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Smolensk Lakeland World Wetlands Day 2017

Workshop with students

Workshop with students

Wetlands of Smolensk Lakeland everyone can see in Smolensk

On the 4th of February all beauty connoisseurs could admire the scenery and meet with representatives of the animal world of the National Park “Smolensk Lakeland” at the photo exhibition “Where the sky is reflected in the lakes.” The event was home-felt and warm, thanks to friends and colleagues who came to support us and said many kind words.

Also the results of the winter birding were summed up and all the winners received the prizes and diplomas, and we congratulate them! Cup with its winner – “Sunny Mandarin Duck” team – went to the town of Rudnya.

Smolensk WWD 2017 meeting

Smolensk WWD 2017 meeting

The premiere of documentary film for the 25th anniversary of the National Park took place during the opening, as well as the meeting with the film director Igor Blidarev.

There were also interesting and informative workshops, including those from our colleagues from The Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve! We thank the authors of the photos and the administration of the Cultural and Exhibition Center named after Tenishevs providing the exhibition site.

Art exhibition

Art exhibition


The exhibition timed to coincide with the World Wetlands Day and the 100th anniversary of Russian nature reserve system will work until the 5th of March, entrance is free.  We invite everyone to the National Park “Smolensk Lakeland” to witness the clear lakes, which reflect the endless clouds.

Irina Peshnova,

Deputy Director for Ecological Education and Tourism of the National Park “Smolensk Lakeland”

Photos by G. Dubino and A. Masyukov

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