As part of the Travel Month festival, a photo exhibition by participants of the first stage of the Zapad-Vostok (West-East) expedition is being shown at the Karl Bull Collection of Historical Photographs in St. Petersburg. National Geographic Russia and National Geographic Traveler are the main informational partners to the expedition and photographic exhibition.
The Zapad-Vostok expedition covered a long route from St. Petersburg, Russia to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia together with National Geographic magazine. The journey’s mission was to popularize active lifestyles and the desire to learn about the world, to foster tolerance toward different cultures and to disseminate information about the places of interest, culture, natural beauty and people found of Eurasia.
Children of the Lopukhinsky Orphanage were among the assembled guests, and Zapad-Vostok expedition participants told the young people about modern travels and travelers. As a souvenir from the festival, National Geographic gave the children a collection of NG books including “Ancient Egypt,” Ancient Greece” and “Italy.” In addition, the orphanage received a free six-month subscription to National Geographic Russia.
The gallery of the Karl Bull Collection of Historical Photographs in St. Petersburg is located at Nevsky Prospekt 54 and works daily from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Information is available at telephone 312-2083. More details can be found at