Translated from my mate Alexandra Goryashko’s blog. Myself I could not have written such a long and comprehensive article that captured the spirit of the event, thus…
The third scientific and practical conference “Natural and Cultural Inheritance of the White Sea: preservation and development” took place in Chupa from July 15 to July 17.
Photo by Igor Georgievsky
The conference was organized by the Basin Council of the North Karelian Coast and the Lighthouse Foundation. Conference organizers took a big chance holding the event so far not only from major science centers but away from major cities (300km to Murmansk, and 500km to Petrozavodsk).
General view of Chupa. Photo by Alexandra Goryashko.
A new guesthouse has recently opened in Keret’, 40km from Chupa, Loukhi District, Karelia. As most hospitality places around here the establishment specializes in fishermen, and offers motor and row boat rental, as well as local transportation.
The place features an old-style smoke sauna for lovers authenticity taken to extreme.
Presentin a rare, remarkable, and not very usual for Russia phenomenon when a well-known and popular rock, ethno, and electronic music festival was held in a small depressed village with no real economy and no jobs, and when the happening was locally initiated.
The White Noise festival was held in the village of Chupa on the White Sea, at the north end of Karelia, 20 miles from the arctic circle (66°33), on the Medvezhka (bear) peninsula. Performers and guests came here from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Karelia, the Murmansk region, and other places. This year there were about 2000 of them living in tents all over the peninsula. The organizers set up several cafes (including a vegetarian one with Indian food), brought potable water, installed toilet facilities. Also a fire show, art shows and exhibitions, a performance by jugglers, a fair of hand-made products, sea canoe rides, tours of the coast on motor-boats and sailing yachts, and diving were part of the festival.
Information Center of the Village of Chupa invites enquiries about the North-Karelian region.
Address: Ulitsa Korguyeva 7, office 8.
Tel./fax: +7 81439 41144
Mobile: +7 921 523 4498
It co-incided with the Conference “Nature and Cultural Inheritance”, and it was in fact held within walking distance, so we visited this gathering of 2000 Russian hippies. Here are some photos from our two hour walk there:
The International Scientific and Practical Conference “Nature and Cultural Inheritance of the White Sea Region: Preservation and Development” is taking place in Chupa next weekend, Friday to Sunday. Alexandra is presenting her article on the legend of St. Cuthbert as the author of first Eider Duck protection laws.
A scientific and practical conference “Nature and Cultural Inheritance of the White Sea: Perspectives of Preservation and Development” is going to be held from July 17 to July 19 2015 on the Vershinny Peninsula in the Village of Chupa, Karelia.