Lake Onega: the most interesting facts

Atlas guide «Lake Onega: the most interesting facts"
Atlas guide «Lake Onega: the most interesting facts"

A new atlas guide «Lake Onega: the most interesting facts” saw the light thanks to the publishing house of the Scientific and Publishing Center "Antiquities of the North" and  financial support of the Russian Geographical Society. The book was published as part of the project "Onega expedition - 2017: myths and facts of tourist routes".

It was based on materials collected during the Onega expedition of the Vologda branch of the Russian Geographical Society in 2017 with the participation of the members of the club "Korabely Prionezhye".

The publication is aimed at readers interested in the water tourist routes of the Russian North.

An important feature of this publication is the availability of qr-codes working on the same principle as in the guidebook "Vologda: the most interesting facts". Having scanned such a code with a smartphone or another device, you can get from the pages of the guide to the website of the Vologda regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society and get additional information about each object in the book.

The Vytegra Rescue Center, a branch of the Northwest Regional Search and Rescue Unit of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, has opened a museum of the history of the rescue affairs "The Legacy of Times."

Since June 2012, the museum has been developing a social museum and educational project to revive and preserve the traditions of wooden shipbuilding in the Russian North. For this purpose the club "Korabely Prionezhya" was created.

Those schoolchildren, engaged in the club, get acquainted with the history of the rescue affairs on water, acquire the skills and abilities of shipbuilding and navigation. They attend medical training classes, listen to lectures of teachers and students of the Department of Anthropology and Ethnography of St. Petersburg State University. Under the guidance of experienced craftsmen, the participants build their own boats - kizhankas, soymas, on which their ancestors used to go on Onega, and use them in water expeditions.