The icy landscapes of the Russian Arctic, the misty horizons of the Karachayevo-Cherkessian Republic and the East Sayan Mountains came to the Eternal City - the RGS exhibition "The Most Beautiful Country" was opened in Rome. The exhibition is waiting for visitors at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Rome until February 7.
The opening ceremony was attended by the First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Ilya Gurov and the Head of the Center for Science and Culture in Rome Oleg Osipov.
The exposition includes 36 photoworks of the participants of the annual RGS photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country". For example, the participant Mikhail Nitishinsky captured through the reflecion in water the unfaltering gaze of a polar bear that was watching the photographer. Another participant Andrey Gilyov photographed two small owls watching sun-down from their nest on the roof of a house. And the participant Nikolay Stepanenko made photo of the Christian Shoannic temple in the Karachayevo-Cherkessian Republic, sinking in the rays of a purple sunset in a thick fog.
The photo contest “The Most Beautiful Country” is a media project of the Russian Geographical Society. The competition is dedicated to the preservation of Russian wildlife and the promotion of respect for the environment. For the first time it was held in 2015. During four years of the competition existence, about 400 thousand pictures have been uploaded to the project site photo.rgo.ru. The rules of creative competition are not limited by age and place of residence of participants. The main condition is that photos should be taken only on the territory of Russia. Exhibitions of the photo contest participants are regularly held in our country and abroad.