Krasnodar, 5 September – Yug Times. Kuban, Crimea, Sevastopol and the Rostov region have announced the launch of a joint project. The Golden Ring of the Kingdom of Bosporus is a tourist route to cover 17 ancient settlements that used to exist in the territory of contemporary southern Russia. Last week, the project was presented at a press conference held by the Krasnodar regional Minister for Resorts, Tourism and Olympic Heritage Khristofor Konstantinidi and Chair of the regional branch of the Russian Geographic Society Ivan Chaika. “We set an ambitious task to create a competitive product that would unite several southern Russian regions around a common idea, a product that would be interesting for the tourists,” Mr. Konstantinidi stressed. “The Golden Ring of the Kingdom of Bosporus will contribute to the development of various kinds of tourist activities - from agricultural to gastronomic, and it will improve the economic situation in our regions.” When learning about modern Russia’s connection to the ancient Greek history, many tourists from abroad have expressed their wish to get a personal look at the ancient heritage of the Russian Black and Azov seacoasts. Mr. Chaika explained that Kuban and the neighbouring regions are ready to organise tours of the sites of the ancient Kinbgom of Bosporus.
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