Winter at the country lodge Kiya

Durminskoye Forest Reserve

All photos were taken by Alexander Batalov

Bird
Bird
Ussuri Wild Boar
Ussuri Wild Boar
Himalayan Black Bear
Himalayan Black Bear
Brown Bears
Brown Bears
Roe deer
Roe deer
Brown bear cubs
Brown bear cubs
Sable
Sable
Wild grapes
Wild grapes
Cottage
Cottage

Akishma river

Akishma is the most difficult river for rafting in the Khabarovsk territory.

In 1992 together with a group of  American tourists, we rafted along the Akishma river. It was the first group of foreign tourists who rafted in the Russian Far East. Unfortunately at that time we did't have digital cameras, so photos are not very good quality.

Ready for rafting
Ready for rafting

I am ready for journey!

Start of journey
Start of journey

We started our journey from the bank of Amur river, where we boarded the helicopter.

Waiting the weather at  the Chegdomin airport
Waiting the weather at the Chegdomin airport

Airport in the village Chegdomin. We were waiting for good weather to continue our flight to the river.

Our helicopter
Our helicopter
Frame of catamaran
Frame of catamaran
Pumping the tube of catamaran
Pumping the tube of catamaran

Russian way of pumping the tube.

Pumping the tube of catamaran2
Pumping the tube of catamaran2
Preparing for the rafting
Preparing for the rafting
Ready to start
Ready to start

Rafting begins