Participants of the “More than a Journey” program visited Arkhangelsk, where they were able to assess the tourism potential of the Russian North, discuss current problems and propose ideas for the development of tourism in the region. The program “More than a Journey” is implemented by the presidential platform “Russia – a country of opportunities”, the Russian society “Knowledge”, the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
The tour included visiting the main sights and points of tourist attraction of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk, excursions and master classes, as well as a trip to the White Sea to Yagry Island.
The journey began with a walking tour of Arkhangelsk, during which the participants got acquainted with the main historical and cultural sights of the city, and also took part in a master class on painting a traditional Pomeranian roe deer in the workshop of the Arkhangelsk Gingerbread Museum. In Severodvinsk, travelers were treated to an interactive program “Museum Submarine”, where the participants of the program learned about the structure and features of the operation of nuclear submarines and shipbuilding professions. Immerse yourself in the unique nature of the Russian North and enjoy the picturesque landscapes of the White Sea with a trip to the island of Yagry, where travelers could see the fantastic landscapes of sand dunes and walk along the pine forest. At the end of the program, there was an excursion to the Small Karely Museum of Wooden Architecture and Folk Art, where the project participants got acquainted with examples of traditional architecture, which are the national treasure of the Russian North, as well as the culture and life of ancient peoples.
As part of the educational block, travelers received useful public speaking skills during trainings in public speaking and argumentation, took part in debates and brainstorming sessions to discuss topical issues of tourism development in the northern regions of Russia.
“The northern regions of Russia have unique tourist routes, the beauty of untouched nature, and interesting cultural and historical sites. This tour allowed the participants to take a fresh look at traveling in the Russian North, to realize how much natural wealth, unique places and ancient monuments this land holds. As part of the educational program of the tour, the participants were able to discuss the main prospects for the development of tourism in the northern regions of Russia, as well as offer their own ideas and non-trivial proposals for their solution, which will certainly be taken into account when developing new tourist programs and routes”, – < /strong> commented Olga Yukanova, head of the “More than a Journey” program.
“An amazing trip that will not leave anyone indifferent! Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk – our Russian North amazes with natural beauty, history and amazing people who love their land! Interesting excursions, walks along the coast of the White Sea, a visit to the “Museum Submarine” fascinate and impress! And the opportunity to share impressions of what you see with friends and like-minded people only enhance positive emotions! Interesting! Informative! Just great!”, – shared her impressions the finalist of the leadership competition “Leaders of Russia” Lagoiko Lyubov.
Journey to Arkhangelsk liked. Both Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk have their own unique atmosphere. The cultural and entertainment program was at its best, the guides are masters of their craft! They lured us with their interest in the subject of the program and their desire to share their knowledge with others, which kept our attention until the end of the tour and even longer. The location of the hotel was convenient, all important and interesting places were within walking distance. Of course, there are things that need to be changed and improved in the trip program, but this did not overshadow the overall impression. I returned with positive emotions and memories, with new friends. Thanks to More than a Journey for this trip! – Tvoi Hod semi-finalist Svetlana Levina spoke about the trip.