Volga region can offer tourists almost all kinds of recreation, except, perhaps, a jeep safari on the sand dunes. The fans of ecotourism and those who simply want to admire the nature will be happy to see the Volga landscapes praised by poets.
--24-02-2019--
Russian North: Kiy Island
The nature of the island is really breathtaking: pines on the rocks, a huge variety of plants, including berries; boundless sea, rich in fish and a habitat for many species of marine animals and birds.
--31-01-2019--
Russian North: Lake Onega
Lake Onega (Onego) is located in the northwestern part of Russia, on the territory of Karelia, the Leningrad and Vologda regions. This is the second largest freshwater lake in Europe after Ladoga. Tourists come here for ecotourism, annual regatta and other entertainment.
--30-01-2019--
Russian North: Kenozersky National Park
One of the pearls of the Arkhangelsk Territory is Kenozersky National Park that is located 90 km west of Kargopol.
--30-01-2019--
Speleotourism in Russia
Speleotourism (exploration of underground caves) implies visiting natural or man-made caves and labyrinths. It is attractive due to the variety of their relief, creating obstacles for passage (wells, narrow gaps, underground rivers, etc.), as well as extreme and unfavorable physical conditions (high humidity and lack of natural light). This kind of adventure tourism is incredibly popular among young people.
--22-01-2019--
Ecotourism in Russia: The Dzhugdzhursky State Nature Reserve
The Dzhugdzhursky State Nature Reserve is located on the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk and covers an area of 859,956 hectares. There are several eco paths here.
--21-01-2019--
Yakutia: a Trip to Russian Permafrost
Recently, the concept of winter tourism has changed dramatically. Cold is a new brand in the tourist infrastructure of Yakutia. There is authenticity in almost every detail. The Yakutian cold is exotic and you shouldnt be afraid of it. Frost does not change the fun.
--17-01-2019--
Festival "Primordial Russia" in the Central House of Artist
From January 18 to February 17, 2019, one of the largest photo festivals dedicated to the wildlife of Russia will be held in Moscow.
--16-01-2019--
Russian Northern Lights Destinations
Where are the northern lights visible in Russia? Here you will find the most inspiring destinations.
--25-12-2018--
Moscow Parks: Troparyovsky
Troparyovsky Park is one of the most comfortable and beautiful places in the south-west of Moscow.
--14-12-2018--
Moscow Parks: the Garden of the Future or Leonovsky Park
Along with large Moscow gardens and parks, the city also has less well-known places for recreation, attracting visitors with its beauty, tranquility, silence, and ecological pureness. One of such Moscow sights is the Garden of the Future or Leonovsky Park.
--14-12-2018--
A Trip to the Great Arctic Nature Reserve
A trip to the Great Arctic Nature Reserve can interest only a sophisticated tourist, a kind gourmet, or a fan of eco-holidays who got tired of sunny beaches. The Reserve is located beyond the Arctic Circle - on the Taimyr Peninsula and small islands with permafrost which can only be reached by air. However, the impressions acquired even during one trip will definitely be enough for a lifetime.
--22-10-2018--
A Trip to Ruskeala Mountain Park
How many shades of emerald can you think of? This question involuntarily arises as you walk along the edge of the Ruskeala canyon and see the amazingly beautiful lake flickering with various shades and changing colors with each step, enhancing the sense of unreality of things around.
--21-10-2018--
Russky Sever (Russian North) National Park
A distinctive feature of this protected area is that it was possible to gather the most complete collection of plants and trees on a relatively small area in this region of the Russian Plain, accommodate a huge number of mammals, fish and birds, many of which have long been listed as endangered species not only in the Russian Federation, but also around the world.
--20-10-2018--
Baikal Ecological Trails
All pedestrian ecological routes of Baikal are combined into a single system - The Great Baikal Trail. The project provides a large selection of hiking trails throughout the Baikal region. But three main routes are deservedly considered the most comfortable, interesting and picturesque.
--19-10-2018--
Kamchatka Natural Parks: South Kamchatsky
The park is a beautiful corner of Kamchatka with a developed natural ecosystem practically unaffected by human activities. The recognized pearls of the park are the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano, the Khodutkin springs and the caldera of the Ksudach volcano.
--30-09-2018--
Kamchatka Natural Parks: Klyuchevsky
Klyuchevsky Natural Park is the youngest park and one of the most beautiful natural parks in Kamchatka. Its territory is called the land of Fire and Ice.
--30-09-2018--
Kamchatka Natural Parks: Nalychevo
Nalychevo is a very popular tourist area, because of its close location to Elizovo and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The surrounding places have lots of cold and thermal springs.
--30-09-2018--
Kamchatka Natural Parks: Bystrinsky
The Bystrinsky Natural Park is included in the Kamchatka Volcanoes World Heritage site. It is located in the center of the Kamchatka peninsula.
--29-09-2018--
Kamchatka Wildlife Reserves
Kamchatka has two wildlife reserves: Oleniy Dol and South Kamchatsky.
--29-09-2018--
The Kola Peninsula Tourist Area
The map of the peninsula has virtually no blank spaces. Travelers cross the peninsula in all directions, the routes of many groups have passed the areas that were previously considered inaccessible.
--27-09-2018--
The Zauralysky Forest Eco-Trail
The solemn opening of the Zauralysky Forest eco-trail was held at the eponymous specially protected natural complex of local significance. The Zauralysky Forest protected natural complex was established in 2017.
--27-09-2018--
Kamchatka Natural Parks: Blue Lakes
The blue lakes of Kamchatka is a natural park, which is very popular among tourists during all seasons. However, the most unforgettable view opens here when ice-flows begin to melt.
--27-09-2018--
Kamchatka Souvenirs What to Bring from Kamchatka
Kamchatka is full of exotics. Those who have visited this amazing place, fall in love with it at first sight. We will tell you what kind of souvenirs to bring from the peninsula of volcanoes, which will remind of your best impressions and experiences there.
--04-09-2018--
Kamchatka Reserves: Kronotsky Reserve
There are several protected areas in Kamchatka: three reserves, five natural parks and two wildlife reserves. Kronotsky Reserve is one of the largest and most famous Kamchatka Reserves.
--03-09-2018--
Kamchatka Reserves: Koryak Reserve
Koryak Reserve is not engaged in special tourist activities. But, nevertheless, it has several not very long routes.
--02-09-2018--
Kamchatka Reserves: Commander Reserve
In addition to world-known historical sites on the territory of the archipelago, there are many natural objects of interest.
--01-09-2018--
Sochi National Park
Sochi National Park is the second oldest park in the Russian Federation. It is located near the resort city of Sochi. Its area amounts to almost 200 thousand hectares.
--01-09-2018--
Baikal Souvenirs: What to Bring from Baikal
The Baikal nature is so inspiring and amazing that tourists want to bring home some pleasant things that would "prolong" the impressions of the trip. When choosing Baikal souvenirs, pay attention to the following things.
--31-08-2018--
Altai Souvenirs - What to Bring from Altai
The Altai markets are filled with souvenirs, so the choice of gifts from the trip is not so simple here. This article will clarify what kind of souvenirs are really "Altaic".
--31-08-2018--
Lake Baikal Natural Reserves
Lake Baikal has several conservation areas: three reserves, two national parks and several wildlife sanctuaries. This article will cover three Baikal reserves.
--30-08-2018--
Baikal National Parks
Lake Baikal has two national parks: Baikal National Park and Transbaikal National Park.
--30-08-2018--
Baikal Volunteer Programs
Baikal Volunteer Programs give opportunities to work and travel. There are two main volunteer programs arranged annually in order to improve the shoreline of Baikal: "The Great Baikal Trail" and "Baikal Coastal Service".
--30-08-2018--
Hiking Trails and Sightseeing Routes of the Shushensky Bor National Park
A distinctive feature of the park is not only the beauty of its landscapes, but also the richness of archaeological and historical monuments.
--29-08-2018--
Russian National Parks: Shushensky Bor
The Shushensky Bor National Park is located on the territory of the Shushensky Region of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, at the junction of two natural and climatic zones - the forest-steppe and taiga, including the natural-territorial complexes of the Western Sayan and the Minusinsk Basin.
--28-08-2018--
Land of the Leopard National Park Opens its Longest Tourist Route
A tourist route with a length of about 10 km is open to visitors in the central part of the Land of the Leopard National Park in the south-west of Primorsky Krai. The way passes along the slopes of high hills and opens panoramic views of the hills, the Amur Bay and even the famous bridges of Vladivostok.
--10-08-2018--
Primorye: Zov Tigra (Call of the Tiger) National Park
Zov Tigra (Call of the Tiger) National Park started to work in 2008. However, even 20 years before that, Far Eastern scientists had stressed the need for creation of a protected area there.
--17-11-2017--
Lazovsky Nature Reserve Museum
Lazovsky Nature Reserve Nature Museum is open in the village of Lazo. This is only one room with an area of 200 square meters, which presents numerous photographs, dioramas, exhibits of animals, birds, various biogroups of rare animals of the Ussuri taiga.
--09-11-2017--
New Ecological Trail Was Created In Yasnopolyansky District Forestry
An ecological trail Mailnovaya Zaseka (Raspberry Field) was opened on the territory of Yasnopolyansky district forestry.
--19-09-2017--
Reserve "Bastak"
Reserve "Bastak" was created in 1996 on the territory of Razdolnenskiy forest in the Jewish Autonomous Region, north from Birobidzhan and up to the border with Autonomous Region of Khabarovsk region of Khabarovsk Territory.
--22-08-2016--
Bashkiria: Yumaguzinskoye Water Reservoir
When it was fashionable to turn the rivers back and do the man-made sea, Yumaguzinskoye water reservoir project was come up. It was assumed that the water reservoir built near the homonymous hydroelectric station will allow providing water supply to the regions of the Bashkir Trans-Urals, as well as the cities: Sterlitamak, Salavat and Ishimbay.
--06-04-2016--
Opuksky Nature Reserve Routes
Four routes are designed for tourists in the Nature Reserve.
--14-01-2016--
The Altai Biosphere Reserve
The Altai Biosphere Reserve occupies a vast territory in the north-east of the Altai Republic in Turochaksky and Ulagansky districts. Together with the Katun Reserve it forms the so-called Golden Mountains of Altai the natural object included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
--13-10-2015--
Altai Republic:Saylyugemsky National Park
Saylyugemsky National Park has been organized in the Kosh-Agachsky District of the Altai Republic, in the centre of the Altai-Sayan mountainous country, only recently. This is a unique natural region of Russia at the border with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan.
--30-09-2015--
Altai: Tigireksky Reserve
Tigireksky Reserve established in 1999 in the south of the Altai Territory was created for preserving the flora and fauna of the low-mountain and mid-mounatin landscapes of the Altai-Sayan mountain region.
--29-09-2015--
Altai: Plan Your Trip To Tigerek
The reserve relies not on mass tourism, but on environmental specialized one: they wait for ornithologists, speleologists, photographers, etc.
--24-09-2015--
Altai: Argut Cluster
The Saylyugemsky park is adjoined by the cluster of the Silkhemin Nuur National Park from Mongolia; this National Park also protects the places where argali live. The parks have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of cross-border group of argali.
--23-09-2015--
Samarskaya Luka National Park
The borders of the majority of Russian national parks are marked with inconspicuous signs and pass through non-obvious lines, ravines and rivers. The border of the Samarskaya Luka National Park is a heavy line drawn by nature itself, it is visible even from the space.
--15-08-2015--
Ecological And Geological Educational Route In Altai Krai
It was proposed to implement an ecological and geological educational route in Altai Krai. The project involves two stages - both theoretical and practical.
--03-08-2015--
The Urals: Taganay And Zyuratkul National Parks
The ridges are veiled with blue haze, stone rivers kurums - stream down the slopes, cold rapid rivers flow into the valley. The nature is wild here. Flora and fauna are included into the Red Book. Discover national parks of the Urals.
--30-07-2015--
National Park Of Smolensk
The National Park Smolenskoe Poozerye is located in the North-west of Smolensk Oblast, in Demidovsky and Dukhovschinsky districts, on the territory of more than 146 hectares. The most part of the territory is covered by forests, both spruce and broadleaved.
--26-07-2015--
Pskov Oblast: Sebezhsky National Park
Sebezhsky National Park occupies one third of Sebezhsky District of the Pskov Oblast: total 50 hectares. This is a unique natural oasis where one can find 650 rare species of plants and more than 200 species of birds. However, Sebezhsky National Park is famous not only for its nature. There can be found Stone Age settlements and fantastic medieval buildings.
--04-07-2015--
Kabardino-Balkaria: The National Park Prielbrusye
The National Park Prielbrusye (The Elbrus Region) is located deep in the Baksanskaya Valley, at the foot of the highest peak of Europe - the two-headed Elbrus.
--09-06-2015--
National Park Of Khvalynsk And Its Natural Trails
The Khvalynsky National Park has existed since 1994, when the total protected area of 25 thousand hectares of forest embraced the three forest districts in the vicinity of Khvalynsk. This is a very beautiful area and the most elevated place in Saratov Oblast: Khvalynskie mountains, hills and hollows, chalk outcrops on the slopes, forests, a wide variety of plants, animals, birds and, of course, the Volga River.
--01-06-2015--
State Biosphere Reserve - Chernye Zemli
The State Biosphere Reserve with the ominous name Chernye Zemli (Black Lands) is a place where saiga antelope can come in early May to show the newborn calves to the world. The migration routes of saiga pass through the territory of the reserve.
--06-05-2015--
Chernye Zemli Reserve: Local Features
The obscure name Chernye Zemli (Black Lands) has an unusual origin. When the reserve was only projected, the scientists studied satellite photos of the area. Staying on the territory of the reserve is permitted only by prior agreement with the administration of Chernye Zemli.
--06-05-2015--
Plan Your Trip To Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve
In order to get to the protected area, you must receive a pass (voucher). It can be issued directly at the cordon located next to the road leading from the village to the south, to the Bolshoe Bogdo Mountain.
--15-04-2015--
Zhigulevsky Reserve
The Zhigulevsky Reserve completely coincides with the territory of the national park. It can be considered a protected area of Samarskaya Luka. However, these are two different structures managed by different people. The relation of these organizations to tourism is also different. The Zhigulevsky Reserve has recently turned to face the tourists, created and improved two new routes. One of the most landscaped places of the park is the Molodetsky Burial Mound.
--04-03-2015--
The Zyuratkul Lake
The Zyuratkul Lake on the territory of the eponymous national park has been a natural monument of federal importance since 1969. This is the highest mountain lake, not only of the Urals, but of the entire European part of Russia.
--03-02-2015--
The Alps of Taiga
Racheyskie Alps from a distance seem to be a forest of very thick relict pines on the slopes of the picturesque hills. According to the variety of flora, it is almost tundra which appeared on the southern border of the forest-steppe zone in an unexplainable way.
--03-02-2015--
The Call of the Tiger
"The Call of the Tiger" parks area is 82 thousand hectares wide. There is no territory in Russia equal to this one in species diversity of rare predators and ungulates.
--02-12-2014--
Khvalynsky National Park
The Khvalynsky National Park has existed since 1994, when the total ​​protected area of 25 thousand hectares of forest embraced the three forest districts in the vicinity of Khvalynsk. This is the most elevated place in Saratov Oblast: Khvalynskie mountains, hills and hollows, chalk outcrops on the slopes, forests, a wide variety of plants, animals, birds and, of course, the Volga River.
--05-11-2014--
Kurily Urup Island: The Reserve Is Not A Gold Mine
Eleven thousand people voted for the preservation of the unique wildlife of the Kurily Urup Island under the online petition The reserve is not a gold mine. The island of Urup has been the reserve of regional importance since 1958, now it is closed to the public and has no resident population. Main rookeries of the Red Book sea mammals: sea apes, insular seals, sea lions - are situated in close proximity to the gold mine.
--23-01-2014--
Barguzinsky Nature Reserve - the First Russian Nature Reserve
Barguzinsky nature reserve is the first nature reserve that appeared in Russia on the eve of the revolution in 1916. Its special attractiveness lies in natural treasures: mountain lakes, waterfall cascades, thermal springs, magic taiga, fanciful river turns, rocks-loaches, flowering valleys in highlands, rock glaciers, and the rarest species of local fauna.
--25-04-2013--
Pollution-free Tyva Republic waiting for Eco-tourists
Tyva Republic, located in southern Siberia and on the edge of Mongolia is a place with fantastic nature and culture. According to UNESCO experts, this region is one of three most ecologically clean places on the Earth, along with Amazon forests.
--20-12-2011--
Ticks: protect yourself
There are no venomous spiders and almost no dangerous snakes in Russia, but there are ticks whose bites are imperceptable but may cause Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis, enteric hemorragic and recurrent fever. These tiny arachnids wake up when the snow melts and are especially active in May and June, when the people rush into forests for weekend picnics and more long expeditions.
--04-05-2011--
All about Baikal winter holidays
Baikal Lake is a unique place on the Earth with crystal water and breathtaking landscapes. The local public calls it The Sea. Most people think Baikal is a place to go in summer only, when it is not so cold and when it is possible to sail the lake. If the question is sailing and rafting on the rivers, they are right. But if we speak about winter outdoor activities, like jeep, snow mobile and dog sleds safari, skiing and mountain skiing on the rocky shore, with many wild slopes for free riders, ice fishing and ice diving.
--24-01-2011--
Baikal freeride
The world famous lake of Baikal has recently become very popular among freedivers. Of course, Baikal is worth visiting for plenty of reasons, but now the people go there for deep virgin snow and very long slopes. Unusual interest to Baikal as to freeriding destination was detected last years, so the slopes are not yet very crowded.
--03-11-2010--
Tips for active rest on Baikal Lake
Baikal Lake is a place on the Earth which does not need a special introduction. There are a few things you should know to make your voyage safe and comfortable
--15-10-2010--
Mountain Shoria
Mountain Shoria, Mountainous Shoria, or Gornaya Shoria is a mountain-taiga region lying on the south of Western Siberia between the mountain systems of Altai and Sayan. It is called after the Shors, the ingenious ancient people, very original but small one, still living there. The Mountain Shoria is a considerable mining area on the Russian national scale. The Kuznetsk Basin the coal resources of which are being tapped is situated next to here. But the tourists come here all the year not because of the natural resources, but for the wide possibilities for tourism. In winter the Mountain Shoria is a ski resort, in the summer the tour operators offer you different modifications of active rest backpacking to the rafting and cave tours.
--23-03-2010--
Stolby of Krasnoyarsk
The capital of Krasnoyarsk Region, Krasnoyarsk is famous for the unique nature monument of Krasnoyarskiye Stolby (Rock Pillars). These Stolby are numerous giant granite rocks formations up to 100 meters high, many of very extraordinary shapes. Almost each of them has the name.
--17-11-2010--
National park of Kenozerye: land of the lakes and sacred grooves
The National park of Kenozerye is situated on the South-west of Arkhangelsk Region not far from the frontier with the Republic of Karelia. The name of the park is tied with the lake of Kenozero on its territory. This lake is a part of the system of lakes, forming the water route. This natural area of preferential protection is however notable not only for the variety of species on its territory, but also for the monuments of material and spiritual culture, the authentic culture of the Russian North
--17-11-2010--
Ecotourism in Russia
Ecotourism becomes more and more popular in Russia. It s no wonder. The cultural and environmental heritage of the country is so very rich and various, that Russia can be called one of the most promising countries for the development of the ecotourism.
--11-11-2010--
Hiking in Russia: where to go
The most outstanding feature of Russia is its size and distances. The best way to feel the distances is walking. Consequently, walking tourism, or hiking is the most optimal type of tourism for experiencing the specific character of the country. The tour operators could offer you a big variety of walking tours in Russia, depending on the region and season. Forests and mountains, summer and winter trips, one-day and long tours different difficulty level are provided by them. Moreover, it is healthier, than traditional tourism with visiting big cities and their superfits.
--11-11-2010--
Prioksko-Terrasniy Nature Reserve: Bisons, Beavers and Tawny Owls in their Natural State, Unique Flora of Oka.
The national biosphere reserve "Prioksko-Terrasniy" is situated in the south of the Moscow Region in 12 km from the city of Serpukhov and next to Danki settlement. Leaping ahead, the species living in the reserve are interesting every way, but the location of such an ecosystem in the Moscow Region is really unusual.
--15-10-2010--
Optical Miracles of Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal has perfect conditions for mirages formation. The number of days with mirages at Baikal normally varies from 2 to 16; while seeing them is a great luck for tourists, the local fishermen often tell about ancient castles, old ships and trains, and even UFO witnessed above Baikal.
--21-01-2008--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Seliger Lake The Pearl of Russian Nature
A pearl of Russian nature, Seliger Lake, is situated in the centre of the country between Moscow and St. Petersburg, amongst the forest territory of Valdai Hills. Seliger is a big and beautiful system of lakes linked by effluents, with a lot of small islands, and is surrounded by forests, including pine woods rich in mushrooms and berries.
--15-08-2011--
Ecological tourism in Russian national parks
National parks are a comparatively new form of environment protection in Russia. Creation of national parks on the territory of the country started in the early 80`s of the 20th century, and at the moment there are 35 parks of this type. The majority of Russian national parks are located in the European part of the country; the westernmost park the Curonian Spit is in the Kaliningrad Region.
--13-04-2007--
Kaliningrad Region: Curonian Spit - The beaches of North-West Russia
The Kaliningrad region is an ideal place to spend your holidays, especially if you like not only lying in the sun but exploring the surroundings. If you are sick and tired of urban lifestyle and search for peace and solitude, sea and fresh air - go to the Curonian spit!
--31-10-2011--


News:

Russia Entered the Top 20 Best Countries for Ecotourism in 2019
Russia ranked 14th among countries for wildlife travel in 2019, where Finland topped the list.
--04-09-2019--
The Dancing Forest Tourist Route in the Curonian Spit National Park Needs Protection
Some of the most crooked pines have already been surrounded by wooden fences.
--23-08-2019--
A Mobile Application will be Created for Travelers to the Shantar Islands
The personal guide will become an educational assistant to tour operators, travel agents, and most importantly - to all tourists.
--05-07-2019--
Eco-Hotel has Opened in the Ryazan Region
The Ecopark Polyany sports and tourist complex has opened in the area of the village of Varskiye, Ryazan Region.
--14-06-2019--
Cruise Season Opened in Kamchatka
About 20 cruise liners will go to Kamchatka this year.
--21-05-2019--
New Roules for Travelling in Baikal Area
The tourists traveling through the reserves of the Baikal region are now obliged to register their routes with the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
--21-05-2019--
New Tourist Routes will be Launched in the Vicinity of Belokurikha
The flow of tourists to the resort city of Belokurikha (Altai Territory) will grow due to the opening of new tourist routes and trails. Gastronomic tours are also under development.
--20-05-2019--
A Bike Lane along the Baltic Coast in Kaliningrad Oblast will be Constructed
It is planned to implement several projects in the field of bicycle tourism on the territory of the region.
--18-04-2019--
Natural Monuments of the Krasnoyarsk Territory
An extinct volcano and a forest in the suburbs of Krasnoyarsk have been assigned the status of natural monuments.
--18-04-2019--
Photo Exhibition Preserved Wildlife of Russia
In 2017, the scientific world celebrated the centenary of the Russian sanctuary system. The photographs displayed at the exhibition were created specifically for this event.
--26-03-2019--
Stay in a Chum and Ride Deers in Yamal
In March, Yamal will launch tours with an overnight stay in a chum (deer hide tent) and deer rides for the first time.
--19-03-2019--
20 Tourist Routes will be Created along the Erzi Nature Reserve
By 2024, the authorities of Ingushetia are going to develop 18 tourist routes and create a youth ecological centre on the basis of the Erzi State Nature Reserve in the Dzheirakhsky district.
--19-03-2019--
A New Zigalga National Park will Open in Chelyabinsk Oblast
Chelyabinsk Oblast is completing preparations for the creation of a new Zigalga National Park covering an area of 45 thousand hectares.
--19-03-2019--
Find Mountain Tours for Allergic Individuals in Adygea
The authorities of Adygea will consider the possibility of organizing health tours in the mountains for allergic individuals.
--15-03-2019--
The Largest Ski Base of Kamchatka has been Equipped with Special Artificial Snow System
It will significantly extend the ski season, consistently producing frosty artificial snow.
--11-12-2018--
A Cycle Track will be Constructed in the National Park "Curonian Spit"
A project for the construction of a 56-km-long bicycle path starts in the National Park Curonian Spit (Kaliningrad Region).
--31-10-2018--
The Territory of the The Land of Leopard National Park will be Extended
An ecopark is to be created on this territory.
--29-10-2018--
New Leopards were Noticed in the Primorsky Territory
Camera traps have recorded three adult Far Eastern leopards and a kitten in the north of the Primorsky Territory, these animals had not previously been taken into account by scientists.
--09-09-2018--
Several Reserves in Russia will Become Natural Parks
The President of the Russian Federation has signed a law making amendments to the status of some specially protected natural territories.
--23-08-2018--
Stolby Reserve will not Impose Entry Fees
It is not planned to impose an entry fee in the tourist-excursion area of ​​the Krasnoyarsk Stolby reserve after it obtains the status of a national park.
--23-08-2018--
A Tourist Centre will Appear in the Nalychevo Nature Park
A tourist centre of three buildings will be constructed in the central part of the Nalychevo Nature Park (a part of the Volcanoes of Kamchatka Nature Park.
--21-08-2018--
The Ivanovo Lakes Nature Park
The Ivanovo Lakes Nature Park will be created in the Republic of Khakassia to preserve the territory of the four picturesque lakes which are annually visited by more than 25,000 people.
--21-08-2018--
Culinary Festival at the Arkaim Reserve
The festival of traditional cuisine of the peoples of the South Urals will for the first time be held at the Arkaim Reserve (Chelyabinsk Oblast) on August 18.
--13-08-2018--
Stolby Reserve is Closed for Visitors
The management of the Stolby reserve decided to close the protected natural territory for tourists because of the frequent tourists encounters with bears.
--22-07-2018--
Adygea Scientists to Turn Old Circassian Gardens into Ecopark
Scientists of Adygea will restore old Circassian gardens on mountain slopes and will unite them into a single ecological park.
--19-09-2015--
Ecotourism in Tyumen Oblast
35 unique locations in the region that could become the new sites of ecotourism were presented.
--15-07-2015--
Kamchatka Ecotourism Development
Kamchatka has the potential to become one of the centres of ecotourism of world importance.
--30-04-2015--
The Second International Ecotourism Forum "Hedgehog" In Komi
The second international ecotourism forum "Hedgehog" organized by the Tourism Agency of the Republic of Komi with the support of the republican administration and the Federal Tourism Agency was held in Syktyvkar.
--30-09-2014--
Excursion Routes On Snowmobiles In Komi
The National Park Yugyd Va in Komi developed new excursion routes on snowmobiles.
--29-03-2014--
National Park In the Trans-Baikal Territory
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the creation of the national park with the area of more than 660 hectares in the upper reaches of the Chikoi River in the Trans-Baikal Territory.
--12-03-2014--
Only Mountains Can Be Better Than Mountains
"The Black Stork" Ecological Club youth organization from Altai Krai and Photocenter of the Union of Journalists invite everyone to join the "Only mountains can be better than mountains" contest, which takes place within the project of the same title.
--09-12-2013--
Eco-tourist Route In Perm
Eco-tourist trail lies across Paltinskoye swamp, starting at bog area and going towards Gorodishche Mountain. The route includes five informative stops which tell about the swamp ecosystem, altitudinal zonation, flora and fauna of Krasnokamsky district.
--19-11-2013--
Eco-tourism Festival "Celebrated step" In Rostov Oblast
In October 2013 the regional festival of eco-tourism "Celebrated Steppe" took place in Orlovsky district of Rostov Oblast. It was held in the framework of "Wildlife of the Steppe" associations project "Volunteering Vector a healthy environment".
--31-10-2013--
Pugachev`s Oak Was Officially Recognized as a Monument
The solemn ceremony of delivery of the certificate verifying that the oak is a natural monument took place on the territory of Mariy Chodra National Park. The experts have determined the exact age of the oak: it makes up 413 years.
--26-09-2013--
Altai Reserve Opens Eco-tour On Lake Teletskoye
In coming years Altay Nature Reserve management is going to open the first circular eco-tour on Lake Teletskoye. The route will allow holidaymakers to see at a time the most beautiful places of basin, including waterfalls and protected borders.
--31-08-2013--
Eco Tour With a Personal Guide: For Nature And Fitness Fans
New trails for ecotourists are offered by Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi.
--27-06-2013--
Ornithological Park Will Assist The Ecotourism Development
A special landscape plan is being designed for Ornitological Park in Imeretin Valley.
--21-06-2013--
The Tyumen Ostrich Farm Is Happy To See Eco-Tourists
Representatives of fauna that are not typical for Siberia proved that they can live not only in the hot climate of Africa, but also in the regions of the northern widths of Russia, for example, in the Tyumen region.
--31-05-2013--
Arkhangelsk Region Again Invites Visitors to See the Newborn Seals
For the third year running Arkhangelsk invites visitors to what is now the world's only tour of this kind - the opportunity to observe the newborn seals in the wild.
--18-01-2013--
A Hundred of New Tourist Centers to Be Built around Lake Baikal
It is planned to built over 100 tourist canters at the Baikal natural site around Lake Baikal, according to the Ministry of Russian National Resources.
--27-08-2012--
Two Nature Reserves and 6 National Parks to be Created in Russia
Two new federal nature reserves and six national parks will be created in Russia in 2012.
--15-02-2012--
Web-cameras Will Be Installed in Baikal National Park
One can watch rare animals in real time now with the help of modern equipment.
--28-07-2011--
A Bear Attacks a Tourist in Kamchatka Territory
A group of tourists in Kamchatka was attacked by a she-bear; a woman is wounded.
--15-07-2011--





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