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NAZRAN, May 2 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s North Caucasian republic of Ingushetia officially opened the 2013 tourist season on Wednesday. Ingushetia’s first tourist festival was held in the mountainous Dzheirakhsky district. The festival drew about 1,300 people from all of Russia’s regions and foreign countries.
Ingushetia’s head, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov took part in the opening ceremony. “I thank you for coming to Ingushetia. I hope you will remember the time you will spend here. The Ingush people has a very rich culture and history, so we have something to tell you about,” he said. He invited people to spend their vacations at the Dzheirakh ski resort, which open for visitor throughout the year. “We have everything needed for a good vacationing and health improvement,” he said. In his words, the resort offer “fresh air, healthy food and a rich cultural program.”
The guests had an opportunity to visit the 8th century Christian temple Tkhabaerdy and the Vovnushki castle complex.