News

The Russian Geographical Society and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia signed a cooperation agreement

On October 19, a solemn signing of an agreement on cooperation between the Russian Geographical Society and the Federal Penitentiary Service took place. The event was held within the walls of the Headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society in Moscow.

The signatories were Vice-President, Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Artyom Manukyan and Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Arkady Gostev. Also present at the site were Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Valery Boyarinev and First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Ilya Gurov.

The concluded agreement provides for the transfer to the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia of films shot with grant support from the Russian Geographical Society and models of the photo exhibition “The Most Beautiful Country” for demonstration in the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.

In his welcoming speech, the Vice-President, Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Artyom Manukyan noted the readiness of the Russian Geographical Society to share unique content created as a result of the implementation of numerous projects of the Russian Geographical Society.

“The most popular project both in our country and in the world is the annual photo contest “The Most Beautiful Country”. People from all over the world participate in this project, capturing the beauty of our country, its natural wealth, the diversity of the animal world and much more. Understanding that the employees of the Penitentiary Service work in difficult conditions and places that are far from cultural centers, we hope that the transmitted photo and film materials will be able to fill this gap, causing a sense of pride in our most beautiful country,” said the Vice President, Executive director of the Russian Geographical Society Artyom Manukyan.

The next stage of cooperation Artyom Manukyan indicated the readiness to replenish the library fund of the Federal Penitentiary Service with materials from the RGS funds.

Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Arkady Gostev supported the idea of ​​multi-stage interaction and stated that the Federal Penitentiary Service has a clear understanding of how the cultural and historical heritage of the Russian Geographical Society can be applied in the activities of the service.

“The Russian Geographical Society supports projects aimed at studying Russia, as a result of which many geographical discoveries have become possible thanks to the assistance of the Society. By accepting the results of the work of the Russian Geographical Society, we will be able to use them in the performance of our duty – the education and re-education of our citizens who are in the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. People “, serving sentences in the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, receive general and vocational education. Moreover, about 90 people received higher education in 2021-2022. Providing additional information about geography will make a significant contribution to the educational process,” Arkady Gostev explained.

At the end of the ceremony, Vice-President, Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Artyom Manukyan donated to the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia the reprinted first atlas of the Russian Empire of 1745, created by the famous cartographer Delisle and mathematician Euler. The Russian Geographical Society was presented with a map of the world, skillfully made of wood by citizens serving sentences in correctional facilities.

Related posts

Russian scientists completed seasonal work on Svalbard

BB-CNTV

Dictation online: four more days to solve 40 new geoproblems

BB-CNTV

Geographical dictation in Moscow brought together lovers of geography and famous intellectuals

BB-CNTV