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Baikal Friends Competition

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September 22, 2008

Derevenka has received the award of Baikal Friends competition for achievements in the savings of resources and preservation of cultural traditions of Siberia.

Baikal Friends 2008 Competition has started on May, 15 the current year. Its purpose was to reveal the most harmless places of accommodation of tourists to Pribaikalye and to distribute of their experience on protection of an environment. Application forms for participation in competition have sent 23 camp sites of Irkutsk area. The best among them was defined by the jury consisting of experts the GreenPeace of Russia, the Baikal Ecological Wave organization, employees of Pribaikalsky national park, Institute of Geography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, Irkutsk branch of the Russian of architects.

Results of competition have been declared on September, 19. The center of hunting and tourism Talovskoe (Grand Baikal company), located in settlement Buguldejka has been recognized as the absolute winner of competition. The Baikal Friend rank was appropriated to it.

The special symbols of difference – the Green leafs - are awarded of seven objects. Prizes have awarded for compliance with certain environmental standards. By the owner of three Green leafs became the winner of last year competition – small tourist village Khrustalnyi well (Grand Baikal) which resides on Baikal trakt (road). According to chairman of jury of competition, press secretary Greenpeace Russia Eugeny Usov, «is unique site where in the small territory it is possible to make very much much: to save the nature, a landscape, as well as cultural traditions».

Two Green Leafs has received Nikita Bencharov Manor, located on the Olkhon Island, for the efforts for the reclamation debris, in particular, the introduction separate collection of waste. As much badges has got to Gold Owl hotel and family hotel Derevenka from Listvjanka. The Derevenka is awarded for achievements in the savings of resources and preservation of cultural traditions of Siberia.

Jury noted and other parties competition. So, the letter for care of preservation of ground and gardening of territory the Tutaysky Priboy tourist complex, located on the Small sea. The family hotel Bed and Breakfast (Port Baikal) is marked for use of safe cleaners. The letter for preservation of cultural traditions of Siberia in architecture has got to a Baikal Terema tourist complex from Listvjanka. The innovation in a waste management has brought a recognition of jury to camp site Shamanka (Olkhon). For positive shifts in the decision of environmental problems and presence of the stand with the evident information on the nature of Baikal Naratey camping hotel (the Small sea) is marked. The U Ozera hotel (Listvjanka) is awarded with the letter for presence of the evident information on the nature of Baikal and rules of behaviour of tourists. The Altan Khada guest house is awarded for preservation of cultural traditions of Pribaikalye (the Small sea).

We thank jury of competition for a high estimation of our Derevenka. We shall try to use our best efforts to justify this estimation and we shall necessarily take into account the recommendations stated in our address.

Materials of Industry of Tourism in the Baikal Region bulletin (Teleinform Agency, September, 22, 2008) are used.