The RGS exhibition "The Most Beautiful Country" opened in Bucharest. The exhibition is taking place at the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. Residents and guests of the capital of Romania will be able to admire the Altai open spaces, calmness on the shore of Ladoga, underwater inhabitants of the Avacha Bay and other unique pictures until May 12.
The opening of the exhibition was attended by First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Ilya Gurov, Director of the Organization, Protocol and Exhibition Activities Department of the Society Alyona Zatonskikh, head of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Bucharest Natalia Muzhennikova and Director of the Museum Luis Popa.
The large exposition includes 80 pictures of the finalists and winners of the annual RGS photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country". One of the photo captures a break in the Dagestan school. According to the story of the author of the photog, Vladimir Vyatkin, children play chess or play wrestling in the break between the lessons. Tatiana Shukite managed to capture the snow-covered ridge of Chikhachev in Altai. When you are looking at the image, it seems that you can hear the crunch of the first snow, the sound of the wind that rushes between the peaks and drives light ripples across the lake. And the Steller's sea eagle is pacing tiredly on the ice of the Golden Horn Bay in the picture of Olga Vasik.
In addition, as part of the opening ceremony, an agreement on cooperation between the Russian Geographical Society and the National Museum of Natural History was signed. Cooperation is aimed at the development of scientific and cultural relations between countries, as well as the popularization of geographical knowledge.
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.
Accepting of photos for participation will be ended on April 14.