The Russian Geographical Society and the Federal Customs Service of Russia signed an agreement on the transfer of the unique educational content of the Russian Geographical Society, which will become the basis for the successful implementation of joint projects in the exhibition and educational field. The document was signed on November 8 at the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in Moscow by the Vice-President, Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Artyom Manukyan and Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service Andrey Moskalets.
The decision to transfer educational content (films and layouts of the photo exhibition “The Most Beautiful Country” in 2021) to various departments of the Russian Federation was made by the President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergei Shoigu. It will serve as a guarantee of maintaining a high level of knowledge and interest in the cultural and natural heritage of Russia.
The first joint project of the Russian Geographical Society and the Federal Customs Service will be the organization of exhibitions of works by winners and finalists of the annual photo contest “The Most Beautiful Country”.
— This is a unique project that has been going on for eight years. Over the years, more than 95,000 photo artists who sincerely love Russia have sent us more than 600,000 photographs. For the sake of these shots, they climb mountains and risk their lives, follow the footsteps of the snow leopard, descend to the bottom of the sea, meet interesting people and take pictures of them to tell amazing stories of their lives. The jury of the photo contest, which is headed by the President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoigu, annually selects the best pictures, – noted at the solemn ceremony of signing the contract Artyom Manukyan.
The Society will also provide the FCS with films about the geography and history of Russia, created with grant support from the Russian Geographical Society. Among them are fiction and documentary films that provide an opportunity to discover the wonderful world of geographical science, go on exciting journeys, see rare animals and learn more about the fate of the great Russian geographers and pioneers.
Artyom Manukyan stressed that the Russian Geographical Society has always supported people who want to get acquainted with the geography, history and culture of Russia. Photo exhibitions and film screenings of the Russian Geographical Society will arouse great interest and will contribute to raising the cultural and spiritual level of the employees of the Federal Customs Service, who are doing tremendous work to ensure the safety of citizens and protect the economic interests of our country.
— Photo exhibitions and film screenings are just the beginning. I hope that long-term, fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation awaits us ahead, — added Artyom Manukyan.