"Multinational Russia" Photo Exhibition will Visit Eight Cities

"Лучшие друзья". Автор: Дмитрий Архипов

Photos of the finalists and winners of the contest "The Most Beautiful Country" will travel across Russia. From February 4, everyone will be able to see the best photos in eight cities of the country in the frame of the photo exhibition "Multinational Russia". The exhibition tells about another reality hidden from the inhabitants of metropolitan cities.

For five years, the Russian Geographical Society has been holding the contest “The Most Beautiful Country”, collecting the best photos made by amateurs and photography professionals. These photos do not only convey all the beauty and diversity of Russia, but also reflect its history and national treasure.


Горцы отмечают рождение сына. Фото: Магомед Магомедов
Горцы отмечают рождение сына. Фото: Магомед Магомедов

The photo exhibition "Multinational Russia" was the result of cooperation between the Russian Geographical Society and the project "Russia - My History". As part of the photo project, multimedia historical parks of several cities will show 160 unique photographs taken in different parts of the country.

Omsk is the first city to host the exhibition. From February 4 to April 1, everyone can see 40 photographs created by the finalists of various nominations for the contest “The Most Beautiful Country” from 2015 to 2019. Omsk regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society will also provide rare exhibits: the old globe, unique minerals and books. The entire exhibition will be accompanied by excursion programs and an audio guide into a special mobile application.

The exhibition will be held in Yekaterinburg from February 7 to March 1, in Samara from February 12 to March 3, and in St. Petersburg from February 15 to March 15.

Until the end of March, expositions will also be opened in Yakutsk, Stavropol, Tyumen and Moscow.


Морская рыбалка. Фото: Алексей Мальгавко
Морская рыбалка. Фото: Алексей Мальгавко

The exhibition will be interesting to everyone - both children and adults. Thanks to the photographers participating in the contest, viewers will be able to be at the height of a bird's flight, find themselves in the vicinity of dangerous predators, dive to the bottom of the ocean, conquer boundless steppes and feel the greatness of nature. Visitors will be able to look at the rich history of multinational Russia, its culture, traditions, ethnos, national and natural greatness.
Visiting the exhibition in all cities is free.

The photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" is a large-scale media project 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 440 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. Exhibitions of works by participants in the photo contest are regularly held in Russia and abroad.

Acceptance of work for the VI photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" began on October 14. Acceptance of works will last until February 16, 2020.