Twelve militants of Islamic Jihad Mujahideen Jamaat grouping detained in KaliningradSociety & Culture April 27, 2:14
Russian Prosecutor General’s Office finds another 3 NGOs to be undesirableRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 21:42
Moscow ‘seriously concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:55
North Korea ‘neither fears war nor wants to avoid it,’ says country’s UN missionWorld April 26, 20:37
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry to continue helping Serbia in mine clearance in 2017Military & Defense April 26, 20:20
Putin says Russia, China maintain relations at 'unprecedentedly high level'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:02
Polls shows number of happy Russians at record-breaking historic highSociety & Culture April 26, 19:27
IS recruiting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan — Russia’s General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 18:49
Coffin with presumed remains of 19th century Russian general dug up in TurkeySociety & Culture April 26, 18:26
ST. PETERSBURG, October 13 (Itar-Tass) - Travelers from Kazakhstan plan to make the world’s first-ever round-the-globe camel journey, Baktiyar Kozhakhmetov, the initiator of the journey and director of the Ulytau national history and nature reserve, told an international tourism forum in St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Organizers have started to agree the route and prepare animals for the long yomp. They hope for assistance from partners in Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany.
The expedition will start from Russia’s Altai mountains and will be bound for Europe. After crossing the Czech Republic, Germany and France, the traveler will take a plane to cross the Atlantic. In North America, they will traverse the United States’ Texas and California on camels and again will take a plane, this time for China. From China, they will return to its starting point in the Altai, Kozhakhmetov told Itar-Tass.
According to Kozhakhmetov, a camel journey is much harder to get prepared to that any other expedition, including bicycle and horseback ones. “Maybe, an elephant expedition would be more difficult to organize,” he noted. To set off for their camel expedition, the organizers must choose roads with the right surface, ensure veterinary backing and settle border and other formalities.
Because of veterinary restriction in European countries, the travelers will have to change their Kazakhstan’s camels for the ones rented in Russia, the United State and China.
According to Kozhakhmetov, it will take about three years to get prepared for the five-camel expedition, which last four years.
He said that there had been attempts to organize camel round-the-globe expeditions in other countries but they all had failed. Kozhakhmetov is an experiences camel traveler - in 1999-2005 his caravan reached the Austrian border.