The Russian Geographical Society is developing a guide to the objects of the Golden Ring of the Bosporus Kingdom cross-regional route, which they plan to release in printed and electronic formats by the end of the year. This was announced by the chairman of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society, the Golden Ring of the Bosporus Kingdom project coordinator Ivan Chaika.
"It will include information about the ancient objects themselves and about the cities where they are located. This is symbolic, since this year is 2.5 thousand years since the founding of the ancient Bosporus Kingdom. The guidebook will be released both in printed format and in electronic version, which will be posted on the Internet. It will allow a wider audience of potential tourists who plan to choose the South of Russia for leisure, to remotely familiarize themselves with the objects of the already popular tourist route, so that, if interested, they could make corrections to their holiday program", — Ivan Chaika said.
He emphasized that the guidebook will allow not only to popularize the route remotely, but will also help tourists, who subsequently decide to go on a trip along it, to plan a trip and route without the help of guides. Chaika added that all the necessary historical and visual information has already been collected for the guidebook, now the material is being edited for the publication.
The Golden Ring of the Bosporus Kingdom is a cross-regional tourist route jointly developed by the relevant departments of the Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol and the Rostov Region. It combines the landmarks of the ancient era in the Rostov Region, Krasnodar Territory, Crimea and Sevastopol. These are the surviving objects of the ancient period, thematic museums, archaeological sites, as well as modern centers of wine tourism. The overall coordination of the project is carried out by the Russian Geographical Society with the support of the Federal Agency for Tourism. The route positions Russia in the international arena as one of the unique centers of ancient culture and civilization. In April last year, President Vladimir Putin cited the route as an example, demonstrating diversity of the Russian history.