Wild Russia festival opens at Central House of Artists with partnership of Russian
On 26 January 2018, Russian Railways presented a project entitled “The Main
Line: Safeguarding Clear Water” as part of the opening ceremony of the “Wild
Russian Railways has been a partner of the “Wild Russia” festival for
5 years. This year, the Company presented a series of 18 artistic photos taken in
different parts of the country and especially the Far East, the Black Sea coast and
Russia’s central belt. The photos reveal the unifying theme of the harmonious
juxtaposition of two elements: water: rivers, lakes and seas – and earth: metal
incorporated into rails, bridges and trains.
“The landscapes on display help visitors to reflect on the aesthetic pleasure
to be gained by travelling by train across our country, and at the same time to understand
how fragile and vulnerable the world of wild and pristine nature is and how delicately
and carefully it should be treated. To our Company, environmental and ecological activities
are no less important than ensuring the movement of trains. Visitors to the Wild Russia
festival can therefore see from the photos the harmony in which nature and the railways
exist alongside each other," said Anatoly Meshcheryakov, Secretary of State and First
Deputy Managing Director of Russian Railways, who was speaking at the opening ceremony
of the exhibition.
The Wild Russia festival will be held from 26 January to 25 February 2018 at the
Central House of Artists on the Crimean Wall in Moscow.
Residents of other cities in Russia and abroad will be able to see the exhibition
after it closes in Moscow.