Tourism and recreation
Beringia: Marine hunters festival in Chukotka
© RIA Novosti. Ilya Pitalev

Beringia: Marine hunters festival in Chukotka

The village of Lorino in Chukotka hosted the 25th Beringia marine hunters festival, the local authorities' website reported.

The festival's events included the leather kayak race, wrestling, harpoon throwing, triple jumps, jumps over sledges, as well as a contest among fire-keepers, the women who treated festival guests to national cuisine, and a kamleika Chukchi and Eskimo national costume competition.

The best bone carvers and craftsmen descended on Lorino to take part in the Severnoye Siyaniye [Northern Lights] arts and crafts fair, another of the festival events. The Ergyron, Lorinskiye Zori, Bely Parus and Uelen bands performed for the festival's guests and participants.