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It will be about eight cities famous for their craftsmen.

The digital travel service Russpass will tell you where to get acquainted with folk crafts. Travelers will be introduced to eight cities of Russia, famous for their craftsmen. The selection will allow you to make a virtual trip around the country and delve into the history of its peoples.

Materials published in the online magazine Russpass Mag.

Gzhel: seven graceful centuries

This world famous type of painting has existed for seven centuries and is the hallmark of Russia. Users will be told in which region of the country the craft originated, how painted products are created, and also where you can see them today and even try yourself in this skill.

Khokhloma: a symbol of everyday life

Another easily recognizable technique is Khokhloma. Its main elements are red juicy berries, flowers and golden leaves. Readers will find out when and where this folk craft appeared and what household items are usually decorated with painting.

Pavlovo Posad shawls: European inspiration

Among the folk crafts, it is also worth noting the technology of production of Pavlovo Posad shawls. This accessory has repeatedly inspired European designers to create their own collections in the Russian style. Users will learn how and in which city near Moscow the art of printed scarves originated.

In the selection of the online magazine, you can also learn about other crafts in Russian cities: about Zhostovo trays, the famous Vologda lace and Torzhok gold embroidery. In addition, readers will get acquainted with such a rare craft as the Kholmogory bone carving, which still exists in the Arkhangelsk region. Russian craftsmen carved the finest lines on bone, depicted flowers, animals and birds.

Digital travel service Russpass helps you plan your trip around Russia quickly and easily. On Russpass you can buy rail and air tickets, book a hotel, a restaurant and much more. The service allows you to compose an individual route to selected tourist places in a few clicks or use a ready-made offer. In total, Russpass has collected over two thousand offers for tourists.

The project was developed at the initiative of the Moscow Government. Its implementation is overseen by the city Tourism Committeejointly with the capital Department of Information Technology

All regions of the country have signed cooperation agreements with the service, and 76 of them have already presented tourist programs. During the nine months of operation, Russpass has been contacted by over a million users.

Two thousand offers and more than a million users: how the Russpass travel service is developing

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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