Konyukhov to ride dogsleds from Karelia to Arkhangelsk
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Konyukhov to ride dogsleds from Karelia to Arkhangelsk

Famous Russian travelers Fyodor Konyukhov and Viktor Simonov plan to set out on a two-week expedition marking the 100th anniversary of Russia's first nature reserve.

The expedition is scheduled to begin February 1 in the village of Kuganavolok, part of the Vodlozyorsky national park in Karelia, and its route will cover various pristine areas in northern Russia, including the town of Onega, the village of Letnyaya Zolotitsa and the city of Severodvinsk. Both men will also stop in Konyukhovo Bay where Konyukhov's ancestors lived, and they are scheduled to reach Arkhangelsk on February 15.

The expedition is unique because Konyukhov and Simonov plan to ride dogsleds during their 2,000-kilometer journey, Arctic-Info reports.

Russia's Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi may also join the expedition. "Maybe, I'll try and join the expedition somewhere in the Arkhangelsk Region," he said.