In Stockholm, where the crew spent 3 days (July 9-11), Stanislav Berezkin and Evgeny Kovalevsky met photographer Ruslan Bdykov. After learning about the expedition, Ruslan got eager to become a part of the crew. Moreover, the men hit it off, and it was agreed to invite Ruslan to join the crew at the stage of transition from Sweden to Denmark.
Ruslan, a man from Russia, has been living in Sweden for 15 years. He came here for work and stayed here. He is a builder by occupation – one of the projects he is working on is a bridge in the center of Stockholm. Besides, Ruslan is engaged in photo and video shooting, which contribute to the expedition: during the five-day transition he will shoot the material that will serve as the basis of the educational multimedia project for Russian students called ‘Live Geography Lessons’. Creating of ‘live’ lessons is one of the most important round-the-world voyage’s missions.
“I came to take photos but asked for it,” jokes Ruslan about joining the crew.
Ruslan, along with the shipman and the conductor of the expedition, keeps watches offshore and sets up life on a trimaran. Evgeny Kovalevsky described the new crew member as ‘as cool as cucumber’.