Средне-Волжский комплексный биосферный резерват
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On February 8, the celebration of the start Of the international dog sledding race "VOLGA QUEST 2020"was held in the village of Shiryaevo. This year's race was part of THE legendary dog MUSHING CHAMPIOSHIP series of dog EVENTS around the world, organized by Qrill Pet Arctic World Series, in support of dog welfare, beautiful nature, and adventure sports. The final stage of the series will be held in Alaska.
Participants of the competition will have to go two distances of 460 km (Big Volga) and 250 km (Middle Volga)
The route of the race this year is completely laid on the territory of the national Park "Samarskaya Luka", after which the participants will finish in the village of Shiryaevo. The middle Volga will finish on February 10, the Big Volga on February 13. Each stage will end with a solemn award ceremony for the winners. 
This year the race became the most mass in the history of "Volga Quest", started out 23 participantsr with his sled.
The opening ceremony was attended by the race organizers-the international expedition center "Silver of the North", the Volga Quest Committee, Sigmund Nordahl-a representative of Aker Bio Marine (Norway), the initiator of QPAWS, representatives Of the national Park "Samarskaya Luka", the administration of the city of Zhigulevsk, the Zhigulevsky reserve named after Sprygin, as well as race sponsors. 
Fluffy while the athletes were preparing to start, the audience could meet the participants, make memorable photos and warm up with tea from a samovar and dancing to the lively tunes of folk musicians. 
We hope that this event will become a traditional event and will take an honorable place in event tourism on Samara Luka.