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Leningrad Region to Present New Tourist Routes in London

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The Leningrad Region will present an inter-regional tourism project “Russia’s Silver Necklace” at World Travel Market London 2016, the regional government’s press service reports.

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St. Petersburg, November 8 — The ten routes of the project will take tourists to unique landmarks of history, nature and culture. They cover cultural, educational, religious and military-patriotic tourism, the report said.

The project includes ancient towns and large settlements in north-western Russia with unique landmarks of history, culture and nature as well as UNESCO World Heritage sites. It covers the Leningrad Region, St. Petersburg, the Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Novgorod and Pskov regions, the republics of Komi and Karelia, and the Nenets Autonomous Area.

One of the routes “Peter the Great Cities” includes cities founded by Emperor Peter the Great: Shlisselburg, Novaya Ladoga and Lodeinoye Pole in the Leningrad Region. The route passes through Republic of Karelia and the Arkhangelsk and Vologda regions.

“Holy Places” includes ancient monasteries and shrines of the Boksitogorsk, Tikhvin and Volkhov districts of the Leningrad Region and part of the Vologda Region. “Manors of the Nobility” features the estates of prominent politicians and figures of the arts and culture from centuries past. It extends through the Luga and Gatchina districts of the Leningrad Region and part of the Pskov Region.

“Strongholds of Russia’s North-West” guides tourists through the fortresses of the Leningrad Region’s south-west, as well as the Pskov Region and the Republic of Karelia. “Combat Glory Cities” includes cities that received this title, including the city of Pskov.

According to the Leningrad Region’s Committee on Tourism, the main goal of its representatives at the WTM London 2016 is to enhance awareness of the region and its appeal, and develop contacts with potential customers.

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