Russian Regions to Showcase Tourism Potential at Belgrade Fair

The tourist potential of Russian regions will be presented 42nd International Belgrade Tourism Fair, scheduled for February 20-23, eTurbo News reports.

The Russian regions will participate in a joint exhibition at this major tourist event in South-Eastern Europe, with the country’s delegation to be headed by Olga Yarilova, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Kaluga, Ryazan, Tver, Tula, and Tyumen regions, Komi Republic, Republic of Crimea, Republic of Buryatia, the Central Museum of the great Patriotic War, “Caprice” tour operator, “National art crafts of Russia” Association, and GlobalRusTrade will present their cultural and historical heritage, natural recreation, hiking trails, and folk traditions at the Russian stand.

May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the great Victory. This landmark event is part of world, Russian and Serbian history and will be given special attention at the exhibition in Belgrade. Participants will display military-patriotic tours dedicated to the events and feats of World War II, and the Central Museum of the great Patriotic War will show them using VR technology, additionally presenting their unique museum exposition.

The countries are discussing the development of a tour that would introduce tourists to Russian and Serbian folk art crafts. This initiative is quite relevant: 2022 will be the Year of folk art and intangible cultural heritage in Russia. At the “Sajam Turizma” exhibition the theme of folk crafts and trades will be colourfully presented.

With the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and implemented with GlobalRusTrade a folk arts and crafts shop will work at the stand. Visitors will get acquainted with the beautiful works by our artists, and many will be able to take a piece of Russia with them.

The “Folk arts and crafts of Russia” Association will present their educational project “Folk culture ABC”. And at the Russian stand, under the attentive guidance of artists and painters, everyone will be able to participate in workshops and try Gorodetsky, Khokhloma, Mezen or Boretsky handicraft, “Gzhel” and “Zhostovo” style painting, and learn a lot of interesting trade secrets known only to great masters. Additionally, a photo zone is provided to take pictures with a real matryoshka doll, tourist authorities say.