St. Petersburg hosts Arctic Salon
On August 25-27, the Arctic Salon took place near the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Visitors flocked to ten polar stations, five themed areas, and the Heat of the Arctic exhibition.
The Salon’s organizers used the event to emphasize the city’s contribution to developing Russia’s northern territories.
During the Salon, city residents learned more about the culture of the indigenous northern ethnic groups. One exhibit section featured narratives in the Inuit language, and visitors could buy good luck charms and medallions. They could also watch documentaries and feature films about the north.
Young people had a great time at a facility for young researchers near the Naryshkin Battlement. They watched films and took part in games, quizzes and workshops, and they were invited to join an Arctic drawing contest.
Those attending the plenary session, the Salon’s key event, discussed cooperation between Russia’s Arctic regions and St. Petersburg.
Yakutian singer, stage-and-screen actress Valentina Romanova also performed on the final day, August 27.