The "Trip across Russia. 360" photo exhibition of the Russian Geographical Society and the bank "Otkritie" opened at the G.M. Tuqay Kazan International Airport. The exhibition shows airport passengers the unique photographs of the landscapes and wildlife of our country, taken while working on the film "Russia. Virtual Trip".
The film "Russia. A Virtual Tour" - a joint project of the Russian Geographical Society and the “Otkritie” bank - is an 8-minute diary of a traveler who has visited nine regions of our country. The hero saw the nesting of guillemots on the Kola Peninsula, the formation of clouds on Mount Ai-Petri, the singing of gray whales in Kamchatka, and much more. For the first time, the film with the "immersive effect" was presented on a giant spherical screen in the Moscow park "Zaryadye" at the IV Festival of the Russian Geographical Society. At the exhibition, the film can be watched in a special version for VR glasses.
The exhibition’s opening ceremony was attended by the director of the Regional Development Department of the Executive Directorate of the Russian Geographical Society, Sergey Korlykhanov; the manager of “Otkritie” bank in the Republic of Tatarstan, Damir Gabdulkhakov; as well as the head of the press service of Kazan International Airport, Adel Gataullin.
“Imagine what it was like for the travelers of the past: it took months and even years to get to Kamchatka. Nowadays it takes several hours. Thanks to this film, we give a unique opportunity to be there instantly. We are sure that after watching the film, the audience will notice new places on the map of Russia that they will definitely want to visit," said Sergey Korlykhanov.
“We are pleased that Kazan citizens were the first to see the unique exhibition. I am sure that all the spectators will like the exhibition, especially the opportunity to travel across our vast country, even though just in virtual reality,” said Damir Gabdulkhakov.
Kazan airport will be the starting point for the "travel" of the exhibition to the largest cities of the country. The exhibition at the airport runs until December 16th.