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International Cultural and Recreational Forum

«Whitewater of Siberia – 2016»


Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Cultural Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) has the honor to announce a Contest “Whitewater of Siberia 2016” and invite 30 winners to take part in International Cultural and Recreational Forum “Whitewater of Siberia 2016”

The goal of Forum

  1. Presentation of Russia as an extremely welcoming country with an amazing history and nature, acquaintance with culture, identity and people of Siberia
  2. Strengthening of the International friendship and the demonstration of the tourist potential of the Tomsk Region and the Republic of Altai to foreign guests
  3. Development of International cooperation in various spheres of human activities.
  4. Promotion of International sport and recreational rafting.

Dates, places and participants

Dates of the Forum: August 18 –27, 2016
Locations: Russia, Siberia – Tomsk region, Tomsk city,

Kopylovo village, Kyrgyzka river –

Republic of Altai, Aya village, Katun river

Dates of the Contest: June 07 – 20, 2016
Age of a candidate:   25 – 35 yrs
Date of Winners announcement: June 26, 2016

UPDATE: The Organizing Committee of the 1st International Cultural and Sports Forum “White Water Siberia – 2016” informs the participants of the competitive selection about extension of time for applications and determine the winners by July 1. This is due to the fact that the Sponsor of the Forum negotiated the selection of participants, in which the age of the participants is not limited, by mistake. However, the forum is planned as a youth forum, and it is organized in the framework of the Russian State Program “New Generation – 2016 “. The age in this Program is clearly regulated by the approved financial instruments and, unfortunately, can not be changed. Funding of the participants can be established only on the age qualification, namely 25-35 years at the time of participation in the forum.
The organizing committee of the forum apologizes and extends the  acceptance of applications up to July 1 and announce the winners participating by July 2, 2016.
We will be happy to welcome you to Russia!

Financial and organizational support

The Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)
Administration of Tomsk region
Rafting and canoe Federation of  Tomsk region
Municipal Educational Organization Kopylovsky Club «Odyssey»
Russian Geographical Society (Tomsk Region)


FORUM managers

Event Director   Alexei Shirokov               mobile +7 961096 9651

Coordinator       Evgeny Kovalevskiy              mobile +7 913 852 1037

Consultant and Advisor  Oleg  Grigoryev                    mobile + 7 926 7069792


All participants of the Forum “White Water Siberia – 2016” are provided by:

  • round trip air tickets  from the country of residence to Tomsk International Airport and back from the airport of Gorno-Altaisk to the country of residence
  • food and accommodations
  • participation in cultural and recreational programs


Day One, August 18 Check-in. Registration. Accommodation. Cultural and sightseeing program. Visit to traditional Russian sauna. the Forum opening ceremony
Day Two, August 19 Sightseeing program. Introduction to the school system of the Russian Federation. Outdoor program  with  traditional Russian games.
Day Three, August 20 Participation in the International festival «Axe 2016».
Day Four, August, 21 Sightseeing tour of Tomsk – Siberian Students Capital, visit to Tomsk universities, museums. First training session in whitewater rafting, team building. Gala dinner.
Day Five, August 22 Bus transportation to Republic of Altai. Accommodation in Hotel “Heart of Altai”  on the bank of Katun river.
Day  Six, August 23 Extreme mountain tour by quad bikes. Training rafting session. Evening concert of Altai folk groups.
Day Seven. August 24 Training rafting session. Horse riding tour. Evening folk concert – throat singing.
Day Eight, August 25 Extreme motorafting tour, transportation  to “Ilgumen” rapid, Katun river (100 km – 3:00 hours).
Day Nine, August 26 Watching All-Russia rafting championship – Slalom discipline.
Day  Ten, August 27 Friendship tour on Katun river. Closing Ceremony at the Hotel “Heart of Altai”. Transfer to Gorno-Altaisk airport, Barnaul airport. Departure.

What to do if you want to take part in the Forum

Step one: Fill online form at link à and click “send”.

Name Passport number Address Date of Birth Hobbies e.mail: Occupation Write why you want to go to the forum in Russia

Step two: Make short video presentation about yourself (2-3 minutes) and place it on file sharing, send link to Coordinator Evgeny Kovalevskiy

Step three: Receive an invitation to travel to Russia !!! Rossotrudnichestvo will arrange air-tickets and visas for all winners and send instructions about trip.

How to get additional information

Please, ask Coordinator Evgeny Kovalevskiy mobile +7 913 852 1037


Welcome to the Forum!