Daily Archives: 25.04.2018

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A Museum of the family of Emperor Nicholas II is to be opened in Tobolsk. Opening is scheduled on April 28. Vladimir Mazur, Mayor of the city, visited the site. Anna Gromova, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society Fund, organized a tour for the Mayor.

Moscow Fund of encouragement of revival of charity and compassion traditions Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society is the curator of the new site of the Tyumen Museum and Educational Association. Under the patronage of Anna Gromova, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society Fund, working groups comprised of expo organizers, consultants and museum experts perform installation of permanent exhibition complexes, interior design works and preparation of printed materials and souvenirs. The Mayor noted that opening of the Museum of the family of Emperor Nicholas II will lead to a new development of Tobolsk tourism sector as a whole and the lower part of the city in particular:

“Nizhny Posad underwent tremendous changes in the last 15 years. Restoration of the house of the merchant Kornilov is finished and in November 2010 the magistrates moved here along with the established Museum of Judiciary; the cathedral mosque and the Saint Zachary and Elisabeth Church were opened after reconstruction. Polish Catholic Church of Holy Trtinity was also restored“, listed Vladimir Mazur. He added that the tourist attractiveness of a city depends on many factors: “The work on cleaning of beds of foothill rivers goes constantly, the waterfronts are constructed and recreation zones are established, roads are being reconstructed, social service facilities are being adjusted and children playgrounds are being constructed. New beautiful comfortable houses appear in the foothill part of the city, with new appearance forming based on the basis of conservation and active use of rich historic and cultural heritage as well as natural and landscape complex”.

The new Museum exhibition is located in the memorial building of the Governor’s house and it is historically associated with the exile of the Imperial family of Nicholas II between August 1917 and April 1918. During the preparation for exhibition, an extensive work was done on restoration, repair of the building and improvement of the adjacent territory. The main task, namely preservation of elements of authenticity, is performed at the adequate level.

Museum of the family of Emperor Nicholas II will become the heart of the tour program in the Tobolsk city tourist project Emperor’s Route, being implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation together with the Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society Fund, Consumer Market and Tourism Department and the Culture Department of the Tyumen region.

Creation of the Museum gives an opportunity to draw public attention to the fate of the family if the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, family structure and public service as well as to the historic and cultural heritage of the Tobolsk city, the region and Russia as a whole.

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Plan of measures for the XVI International Environmental Campaign “Save and Preserve” was approved at the meeting of the government of the Autonomous Okrug chaired by the First Deputy Governor Gennady Bukhtin.


The campaign will be held from May 18 to June 8. According to Alexander Biryukov, the first deputy head of the Service for Supervision and Control in the Sphere of Environmental Protection, Objects of Wildlife and Forest Relations of Ugra, the campaign plan was formed on the proposal of government bodies and members of the organizing committee.

“It includes 39 events — conferences, festivals, competitions, guided tours and ecological marathons,” Alexander Biryukov said.

For instance, among the traditional events, there is international campaign “March of Parks”, international contest-exhibition “The Red Book through the Eyes of Children”, conference of young professionals, the International Youth Forum “One Planet – One Future”, as well as the Museum Art-Mayovka and International Environmental Television festival “Save and Preserve”.

“One of the objectives of the campaign should be to maximally involve the residents of Ugra in the preservation of environment. We need a common desire to make Ugra not only a successful region of Russia for the extraction of hydrocarbon raw materials, but also a territory of ecological well-being,” Gennady Bukhtin said.

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Reindeer breeders in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area have caught two wild reindeer and tagged them in order to track domesticated reindeer being lured away by them from local herds, the regional science and innovations department said on Wednesday.

RIA Novosti. Pavel Lvov

In late autumn 2017, department sources said wild reindeer had lured away domesticated female reindeer in groups of 50-300 during the October-November mating season. This problem only affects a few local farms, they noted.

Last winter, satellite transceivers were delivered to the Ilebts community of small indigenous Northern ethnic groups, and it took reindeer breeders another month to locate and catch wild reindeer. The search was hampered by bad weather, with wild reindeer herds roaming the tundra at will. In late March, reindeer breeders caught two animals, tagged them with transceivers and set them free, department sources commented.

“Satellite transceivers will relay data to the Russian Center for Developing the Arctic, and this data will be used by Yamal reindeer breeding farms. It is necessary to monitor wild-herd migration routes to prevent wild reindeer from luring away their domesticated ‘relatives,'” they added.

Earlier, Alexander Yuzhakov, DSc (Agriculture), who deals with this matter, told RIA Novosti that there are few local wild reindeer and they have not been sighted in the tundra until now so it is unusual for them to lure away domesticated reindeer in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. He said it was impossible to shoot them because they are listed in the Yamal Red Data Book. But local reindeer farms would sustain extra losses if the wild reindeer population starts increasing. Insurance companies that could help compensate such losses are reluctant to do so because it is hard to obtain authentic data from remote herds.