Rosturism welcomes English-speaking Internet stars from different media platforms to participate in an annual adventure called "Backpack Bloggers." The project is geared at promoting active tourism in Russia through modern digital platforms. In 2015, bloggers hiked through the mountains of Crimea, and in 2016, another expedition was sent to the Republic of Adygea.
This time, the organizers are ready to show the best of Siberia on a 12-day trip which will start on July 4. First, the group of bloggers will visit the city of Tyumen, which is officially recognized as the place where Russians are happiest, according to various surveys. In addition, this is where the legendary Grigori Rasputin was born in 1869. "Now, Tyumen is a city where history lives side by side with modern innovations," reads the announcement.
The final destination is the ancient city of Tobolsk: back to living in comfort. This is where the participants will stay for a couple of days and join the "Summer in the Tobolsk Kremlin" music festival. This year, the highlight of the festival is an open-air performance of "Siberia," a 1903 opera drama by Umberto Giordano, at the Kremlin, the project organizers noted.
Participants will be "armed to the teeth:" Besides a unique experience, they will be provided with a visa, tickets, equipment, accommodations and meals during the entire trip. The "Backpack Bloggers" organizers also promise to ensure safety and offer a helping hand if any hardships arise.
In their turn, bloggers should spread the word about their amazing adventure to their followers on social platforms like Youtube, Instagram, WordPress etc.
The contest between bloggers will last until June 18; several days after that, the organizers will announce the winners. The best reports will be published on the national tourist portal, Russia Travel.