Siberia became a real attraction for numerous sportsmen in the last summer month, since it hosted an international cultural and sports event called Rafting Forum “White Water of Siberia – 2016” that was held in Tomsk and Altay regions. Foreign participants were accompanied in this adventure by Russian rafting devotees and a team of volunteer interpreters selected by Lingvista.
Nothing is impossible for courageous rafting lovers: sportsmen from 19 countries were not afraid of traveling to the very heart of the far Siberia. Exploring the nature, meeting Russian traditions and dealing with other participants, they were assisted by the team of enthusiastic volunteers. We had announced the event on our website beforehand, interviewed and selected young interpreters.
There were a lot of attractions for the foreign travelers; they visited our annual international festival-competition of carpenters "Holiday of Axe", a reconstructed fortress of the Siberian Cossacks "Kazachiy Ostrog" and enjoyed the wayward Katun River with its peerless rafting opportunities. Memories about long-distance mountain hiking, gathering around a campfire and surviving chilling Siberian nights will certainly be cherished in adventurers’ hearts for the long haul. Sportsmen and volunteers became true friends by the end of the forum – the most desirable and valuable consequence of the event.
The CMAS Finswimming World Cup Final 2016 is taking place in Tomsk these days. What comes next? We’ll see, but one thing is clear: we are always here to provide comprehensive linguistic support for international events of any kind.
photos provided by volunteers