An exhibition of works by finalists of the III Most Beautiful Country photo contest is now open at the entrance to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria in the city of Sofia. Anatoly Makarov, Russia's ambassador to Bulgaria, Krasen Kralev, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria, representatives of foreign diplomatic missions, guests and residents of the city took part in the opening ceremony.
The “Most Beautiful Country” is an annual event, a large-scale media project of the Russian Geographical Society aimed at preserving the nature of Russia and promoting an attitude of care towards the environment. It was first held in 2015. About 400 thousand pictures have been uploaded to the website of the contest for 4 years. There are neither age nor location limits to enter the contest. The main condition is that photos submitted to the contest should have been taken in the territory of Russia. Works of photo contest participants are regularly exhibited in Russia and other countries.
"The exhibition presents the best 13 works of thousands of photos submitted to the contest of the Russian Geographical Society", said Anatoly Makarov when opening the exhibition. He expressed hope that the exhibition would become a good tradition for Bulgaria. In this Balkan country it is held for the second time.
Minister of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria Krasen Kralev also spoke at the opening ceremony. "The Bulgarian and Russian people have a profound spiritual relationship, and such exhibitions contribute to the development of closer friendly contacts," he stressed.
The exhibition in Sofia will run through November 1, 2018.
Address: Sofia, bul. Dragan Tsankov, 28.