National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project

Two of the rescued Russian bear cubs featured in the National Geographic Russia article.When I was a child, the borders of my country were closed. I grew up in the Soviet Union and only the most privileged members of society and airline flight attendants (which all the girls wanted to be) had the opportunity to see the world.

For the rest of us, the only way to travel abroad was by reading “Around the World”, a magazine that arrived to the front door of every Soviet family.

Then came perestroika and the borders opened up.

Many of us began to travel but still it’s considered somewhat of a luxury and only 17% of Russian citizens have a passport.

Today, Russia prints glossy foreign magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, and many others.

Each magazine is a true work of art.

They are published on good paper with very beautiful photos. These magazines are still the only way for most Russians get to experience the world, to learn about the traditions of other nations, to admire exotic places and animals, and so much more.

The domestic National Geographic and GEO magazines even help to find out more about our own country. Russia is the largest country in the world and it takes you more than 10 hours to fly from the East to the West!

Editors and journalists are always looking for the best stories for their publication, stories that will be of interest to readers from all across the country.

This month, we are very pleased to share with you a National Geographic Russia feature article, highlighting our very own Orphan Bear Rescue project in Russia, please enjoy!

--LA

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