Pearls of nature
Evenkia, everyouthful north beauty, incomparable charmer of virgin nature. This is the place of living for one of scanty nations of Russia - Evenks. In this expansive land where opened plains stretch right up to the skyline the mercury column is oscillating over the hundred degrees' scale during the year-time. In hard frost of winter everything is coloured in whity-bleu but summer reveals red basalts of ancient mountains, darc green cover of taiga, blue eyes of lakes, playing with inimitable tints patterns of thousands of rivers and rivulets full of "living silver" - white salmons, graylings, sigs and loaches.
To ramble in this marvellous places is what every traveller dreams of. One can amass a rich collection of minerals: bluish-grey agat, graphite familiar from childhood as a pencil lead, bright-motley jasper...
In still preserved wilderness of taiga there are found squirrels and sables, ermines and Siberian weasels, white hares and foxes, permanent visitors of shooting-boxes - brown bears. But the special pride of the region, its distinctive visiting card are the reindeer and the mighty master of north forests, the elk. They provide Evenks with food and splendid furry clothes, they serve as the most popular mean of transport. And although often motor-sledge, aircrafts and helicopters intrude into the life of local inhabitants deer remain irreplaceable friends
The most vivid and deep impressions from Evenkia retain after meeting with indigenous people. Drastic laws of the stern nothern nature generate conditions under which it is not only hard but even impossible to survive without such personal qalities as open-heartedness and unfeigned concern. Whoever you may be here you will be offered warmth of fire and food without being expected anything in return. That is the custom.