Nenets reindeer herders roaming the tundra, an octopus in the underwater garden of the Bering Sea, a chipmunk preparing for a long Yakut winter ... These and other photographs can be seen in the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia in Moscow. The first exhibition of works by the finalists of the 5th RGS photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" opened on August 15.
Guests of the exposition will see more than seventy photographs from the nominations "Landscape", "Many Faces of Russia", "Wild Animals", "Birds", "Underwater World" and others. The geography of the project covers most regions of Russia; many shots were taken in hard-to-reach places, in protected areas. Photographers did a great job: some of them dived to the seabed, others rose to the sky for the sake of filming.
The photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" is a large-scale media project, in which tens of thousands photographers participate annually. The competition is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife of Russia and the promotion of careful attitude to the environment. It was held for the first time in 2015. About 400 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site of the project: photo.rgo.ru during four years of existence of the contest. The main condition is that the photo should be taken in Russia.
The 5th photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" was held from October 1, 2018 to April 14, 2019. More than 6 thousand authors uploaded almost 42 thousand pictures to the contest website. A meeting of the jury of the competition was held at the Moscow Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society on May 24. The meeting was preceded by the work of an expert commission, the members of which for a month and a half selected photos of the finalists. The winners of the "Most Beautiful Country" will be announced and awarded at a ceremony at the Festival of the Russian Geographical Society, which will be held from September 13 to 22 in the Zaryadye park.
The exhibition at the Museum of Modern History of Russia is open until September 8, 2019.
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Museum opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - from 11.00 to 19.00, Wednesday - from 12.00 to 21.00. Monday is a day off. The ticket office closes half an hour before the end of the museum opening hours.