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16.04.2001 - ITAR-TASS Informs:

Conference on Research and Rational Use of Natural Resources Held in Belomorsk

Petrozavodsk, April 16 /The ITAR-TASS corr. Valery Potashov/. About 70 scholars from Moscow, St.Petersburg, Murmansk, Archangelsk, and Petrozavodsk participated in the VIII Interregional Conference on Research, Rational Use, and Protection of the White Sea Resources. The organizers of the forum are Zoological institute of Russian Academy of Science (RAS), Interdepartmental ichthyologic commission, and the Northern section of Polar research institute of fish industry and oceanography.

As the academician Alexander Alimov, director of Zoological institute RAS informed the Itar-Tass correspondent, the participants of the conference will give special attention to the issues of mariculture development in the White sea. The academician believes that industrial traut and seaweed breeding might exersice significant influence on the economy of the White sea district of the Republic of Karelia. Besides, the participants of the conference would like to appeal to the Government of the Russian Federation. They are going to ask it to find financial resources for the revival of the "White Sea" project, which makes up a section of the federal program "World Ocean".

"Folk - Marathon" Held in the Capital of the Republic of Karelia

Petrozavodsk, April 16 /The ITAR-TASS corr. Valery Potashov/. 20 original musical groups from Russia, Finland, Great Britain, and the USA came to the capital of Karelia where the second international festival of modern folk music "Folk-Marathon" was opened. The organizers are the Center of musical initiatives "Myullyarit", the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Karelia, and Karelian center of folk creativity.

As Sergey Zobnev, director of the center of musical initiatives "Myullyarit" informed at the press-conference held today, a lot of Russian and foreign groups were willing to come to Petrozavodsk after the first "Folk-Marathon" held last April. The interest to the Karelian city was warmed up by Alexander Cheparukhin, famous producer of ethnic musical projects. He called Petrozavodsk the Russian capital of folklore.

During this week the participants of the festival will perform on 6 best concert stages of the city. Besides, folklore performances for children will be held daily in Karelian center of folk creativity. Last updated: 18 April 2001

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