Russia’s Primeval Nature festival opens in Moscow

Russia’s Primeval Nature festival opens in Moscow

26 January 2018

On 26 January, the fifth Russia’s Primeval Nature festival opened at the Central House of Artists in Moscow. The opening ceremony was attended by Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.


During the festival’s opening ceremony, winners of the Camera Trap 2017 third national contest were awarded. The list of winning entries included images and videos of Amur tigers captured by camera traps at Land of the Leopard National Park and the Durminskoye game reserve. The Amur Tiger Centre served as the contest’s official partner.


This year, 450 pictures taken by 160 professional and amateur photographers from various Russian regions are on show at the festival. Visitors will also be able to see the winning entries from the Russian Geographical Society’s The Most Beautiful Country contest plus the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, pictures taken by cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky from Earth’s orbit and Vladimir Alekseyev’s display called Following in the Footsteps of Russian Pioneers, which is dedicated to the Antarctic.


The Russia’s Primeval Nature festival has been held since 2014 and attended by over 2.5 million people. Once the exhibition ends in Moscow on 25 February, it will travel to other Russian cities and abroad as well.