Representatives of Euphrosyne of Polotskaya State University of Polotsk became participants of the 7th International Cultural and Sports Rafting Forum White Water of Siberia 2022 - Полоцкий государственный университет имени Евфросинии Полоцкой
The White Water of Siberia project has been implemented by the Russian Rafting Federation together with the International Rafting Federation (IRF) and the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) within the framework of the New Generation programme since 2016.
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The participants of The White Water of Siberia project
The project is aimed at achieving multifaceted goals: acquaintance with the center of Russia, Siberia and Altai, their history, culture and heritage, through travelling and visiting amazing places, both historical and natural; acquaintance with many people and, of course, team building of people from different parts of the world, with a variety of professions and interests.
This year, the lucky participants of the forum and the winners of the competitive selection on a free basis were representatives of Euphrosyne Polotskaya State University of Polotsk, the head of the Sports Club Natalia Grishanova and the master's student of the Department of Physical Training and Sports Nikolaj Marchenko.
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The participants of The White Water of Siberia project
The forum was held from August 1 to August 10 in the Tomsk region, Altai Krai, the valley of the Turquoise Katun river and the Chuya River. The participants were more than 60 young active people from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Serbia, the Republic of Belarus, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For 10 days, the forum participants were expected to have amazing excursions around Tomsk; a visit to the Tomsk Local Lore Museum, the Cossack Fortress Museum and the Okolitsa Ethnic Theme Park, an online meeting Around the World on a Trimaran: on the way of Russian navigators with the traveler of Russia Evgenij Kovalevskij, who is currently making a trip around the world on trimaran, rafting on the Chuya River with the passage of thresholds of 4-5 difficulty categories, Friendship of Peoples Rafting on the Katun River, ascent to the Aktru glaciers.
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The participants of The White Water of Siberia project
Nikolaj Marchenko: "Rafting is an unforgettable experience! A real level of adrenaline in the blood and a new level of extreme! I'm thankful to the organizers and Rossotrudnichestvo, to everyone who contributed to such a long and bright journey."
Natalia Grishanova: "The motto of the forum is "Minimum comfort and maximum adventure!". And it was exactly like that. After visiting the excursions and getting acquainted with Russian culture, 5 extreme days in Altai were waiting for us. 5 days of development, overcoming yourself and your fears. In such a short period of time, strangers who are in the same raft completely learn to trust each other, became one team and overcame the elements together. That's great! At the end of the forum we became one family. It was interesting, emotional, hard, sometimes scary. But as Jim Lawless says, "Go where it's scary, that's where you'll find strength." For me, participation in the forum is a unique opportunity to expand my capabilities. Thanks to Rossotrudnichestvo and everyone involved."
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The participants of The White Water of Siberia project
Move on, discover new horizons, develop!

Head of the Sports Club Natalia Grishanova