Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to take part in a mission of the Russian Geographical Society in the Crimea before the end of August. Details of Putin's trip to the Crimea will be kept secret right till the moment when the trip begins. However, it transpired that the goal of the mission is to explore places of interest on the peninsula, including the places associated with the Silk Road.
Noteworthy, the Russian Geographical Society has been exploring the Crimea for more than 160 years already. In the next few years, geographers will conduct extensive work to accelerate the process of Crimea's incorporation into economic, political and social fields of Russia.
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The Crimean expedition was arranged following instructions from President Putin. At a meeting of Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographical Society that celebrates 170 years in 2015, Vladimir Putin said that projects of the Russian Geographical Society form people's attitude to their motherland.
This year, the Russian Geographical Society has already conducted a number of expeditions. In honor of the 170th anniversary of the organization and the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, a group of Crimean residents with the support of the Crimean branch of the Russian Geographical Society went on a tourist expedition "On the route of the Silk Road." The group ascended to the summit of Chatyr-Dag Mount to hoist the flags of the Russian Geographical Society, the Republic of Crimea and Russia on top of the mountain in honor of the reunification of the peninsula with Russia.
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