In the village of Dedinovo, Lukhovitsky district, Moscow region, a tourist cluster will be created. Managers of the Moscow regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society have discussed this issue at a meeting with Vladimir Barsukov, head of Lukhovitsky municipal district.
“Due to the fact that there are 49 objects of cultural heritage in Dedinovo, we can make this village a tourist mecca for citizens of Moscow suburbs. Now we are working with companies who own steamers, with investors concerned with construction of hotels and restaurants. We need a dock, the so-called Marine Station. And we will not stop only on Dedinovo, because we have other settlements with a rich history: Lubitschi, Lovcy, Beloomut. In the next five years we plan to declare our district a major tourist center, which will be visited not only by Muscovites, but also by visitors from other cities, “- said Vladimir Barsukov, head of the Lukhovitsky municipal district.
In Dedinovo, located on the Oka River, frigate “Eagle” was born – the first-born of Russian military shipbuilding. The ship, launched on in 1668, was built in accordance with international practice and achievements in design and did not differ from European ships of the time. In one version, the Russian tricolor flag was first raised on the “Eagle” in 1669.
“The activities that we are planning to carry out together with the district administration are going to attract tourists and promote interest in the history of the region and Russia as a whole - said the executive director of the Moscow regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society Dmitry Alexandrov. – But much will depend on the local authorities. Because infrastructure is the first thing required for organization of tourist clusters. A cooperation agreement with the settlement was completed at the beginning of this year, and head of the Lukhovitsky district Vladimir Barsukov is a member of our Board of Trustees. We have been acquainted for a long time, so I’m sure that any questions will be resolved quickly. There will be a tourist cluster in Dedinovo!”
Events organized in Dedinovo by the Moscow regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Gangutskaya, which was the first major success of the domestic regular fleet, to the launch of military ship “Eagle” and to the Day of the national flag, initiated the creation of a tourist brand.
“Dedinovo will become one of the key elements of the global tourism system around Moscow – said head of the Lukhovitsky district Branch of the Russian Geographical Society Alexander Tolmachev.
At the end of September in Moscow an international conference “From Dedinovo to Gangut” dedicated to the establishment of the Russian Navy will be held. One day of the conference will take place in Dedinovo.
The Moscow branch of the Russian Geographical Society is already preparing a program of the event tourism in 2015. Festivals, celebrations, fairs and, of course, the celebration of the Day of the Russian flag, which will become a tradition here, are ahead.