Birthday is always a special holiday: the guilty party is looking forward to meeting friends and wants to prepare exciting events for them. So, last Saturday the Russian Geographical Society celebrated its 173rd birthday at the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.
The Russian Geographical Society is one of the oldest public organizations in Russia founded by the command of the Russian Emperor Nicholas I on August 18, 1845.
Guests of this geographic holiday enjoyed interesting lectures, workshops games and much more.
Head of the Moscow lecture hall of the Society Kirill Kuznetsov spoke about the history and modern activities of the Society, its founding members, expeditions, and educational projects. Traveler, ethnographer, wildlife photographer Elena Mashkova told the guests about Akhal-Teke horses bred about 5000 years ago by representatives of ancient civilizations that lived on the lands of modern Turkmenistan.
Between the lectures and workshops, everyone could put together Russia’s spils and geo-puzzles, train memory with Memori cards, or imagine themselves brave captains of ships in the game Admiral: The Age of Sailing Battles. As well as, take amazing pictures against the background of Kamchatka’s landscapes in the photo zone.
As a part of the event, an exhibition of finalists of the 3rd Most Beautiful Country photo contest was organized. Everybody could see unique images of wild animals, underwater world, natural and cultural sights of Russia.