On November 20 with the support of the Russian Geographical Society a solemn presentation of ‘The Arctic’ photo exhibition was held at the Multimedia Art Museum. The exhibition was one of the key events in a series of cultural, business and scientific activities held during The Arctic Days in Moscow which took place on November 20 - 22.
The exhibition was presented by First Vice President of the Russian Geographical Society, Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic Artur Chilingarov and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergey Donskoy.
Noting the importance of the event, Sergey Donskoy said that the main task of the exhibition was to show not only natural resources and the wealth of the Arctic but the beauty and the romance of this region. The Minister also made an assumption that once the Days of Moscow should be held in the Arctic. At the end he gave the representatives of the museum a gift from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev - a photograph taken by the Prime Minister during his visit to Chukotka.
First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Artur Chilingarov pointed out the role of the Russian Geographical Society in the study of the Arctic and expressed confidence that such events would become regular as there are thousands of photographs, paintings and diaries in the archives of the Society, telling about the life in the Arctic Circle. According to Mr. Chilingarov the work in the North brings people together. In confirmation of these words, the famous Arctic explorer told the guests of the event the story of friendship between Sergey Donskoy and him: "We started to understand each other very well after spending 48 hours in the South Pole this year. We slept on the ice. We were not allowed to the premise of the American station. We’ve really rallied since then."
The photo exhibition will run until December 7, 2014.
Admission is free.
Photo: Ilya Melnikov