"Pomorskiy boat", a winner in the the “Public Recognition” category of the Crystal Compass Award

Internet voting to select a winner in the “Public Recognition” category of the Crystal Compass national award has been finished. "Pomorskiy boat", a project of Eugene Shkaruba, a leader of the Maritime Practice club has become a winner. Over 21 thousand people voted for it.

"We are building a sailing boat, which is no longer produced in Pomorie, but by a happy coincidence of circumstances, its layout is preserved in the Museum of Local Lore," says the author of the idea.

The authors aim at expanding the awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of the Russian North, at promoting the knowledge about marine culture and shipbuilding traditions.The public voting took place on the official website of the Award from April 1-30. More than 230,000 people participated in it.

Winners in other categories will be announced at the solemn awards ceremony May 20, 2018.

The Crystal Compass National Award, a prestigious international award in geography and ecology, has been given since 2012. It is aimed at finding and promoting the best achievements and projects focused on the conservation of nature and historical and cultural heritage of the country.1531 projects from 35 countries and 84 regions of Russia have been submitted since the foundation of the Award. More than 1.6 million people took part in the special category "Public Recognition", where the winner is defined by online voting.

The event is conducted under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society and Gazprom Company.