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Potato Festival Will Be Held In the Kaluga Region
26.07.2017 17:44
Potato Festival Will Be Held In the Kaluga Region

The festival "Potato Razgulay" will be held on Friday, July 28, in the central square of Babynino village of the Kaluga region, organizers of the event inform. Two years ago a monument to potatoes was erected here, and the root crop was chosen as the brand of the region. A year ago the festival dedicated to this vegetable was held for the first time, and this year it was given the name "Potato Razgulay".

      The program of the festival includes an exhibition of rural settlements, tasting dishes made of potatoes, an exhibition of paintings featuring potatoes and even potato ikebana and catch-up. Participants will compete for a better dish from this vegetable, a puzzle, a bouquet, an odd job, an image, etc. 

      Kaluga Region has a lot to offer both to those who are looking for marvellous landscapes and to those, who are interested in scientific and cultural heritage. The sightseeing includes Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, the Memorial House Museum of Konstantin E.Tsiolkovsky, architectural monuments of Kaluga city, as well as spiritual centres of the Saint-Vvedensky Monastary (Optina Pustyn’) and the Pafnutiev-Borovsky Monastery. Ugra National Park will surprise you by the beauty of its territory and a number of historical places tied closely to the park. Marvellous nature is an inalienable feature of Kaluga Region, where picturesque natural landscapes add special charm to the ancient towns. Kaluga Region has a population of about 1,100,000 people, with some 75% of inhabitants living in cities. One-fifth of the work force in the region has a higher education. Together with a large number of research centres and universities this leads to the high development of science and modern engineering. 

How to get there and away

To cover the distance from Moscow to Kaluga Region usually it takes some 2-3 hours, which convert many of the local tourist attractions in a popular tourist routes for one-day excursions headed from Moscow. Except specially organised bus trips there are also the following ways to get to Kaluga:


by bus from Yugo-Zapadnaya metro-station to Kaluga bus-station;

by suburban train from Kievskaya station to station Kaluga-I or Kaluga-I


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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