A delegation of the Russian Geographical Society visited the Russian Embassy in Nepal. The participants of the meeting discussed the modern activities of the Russian Geographical Society, the development of bilateral relations between the two states through humanitarian cooperation, and conducting joint cultural and educational events.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to Russia Aleksei Novikov noted that it would contribute to the establishment of a sustainable exchange of experience between specialists from Russia and Nepal, and expand the range of interaction between relevant departments and organizations of our countries. The meeting was also attended by Anton Maslov, representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Nepal.
The head of the delegation, Ivan Chaika, spoke about the progress in implementing the RGS’s project "Russian Heritage of the Himalayas: Journey Continues." Since 2015, scientific research and a series of expeditions have been conducted in Bhutan, Nepal, India, China, and Pakistan, and artist Sergey Dudko has created a collection of paintings depicting all the highest peaks. The exhibition of paintings has already been held at the Russian House in New Delhi (India), and will also be presented to Nepali viewers.
The project participants updated the contribution of Russian researchers of Central Asia, published a book "To Nepal and Tibet: Journey Continues" and the monograph "Geography of the Himalayas". These publications, as well as the book "Picturesque Russia" (by Ivan Chaika and Evgenia Kambarova), which introduces the nature of our country, were gifted to the Russian Embassy in Nepal.
The visit took place within the framework of the project "Walking in the Clouds" with the support of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives, Rossotrudnichestvo, the founder of the Alias Group investment holding Boris Yunanov, and Afipka NPZ.