The national park Kenozersky has a new tourism program – a tour around Kargopol and Plesetsk districts of the Arkhangelsk region. The participants will be able to visit the memorial sites of filming Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Postman Alexei Tryapitsyn’s white nights”
The film, for which Andrei Konchalovsky received “Silver lion of St. Mark” at the Venice Film Festival in September 2014, tells the story of rural life in the North of Russia, in the Arkhangelsk region. The action takes place in a village of Vershinino on the banks of Kenozerye. The main character – postman Alexei Tryapitsyn, 50-year-old villager of Kostitsin, which is close to the Vershinino. He like other villagers grew in a village and never left it. Tryapitsyn is a link between the village and the world – he delivers letters, pension, food to the villagers using his boat.
Villagers of Kenozersky took part in the filming. They played themselves. Throughout the film the viewer sees simple life of the Russian countryside, marvelous beauty of Kenozerye.
The new tourist route allows to take a closer look at this magical place, to find out about rich traditions and the history of Kenozerye. The program includes a tour around the ancient city of Kargopol, a visit to Plesetsk sector of the Kenozerye National Park. Here, in the shade of ancient “sacred groves”, nestled worship crosses and stones sledoviki, as the flat lumps that resemble footprints called. And saints and archangels look from the “heaven” of chapels right into your soul. Guests can see the unique Pochozersky churchyard – the ancient temple complex of two wooden churches and belfry. Visitors can take a trip on a boat on the biggest lake of the National Park – Kenozerye, to visit the old Russian villages and meet with ancient rites and traditions.
It is a journey, not only in space but also in time. It will allow to touch the antiquity, the present Russia. Fall – is the best time to visit these wonderful places.
Photo: Nikolai Gernet