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The Best Destinations for Ethnographic Tourism in Russia
January 18, 2021 15:08

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The most popular Russian regions for ethno-tourism are Karelia, Vologda Oblast, Buryatia, Irkutsk Oblast and Khakassia. Ethnic tourism in Russia involves ethnographic tours to get acquainted with the culture, folklore, and crafts of the peoples of Russia. The ethno-tourism market in Russia is estimated at half a million people annually. The most popular are ethnic tours with an average duration of 7 days and a cost of 50 thousand rubles and weekend tours costing from 1 to 3 thousand rubles.

Tours to the village of Kinerma, recognized as the most beautiful in Russia, Kizhi, Valaam, and also through the Karelian cities of Kem and Belomorsk to the Solovetsky Islands or to the Solovetsky monastery located in the Arkhangelsk region, are popular in Karelia. In Buryatia, tourists go to the Sayan Mountains and to the "Steppe Nomad" ethnic complex in the Atsagat Valley. The Irkutsk Region invites you to Baikal (Listvyanka, Olkhon) and ethnocultural festival "Yordyn Games." In Khakassia, ethno tours are organized to the Oglakhty complex, the Sunduki natural complex, the Big Salbyk mound, the Safronov mound complex and to the Kunya mountain.

In Altai, there are ethno tours along the route "Golden Ring of Altai" (Lake Teletskoye, Katun, Aktru gorge, Chulymash river canyon, Chuysky tract, Kalbak-Tash tract, Scythian burial mounds of Pazyryk). In Komi, there are excursions to the Finno-Ugric ethnopark (Yb village, Syktyvdinsky district). In Udmurtia - ethno tours to the village of Karamas-Pelga, the village of Zuevy Klyuchi and the village of Karasevo on the section of the Siberian highway. In Yakutia - tours to the ethnic complex "Ytyk Khaya". In the Pskov region - ethno tours to Izborsk and Pechory. In the Khabarovsk Territory - tours dedicated to the history and life of the peoples of the Amur region, the Nanai village of Sikachi-Alyan, the village of Dzhari, the village of Achyan, Upper Nergen, Upper Econ, the Yadasen island.

Tours to the Koryak camp "Chak-Chiv", the Itelmen village “Pimchakh”, the ethno-complex “Kainyran” and the ethnic village “Tanynaut” are popular in Kamchatka. There are such popular ethno places in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Ugra as the Urai ethnic settlement; ancestral community of Kein, Oktyabrsky District; the Samutnel community, Beloyarsk district; the ethnic settlement "Karamkinskoye", the village of Agan, Nizhnevartovsk district, as well as the ethnographic site "Northern Mosaic" in Surgut. 15 regions of Russia popular for ethno-tourism: 1. Karelia 2. Vologda region 3. Buryatia 4. Irkutsk region 5. Khakassia 6. Altai Territory 7. Republic of Altai 8. Komi 9. Udmurtia 10. Yakutia 11. Pskov region 12. Khabarovsk Territory 13. Kalmykia 14. Kamchatka 15. Ugra




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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