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The Republic of Karelia presented its tourism potential and unique handicrafts

The Republic of Karelia presented its tourism potential and unique handicrafts
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Photo: Ilya Pitalev/Fotohost-RIA News agency

Interesting travel destinations, workshops, folk crafts and much more were presented by the Republic of Karelia at the RUSSIA EXPO on the Day of the Region.

A theatrical presentation of an interactive map of the Republic - one of the novelties of the region, which will help guests in finding new places to visit and routes - was prepared for the guests.

"Tourism is one of the main drivers of the Republic's economic development. In recent years, the tourist flow to Karelia has almost doubled. In 2023 we expect growth to 1 million 700 thousand tourists. Tax revenues from tourist and hotel organizations have also increased by 2.6 times. Along with the growth of tourist flow, the need for accommodation facilities has also increased. This year we have increased the total number of rooms in the region by almost two thousand beds, in particular due to the national project "Tourism and Hospitality Industry", which is implemented on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin", - said the Head of the region Artur Parfenchikov.

Photo: Ilya Pitalev/Fotohost-RIA News agency

The exposition presented one of the most popular types of folk crafts among Russians - unique products of Karelian craftsmen. These include works of gold embroidery.

"We have an embroidered map of Russia, and Karelia is represented on it by this very pattern - and, in my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful. One can only bow one's head before the labor and tenacity of those people who have preserved this skill, carried it through the years, and today continue to work on it", - Natalia Virtuozova emphasized.

Photo: Ilya Pitalev/Fotohost-RIA News agency

The annual Ruskeala Symphony music festival, which is among the top 15 regional events in the country, was presented to the visitors. In the pavilion Sport for Everyone Olympic champion Vladislav Larin, a native of Karelia, held an open taekwando training session. And actors Elena Drapeko and Alexander Mikhailov recalled the days they spent in Karelia on the set of the films "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" and "Love and Doves".

The International RUSSIA EXPO is the most important achievement of the country gathered in one place. During the entire time of the exposition, guests are welcomed with cultural and entertainment events, a rich business and educational program.  The expositions of 89 Russian regions, leading federal agencies, corporations and public organizations are presented to the visitors.

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