Description: For the first time "Zimniada"(winteriada) has taken place in February, 2003 at support of Council of Federation of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Russian Federation,Goskomsport, Olympic committee of the Russian Federation, administration of Irkutsk area and the Siberian Baikal association of tourism with his subsequent annual carrying out with a sight of carrying out of Winter Olympic Games in Siberian region.
In total in festival "Zimniada " it is included more than 30 events, including 17 cultural actions such as: competition of ice sculptures " the Crystal seal ", photo-exhibition " On dusty boots ", celebrating of the Orthodox Pancake week in an ethnographic museum of wooden architecture Talci near Irkutsk, international tourist exhibition "Sibtur".
From sports actions: mountain-skiing competitions, ski and skating marathons, a cup on snowalpenism, the championship on subglacial fishing, competitions on snow volleyball, superiority on a winter chess " the Baikal ice open-air " during which chess players will play on ice ice figures; expeditions: horse transition,Bicycle and buer arrivals, a jeep-safari and a diving-safari, the combined transition on ice of Baikal (in which bicyclists, skiers take part, dog-cars), tracking across Baikal. In competitions take part more than 500 person from the different countries. Uniqueness "Zimniada" that she unites all categories of participants: sportsmen-fans, sportsmen-professionals, extrim-people, and also all spectators and fans.
Terms of carrying out following "Zimniada" are already determined: solemn opening will take place on February, 23 2005., and from February, 10 till April, 4 will pass forwarding and entertaining actions, including 13.02. " the Ski track of Russia ".
On the sketch for envelope the plot of competitions of races on dog-cars is submitted. In the foreground of a photo the leader in dog-car - a cable - the Jazz- the multiple champion of Russia, operates - kayur; emblem "Zimniada", which author A.Malygin,
07.03.2005 in Taltci in 10.00 AM was first spicial marking of special post mark "Zimniada"
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