The international internship of the Russian Geographical Society is over. It took place from October 14th to October 23rd in the Krasnodar Territory. The program participants were members of the Chinese Geographical Society, teachers and young scientists from China.
We would like to remind you , that from September 1st to 16th, an international internship of the RGS was organized in the Republic of Crimea, and the Krasnodar Territory for the delegation of the RGS Development Center in Serbia. 15 students and scientists of leading universities of the Republic of Serbia came to Russia to get acquainted with the geographical features of our country and to communicate with famous Russian scientists.
The Youth Club of the Crimean branch of the Russian Geographical Society and the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society have developed a program of events for the guests. So, the delegation from China not only visited the capital of the region, but also drove along the Black Sea coast, visiting the main resorts - Sochi, Gelendzhik, Tuapse. Scientists from the Celestial Empire also took part in the large international conference "Natural Tourism: A Global Challenge and Discovery of Russia", saw the work of the Caucasus State Natural Biosphere Reserve and Natural Ornithological Park in the Imereti Lowland, talked with their staff, and visited the region's natural attractions, including surroundings of Krasnaya Polyana, Tuapse dolmens and yew-boxwood grove.
Foreign guests were introduced to the new large-scale tourist project “Golden Ring of the Bosporan Kingdom” - they were able to admire the beauty of the “old park” in the village of Kabardinka, and visited the Greek Cultural Center. The internship included a wide excursion program: visiting the laboratory and meteorological station of the Tuapse Meteorological College, and the Cosmonautics Museum in the village of Arkhipo-Osipovka. In Krasnodar, the Chinese took a walking tour of the historical part of the Kuban capital and discovered a park near the “Krasnodar” stadium.
During the educational part the participants of the program were given a lecture by Elena Sergeevna Shestakova, expert at the Youth Club of the Crimean branch of the Russian Geographical Society, associate professor of the Department of Foreign Languages No. 1, IFP, V.I Vernadsky CFU, methodologist of the department of scientific work, environmental education and recreation of the GBO Republic of Crimea National Natural Park "Tarkhankutsky." The delegation participated in interactive training seminars on conservation volunteerism and the organization of ecological trails in specially protected natural areas.
The final event of the internship was the opening of a photo exhibition of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society "The Unique Nature of the Caucasus" within the walls of the Felitsyn Museum.
“I want to sincerely thank the Russian Geographical Society for the invitation to come to Russia, and the Krasnodar Regional Branch for the excellent organization of the internship,” said the head of the Chinese delegation, member of the standing committee of the Chinese Geographical Society, Dean of the Department of Geography of the Pedagogical University of East China (Shanghai City), Professor of Geographical Sciences, Mr. Debin Du. “We say that geography is a science “on its feet” and that “hearing a lot of times does not mean seeing once.” The experience of a personal visit to the country helped us to know Russians as an open and kind-hearted people, to get acquainted with your rich culture and history and natural attractions. You have a wonderful climate here! Our countries cooperate at the highest level, and we, geographers, also have the strength to help make this relationship even closer. "
Professor Debin Du expressed the hope that the final day of the visit to Russia would in fact be the beginning of further friendship between the two peoples.
According to the head of the Youth Club of the Crimean branch of the Russian Geographical Society, Alexandra Nikiforova, such projects provide an opportunity for young people not only to establish an exchange of cultural experience and traditions, but also to work on common scientific projects. “I was lucky to identify common topics in our research areas with one of the participants in the internship, and we agreed to exchange articles and share research methods,” Alexandra explained.
Text: Alexander Nikiforov, press service of the Krasnodar branch of the Russian Geographical Society