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Russian Folk Music Festival "Baikal string " starts today , March 20 , in the Angara . The first day of the festival will be held in the style of " Modern folk». The Minister of Culture and Archives Irkutsk region Vitaly Baryshnikov .

This year, in the Angara present their skills not only famous virtuosos from Russia, but also guests from abroad. On the concert platform Irkutsk Oblast Philharmonic will be performances in three different directions in folk music.

In the ranking of the famous Russian ski resorts in 2014 Sheregesh won first place. Second and third places by popularity took resorts Karachay-Cherkessia. Online ranking of Russian ski resorts made portal SKI.RU.

Siberia bears countless secrets, mysteries , religious and geographical locations of artifacts , which together form a unique and special energy here . All surely know that the defining characteristic of religious beliefs was the idea Khakases integrity of the universe. There were no oppositions " man - nature ", they were considered as a single, indivisible whole . The whole world was perceived as a living , populated visible and invisible beings , endowed with their own minds .

 

 

There’s almost no opportunity for usual man to meet a real shaman. Soviet authorities back in the 1920s had begun activity to combat "Siberian superstitions". Nearly all ancestral shamans of Khakassia and Tuva were exterminated and their children were ditched in labor camps. As the years passed. In the new capitalist Russia shamanism became a profitable tourist trade. Out of nowhere a lot of the ancient Siberian religion followers appeared. Actually, for prosperity in this business it’s enough to have an initial capital: a relevant national, a costume decorated with feathers, hides and copper rings, the ability to beat the drum, while spectacular dancing and howling in every way. However this “shamanism” is no more than a dramatic performance for the inexperienced traveler.

From April 11 to 13 at the ski resort Sheregesh will host one of the most spectacular events of Siberian Grelka sun & ride music fest in 2014 .

The festival is held for the second year and collects in one place for more than 10 000lyudey united love for downhill skiing and snowboarding , adoring white snow , bright sun and music.

Friday, 14 March 2014 07:26

History of Russian Bath

Apostle Andrew wrote in 1113:

"Wondrous to relate, I saw the land of the Slavs, and while I was among them, I noticed their wooden bath-houses. They warm themselves to extreme heat, then undress, and after anointing themselves with tallow, take young reeds and lash their bodies. They actually lash themselves so violently that they barely escape alive. They then drench themselves with cold water, and thus are revived. They think nothing of doing this every day and actually inflict such voluntary torture upon themselves. They make of the act not a mere washing but a veritable torment."

In a trip to Ukok ( Gorny Altai region ) we went to the machines. Better to go to a travel on vehicles intended for off-road , so as not to spoil your holiday .

Road after the exit of the Chui tract very severe , sometimes difficult passable . Therefore, the technique is necessary to prepare for this trip very carefully.

Summer dream come true ! We're going to the Altai Mountains on Karagemsky breakthrough ( confluence Argut and Caragh ) . Our trip was organized by a tour company " White Stone ", which is well aware of the geography of this region and always organizes all our travels .

About 150 countries and regions will take part in the IX International Tourism Exhibition " ITM " (ITM), which will be held in Moscow on 15-18 March , the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Alexander Radkov Wednesday.

"It is planned that the exhibition was visited by about 80,000 guests. Program is very intense . Participation in this exhibition - claimed by both professionals and tourists ," - said A.Radkov reporters in Moscow.

Altay region must use the unique natural features, including stone deposits to attract tourists , said a representative of the region's exhibition operator LLC " Grandis City" Alexander Tselovalnikov .

According to him , this year for the first time at the ITB in Berlin presented the Altai Territory Altai unique exposure of stones , as well as products of masters lapidary art .


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