Murmansk Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society invites everyone to take part in the "most geographical night of the year". The main purpose of the "Night of Geography" is to increase interest in the geography of Russia, its nature and identity. The international campaign of the Russian Geographical Society is being held in Murmansk for the first time.
The Night of Geography in the Arctic 2022 will be held on June 4 at the Murmansk Marine Station from 6 PM to 12 AM Moscow time.
Modern tents will be placed near the Marine Station on the shore of the Kola Bay. There the visitors will be able to watch films and enjoy photographs of the RGS and listen to lectures by the participants of the RGS expeditions. There will also be a photo exhibition on the 1st floor of the Marine Station building. The event is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Murmansk Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society and the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. It is organized by the Murmansk Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society together with the Tourism Committee of the Murmansk Region, the Pasvik Nature Reserve, military units of the Northern Fleet and the 12 Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
18:00 – Grand opening of the" Night of Geography"
18:15 – Start of the events of the" Night of Geography":
Tent No. 1 – lectures and meetings with researchers
Tent No. 2 – film screenings
Tent No. 3 – exhibitions
Tent No. 4 – exhibitions
The building of the Marine Station, 1st floor – photo exhibition
Popular science lectures (tent No. 1)
18:20 – 19:30 "The complex expedition of the Northern Fleet and the RGS "Remember the War" / Alexey Kornis, captain of the 1st rank, head of the Department of the Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet
19:30 – 20:30 "Pasvik Nature Reserve: polar paradise on the edge of Russia", “Ecotourism in the Pechenga District” / Natalia Polikarpova, head of the Pasvik State Nature Reserve, Candidate of Geographical Sciences
20:40-22:00 "Geographical discoveries of the modern times / Alexey Kornis, captain of the 1st rank, head of the Department of the Hydrographic Service of the Northern Fleet
Film screenings (tent No. 2)
I. Screening of a film about an expedition to the Rybachy Peninsula in 2021. Meeting with the participants of the expedition. Discussion of the film. 20 min
II. Screening of a film about the expedition to the destroyer “Gremyashchy" ( Novaya Zemlya). Discussion of the film. 20 min.
III. Pasvik's films:
1) Brown bear monitoring (7 minutes)
2) "Pasvik-Inari" tripartite park (25 minutes)
3) Camera traps (5 minutes)
4) Ornithologists of "Pasvik" (6 minutes)
IV. RGS films:
1) “Talking to belugas" (64 minutes)
2) “Attraction of the 90 degrees latitude. 75 years of the first drifting station” (27 minutes)
3) “The Arctic. Through the Looking Glass” (52 minutes)
4) “Cleaning up the Arctic. Franz Josef Land. The archipelago of melting permafrost” (53 minutes)
5) “White Silence" (36 minutes)
Exhibition (tent No. 3)
"Birds of Pasvik" photo exhibition
Exhibition (tent No. 4)
“Russia: the most beautiful country” multimedia photo exhibition
“Colors of the Arctic" photo exhibition (Marine Station building, 1st floor)
The full list of the "Night of Geography" venues can be found here