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Album of Impressions Fort Ross Winners 2016

Russia | Fort Ross | 2 Dec 2016


Fort Ross Founder's countrymen from Cherepovets, Vologda Region and PILGRIMS from Orekhovo‐Zuevo, Moscow Region winning teams traveled to the United States on July 21‐ August 4, 2016 and visited Fort Ross during its annual Summer Festival. 

Fort Ross is very beautiful, cozy, comfortable and inspiring! Danil Lisoy, Cherepovets When I just started to read about Fort Ross, there was one thing that immediately stuck in my mind ‐ a story about Native American tribe ‐ Kasaya Pomo. I really wanted to see them, to watch their dances and, perhaps, to talk to them. My dream has come true!

Daria Obladan, Orekhovo‐Zuevo

My heart is filled with sincere admiration and gratitude to those ordinary people, who for many, many years, preserve, maintain and restore the "Russian heritage", who work on organizing historical and seasonal themed festivals to let people remember and not forget their history, their roots, to maintain and develop good‐neighborly relations.

Tatiana Nosareva, Orekhovo‐Zuevo 

We crossed the Atlantic Ocean, opened dynamic New York city, met Lady of Liberty. We drove by bus to hot white‐stone Washington, visited all the Smithsonian museums and even got registered in the Library of Congress. Then we crossed North America over amazing landscapes, saw the most beautiful Golden Gate Bridge in the atmospheric city of San Francisco. We drove along the breathtaking serpentine road, admiring stunning views: the omnipresent shade, sharp rocks, frightening crevasses, towering mountains, incredible storming Pacific Ocean. Finally we came to Fort Ross the place we have dreamed to visit.

Evgeny Sovietov, Cherepovets

To sum up my impressions I should say that I was overwhelmed by the whole range of feelings that have swept over me. New cultures, new cities and new people! During the first few days of the trip, I did not even realize where I was. But now when everything is settled, I can tell you how glad I am that we took part in this competition. After all, we have not only won it, but we overcame ourselves. Now there is nothing we can't do!

Nikita Kondeikin, Orekhovo‐Zuevo 

The best impressions of 8 russian students who win the FortRoss competition in 2016