On September 2 Tomsk department of the Russian Geographical Society, which is represented by the participants of the round-the-world expedition and the Translantio foundation signed a memorandum of cooperation. The meeting with the founder of the foundation, Celso Gonzalez, was attended by Julia Kalyuzhnaya, Executive Director of the Tomsk branch of the RGS, Eugene Kovalevskiy, head of the around-the-world expedition Russian Ocean Way and Stanislav Berezkin, skipper of the expedition trimaran and member of the RGS.
“Translatio” was founded in Spain, in the city of Vigo, where the trimaran of the circumnavigation expedition of the Russian Geographical Society is currently located. The foundation organizes international nautical projects aimed at the development and popularization of the art of sailing around the world. According to the idea of their next project, in 2022 iconic ships of our time will sail from Israel to Spain along the Mediterranean Sea, repeating the route of the Holy Apostle James. The project has an important historical and cultural mission and brings together sailors from different countries. It is planned that the pilgrimage will be joined by Russian ships “Standart”, “Kruzenshtern” and “Sedov”.
The Tomsk branch of the RGS received an invitation to participate in the international project.
“The year 2021 was declared by the Pope the Year of St. James and extended in connection with the coronavirus pandemic also for 2022. It is symbolic that it is in 2022 that this ambitious project will take place, and we will be involved in some way. Saint James is the patron saint of Spain, and his path, which crowns Galicia (Santiago de Palo), has become a true symbol of the Spanish region, “- said Julia Kalyuzhnaya.