The 23-24 of April in Almaty (Kazakhstan) there took place the grand festival of Russian culture «FeelRussia». Its organizers are the following – the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. That is just the beginning of the series of six events all over the world, the mission of which is to show Russia in that way, which only loving person is able to see. There are various ways to do that: from performances by orchestras and folk groups to film screenings.
The next FeelRussia festivals will be held this year in the following European countries - Austria, Germany, Finland, Spain and Greece. An integral element of each of them will become the best photos exhibition from the photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society «The most beautiful country».
The photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society «The most beautiful country» for the first time was held in 2015 – when more than 25 thousand authors sent about 200 thousand photos to participate in it. The contest is dedicated to the wildlife of Russia conservation and education of careful attitude to the environment through the art of photography. According to its results there were issued the albums and calendars, and numerous exhibitions were organized.
The admission of works for «The most beautiful country» contest has been open since the 18th of April, 2016. The nationality and age of the authors do not matter. From the 18th of April to the 1st of August, 2016 there will be held the acceptance of works, and after that in the end of August there will take place a qualifying round of the competition, and the final stage is set for September. The photo contest winners` awarding ceremony will take place within the frames of the Award of the Russian Geographical Society at the end of 2016. There are professional photographers, media managers, film directors in the jury of the photo contest. One of the 13 nominations – is the «People's Choice Award» - is being determined with the open online voting on the website of the project.