Kenozersky National Park. Bird's eye panorama of Pechozersky churchyard

A masterpiece created by our ancestors and preserved thanks to our contemporaries’ hard work.
It’s not only wildlife that nature reserves and national parks or our motherland conserve. There are a lot of unique objects of historical and cultural heritage ranging from Paleolithic rock painting in Kapova Cave (Shulgan-Tash Nature Reserve, Bashkiria) to partisans’ pit-houses (Bryansk Forest nature Reserve).

There is recently restored Pochozersky church complex in Kenozersky National Park (Filippovskaya village, Plesetskiy District, the Arkhangelsk Region) in the picture above. The listed buildings of the XVIII century is located on the moraine between Pochozero and Svyatozero Lakes.

Besides permanent maintenance of many ancient chapels and traditional household objects in Kenozersky National Park, the nature reserve staff has recently performed extremely hard and expensive work aimed at reconstruction of two nearly ruined church complexes: Porzhensky and Pochozersky churchyards.

I would like to show my great respect to the national park and its director Elena Flegontovna Shatkovskaya.

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Welcome to my exhibition at GUM (Main Department Store)!

It is my first personal photo exhibition at open public space in Moscow. It’s near the Red Square and it’s free! (GUM, 1st floor, third line).
The exhibition is a photo report of my long expedition from the Bryansk forest to Kamchatka (2013-2016) dedicated to Russian nature reserves and national parks. The exhibition contains 400 photos; some of them are united in stories.
The exhibition will last till March 31, 2018. You can visit it from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

I would like to thank “Beautiful Children in Beautiful World” Charity Fund, “Prolab” Production Center, M.Video store, and GUM! I would also like to thank Viktoriya Sinitsyna and my friends and colleagues from Russian nature reserves and national parks for help and support during my expedition and preparation to the exhibition.

My report at Pervozdannaya Rossia (Pristine Russia) exhibition

It’s been a long time since I had my previous presentation. You are welcome to Pristine Russia (Pervozdannaya Rossia) exhibition (the New Tretyakov Gallery, Krymsky Val, 10) on Saturday. I’ll be there since 5 p.m. to tell about four-year long expedition in a search of Russian wildlife.
The program of the day is going to be interesting. See you!

Nearly black and white

A few nearly black and white photos.
A she-bear with her cubs on the slope of Kambalny Volcano in South Kamchatka Federal Sanctuary.

September morning in the Bryansk Forest.

Morning mist over the upper reaches of the Malyy Abakan River, Khakassky Nature Reserve.

A journey through rhododendrons

I’m preparing a big photo exhibition about “the journey of my life” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russian nature reserve system.
Looking through and processing this great amount of photos brings me back to the adventures of my trip. One of the brightest impressions was rhododendrons which grow in the Far East and Siberia.
In mid-April I started my journey from the Pacific Ocean back to the Bryansk Forest. On the first few days in Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve – the warmest spot in the Far East – I saw rhododendrons in bloom on the mounds and was thrilled with their beauty. Weekes passed, nature reserves and national parks, landscapes, and types of rhododendrons changed each other outside my truck window as I made my way from the Far East to colder Siberia, but surprisingly, I was always surrounded with those magic flowers.
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