In Magadan came the historical-geographical expedition «Baikal-Alaska»

© Flickr / Kirill AfoninМагаданIn Magadan came the historical-geographical expedition «Baikal-Alaska»© Flickr / Kirill Afonin

Residents of Magadan on Saturday met members of the historical-geographical expedition «Baikal-Alaska» that started in Irkutsk on 30 March, told RIA Novosti the representative of the government of the Kolyma river.

The expedition entered the top 25 most popular tourist destinations in Russia according to the compilers of the National tourist rating. The route «Baikal — Alaska» repeats the path of the founders of the Russian-American company took the 16th place in the ranking, ahead of such tourist routes as «suburban history» (Moscow region), «Russian house» (Ryazan oblast), ski tours in Kamchatka, bear hunting in Magadan region and several others.

«In Magadan arrived historical-geographical expedition «Baikal-Alaska». She follows the path of Russian pioneers and founders of the first settlements in America. Its members overcome unique route length of more than eleven thousand kilometers for the first time since the sale of Alaska, took place exactly 150 years ago. The route runs along the coast of the Okhotsk sea with a visit to Magadan», — said the Agency interlocutor.

He added that the participants of the expedition for the first time in 150 years the entire route on a sailing inflatable folding catamaran ocean class. The possibility of Assembly and disassembly of the trimaran allows you to transfer the ship in two the dividing ridge of the Baikal mountains on the North of the Irkutsk region, and the ridge Guldur in the Khabarovsk region, providing a solid walkthrough of the expedition on the same ship.

«For people is certainly a significant event. Today on the catamaran, guided tours for everyone and talk about the goals of the expedition. For the Kolyma river is an opportunity to reiterate the tourism potential of the region», — said the source.

The route of the expedition «Baikal — Alaska» applies to the six regions of the Russian Federation (Irkutsk and Sakhalin regions, the republics of Buryatia and Yakutia, the Khabarovsk territory and Kamchatka) and Alaska in the USA. All regions expressed their interest in the expedition and supported the project.

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