In White Kalitva, I realized one very interestingThe thing is that the perception of a city or any sights largely depends on who meets you in this place, who shows it, as well as on the attitude of this person to his native hearth, at least, this definitely affects the first impression. Of course, for a deep dive you need to stop being a tourist and live a long time here, but our main goal was to meet people who care and who love that piece of land where they were born.
Honestly, a week ago Belaya Kalitva was for me only a point on the map, I did not knownothing about this city and about the people living in it. Not always guess to call in the province, if there is no well-known attractions. But I am very glad that Alexander Zabrodin invited us and was our guide for several days, during which we managed to plunge into the atmosphere of a provincial town, imbued with the spirit of freedom and Cossacks, and once again feel the natural beauty of our country.
The route of our trip and its concept can be seen here: We participate in the project "Russia for 365 days"
I am sure that each city has its ownan interesting story, stories, legends, significant places both inside and in the vicinity. It is only necessary for someone to take up this business and organize sightseeing tours, promoting their city in the market of tourism and recreation. Thus, you can create a favorite business and popularize your hometown or village. This was recently written by my mother, who traveled to Myshkin city, and impressed with how "mystery" squeeze everything to the maximum from their brand.
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People of White Kalitva
Alexander Zabrodin - master of sports, coachmountaineering in the school of Olympic reserve and a loving husband. He made about 360 ascents, on Elbrus alone was 33 times, now he is preparing for an expedition to Everest. Pupils, many of whom later become masters of sports and champions of Russia, often call him “the second father”, as he instills in them the values of life and teach them to be real men and women. Once Alexander worked in Switzerland, but returned to his hometown, and now he does not even think of leaving here. Alexander was involved in and continues to engage in projects related to tourism and recreation in the vicinity of Belaya Kalitva. Sasha, if you read these lines, thank you once again with Svetlana for such a warm welcome. Despite the fact that you refused to talk about yourself, we still managed to get some information out of you these days.
Ivan Ivanovich Kolodkin - a colorful man anda bright representative of the Don Cossacks, Old Believer, local historian and historian. Although not everyone agrees with the last title, saying that he came up with a lot of things. We listened to him with bikes for several hours, enjoying the old words and turns, already dropped out of our language. And who would not say that, but Ivan Ivanovich seemed to us the kindest person who lives according to conscience.
Nikolai Grigorievich Kurilkin - deputy. heads of administration for agriculture, an active peasant, who cherishes for the culture of his native land and restores monuments with his own money. Nikolai Grigorievich gave us a short tour of Dyadin farm.
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There is still hope
With each new acquaintance there is an increasingconfidence in the future and that there is still hope. Not in the officials hitch, not in bad power, but in ourselves. You need to change your mentality, and not to make a revolution. It is ordinary people who bring up a new generation, serve as an example for them. And then our children become the very presidents, governors, powerful businessmen themselves. We ourselves can change this world, now ...