On February 14, the Faculty of Geography, Geoecology, and Tourism of VSU hosted a creative meeting with Sergey Kamnev, a member of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS). The event marked the launch of a new joint project “Guest of the Faculty”, organised by the Voronezh regional branch of the RGS and the “People and Countries” club. It was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the regional branch of the RGS.
Before the meeting of the “People and Countries” club, there was a presentation of Sergey Kamnev’s photo sketches exhibited in the lobby of the faculty. There were photos from his trip to the Altai Mountains in July–August 2022. Semion Kurolap, Dean of the faculty, welcomed the audience. He noted that each presented photo was unique. Probably, someone, upon seeing these photos, would want to go on a trip. And surely everyone would think about caring for the world around us and the importance of preserving natural environments, which are unique and precious. It is impossible to see every wonder of nature with your own eyes. But it is possible to admire them through someone else’s eyes, through the eyes of a photographer.
“We hope that the “Altai Horizon” photo exhibition will allow everyone to look at the world around them from a new perspective, introduce them to the incredible beauty of Russia, and help them think more seriously about the role of people in this wonderful world,” said Svetlana Shcherbinina, head of the “People and Countries” club.
At the meeting, the guest of the faculty told about his trip to the Altai Mountains. The main part of the presentation was devoted to a colourful description of the highest mountain in the Russian part of Altai, Mount Belukha (4,506m). This is a mountain massif with three peaks covered in snow and glaciers all year round, which is located along the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. Mount Belukha is equidistant from the Arctic, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. It is part of the “Golden Mountains of Altai” World Heritage List and attracts a huge number of tourists. Mountaineers, skiers, and those interested in outdoor activities come to its foothills.
The illustrations chosen for the presentation immersed the audience in the beauty of mountain ranges separated by deep river valleys, vast intermontane troughs and lakes. All the participants were invited to watch videos of the author’s summer travels.
Sergey Kamnev answered the audience’s questions on travel safety and preparation for the trip.
The exhibition can be visited until March 13th at the Faculty of Geography, Geoecology, and Tourism of VSU, university building No. 5.