Russian paratroopers visited Belovezhskaya Pushcha with a tour
Representatives of the Russian team taking part in the international competition "Polar Star" in the Republic of Belarus visited one of the largest woodlands of lowland Europe, preserved to this day – the Bialowieza forest reserve.
The tour of the reserve was conducted on a comfortable bus
with a guide and stops along the route for more detailed acquaintance with individual objects.
During the trip, which lasted about two hours, the paratroopers visited the "Museum of folk life and ancient technologies", where they got acquainted with household items and utensils, without which the existence of the rural population was unthinkable, as well as got acquainted with the culture, traditions and everyday life of the inhabitants of the Bialowieza forest of the XIX century.
The scouts also got acquainted with the features of the primeval forest, its flora and fauna, and could admire the lakes and natural landscapes. The unique specimens of the reserve - 600-year-old oak and 350-year-old pine-aroused the interest of Russian servicemen.
The walk through Belovezhskaya Pushcha ended with a visit to the forest zoo-a demonstration enclosure with wild animals, including bison, deer, roe deer, lynx, wolves, bears and other inhabitants of the protected forest.
The international stage of the contest "Polar Star" is held on the territory of the Republic of Belarus in the period from August 23 to September 5 this year. The Russian Federation is represented in the competition by paratroopers of the airborne guards unit from the Moscow region.