The Crimean Branch of the Russian Geographical Society will conduct an international internship for groups of students from China and Serbia. Such a project will be the first for the regions of Russia. The scientific secretary of the RGS branch in Crimea Gennady Samokhin told rgo.ru about the project.
Foreign guests will arrive on the peninsula in September. The structure of the Crimean expedition will include students of geographical departments of large universities, there are 15 people in a group of participants from Serbia and 12 young geographers will come from China.
"International internships of the RGS has been conducted since 2018. The first groups went to Serbia and China. We made a kind of a "response word", and Crimea will be the first of the Russian regions to accept students from these countries for international internship", said Gennady Samokhin.
Deputy Head of the Youth Club of the Crimean Branch of the RGS Ekaterina Petlyukova said that young people will visit Feodosia, Sudak, Bakhchisarai, Simferopol. There they will visit industrial and agricultural manufactures, meet with the leadership of the city. The guys will spend a few days in the mountains, climb Eklizi-Burun, then they will go to Sevastopol. According to Alexandra Nikiforova, the head of the RGS Youth Club in Crimea, foreign colleagues were very enthusiastic about the opportunity to visit the Crimea.
“The guys said that they didn’t care if there were any sanctions against Crimea. Crimea is like a symbol of freedom for them. Now they are getting ready to buy tickets”, she noted.
International RGS internships are planned to be conducted in other regions of Russia too. First of all, there are invited delegations of young geographers from the countries with which cooperation is organized and where RGS Youth Clubs are open - in addition to Serbia and China, there are the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Abkhazia and others.