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ⓘ Tourism in Kalmykia

Tourism in Kalmykia is a branch of the economy of Kalmykia, part of tourism in Russia. Kalmykia has conditions for the development of tourism, but its tourism potential is not fully exploited. Historical heritage, geographical location and natural resources create preconditions for the development of cultural, educational, religious, ecological, equestrian, sports and other types of tourism.

Public administration in the field of tourism

The executive authority in the field of tourism development is the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kalmykia. From 1997 to 2002, this department carried out licensing of international tourism activities, supervision and control over licensees. Thirty travel companies from the Republic of Kalmykia and other regions of Russia received licenses.

In 2000, the Law of the Republic of Kalmykia "On tourist activities in the Republic of Kalmykia" dated April 13, 2000 No. 57-P-Z, as well as the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kalmykia "On the development of tourist activities in the Republic of Kalmykia" were adopted "dated October 23, 2000. No. 181, aimed at creating favorable conditions for the development of tourism in the Republic of Kalmykia, ensuring republican guarantees of the level of qualifications of tourism specialists and the safety of citizens when traveling.

By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kalmykia dated April 23, 2001 No. 66 "On the republican target program" Development of tourist activities in the Republic of Kalmykia for 2001-2006 ", a republican target program was approved, the purpose of which is to attract investment in the tourism sector , the creation of new jobs, as well as the integration of the Republic of Kalmykia as a constituent entity of the Russian Federation into the system of the international tourist market. The main directions of the program were: engineering arrangement of objects of the tourist and recreational complex of the Republic of Kalmykia, organization of tourism activities and management of tourism development, personnel and scientific support, development of inbound and domestic tourism, development of social tourism in the main areas, implementation of measures to form and promote the national tourism product ... Also 2001 was declared the Year of Tourism Development in Kalmykia.

In 2004, the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation identified 13 tourist zones of federal significance. According to this division, Kalmykia entered the Volga tourist zone.

By the Decree of the People's Khural of the Republic of Kalmykia dated February 16, 2006 No. 808-II, the Law of the Republic of Kalmykia dated February 17, 2006 No. 257-III-З "On state support of tourist activities in the Republic of Kalmykia" was adopted, which establishes the forms and measures of state support for tourist activities on the territory of the Republic of Kalmykia and is aimed at creating a favorable investment climate in the republic.

According to the concept of the federal target program "Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation 2019 - 2025," Kalmykia is designated as a region that should be included in the promising tourist enlarged investment project "Caspian", it will also include the Astrakhan region and Dagestan.

By Order of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Kalmykia dated June 8, 2018 No. 161 "On Approval of the Concept for the Development of Domestic and Inbound Tourism in the Republic of Kalmykia for 2019 - 2025", a concept was approved, the purpose of which is to determine the priority areas of development and the formation of the infrastructure of the tourism industry in the Republic of Kalmykia, as well as the marketing and information and communication environment for the growth of the volume of tourism services.

Characteristics of tourism in Kalmykia

Kalmykia has an insignificant share of the tourist flow on the Russian tourist market. Tourist flows are seasonal and uneven territorially. The bulk of tourists are one-day sightseers from nearby regions. A significant part of tourist groups purchase tours with excursions in nearby regions. The most popular are tourist sites located in the capital of Kalmykia - the city of Elista. In the summer, the water resources of the Lagansky and Yustinsky regions are used.

Tourism of Kalmykia has an outbound orientation. Private travel companies and entrepreneurs are engaged in summer seasonal transportation of tourists to other regions, more often to resort areas of the Black Sea coast. Inbound tourism is most often manifested in the form of a business trip with an introductory tour of Kalmykia, amateur tourism, hunting and fishing. Tourists often come in their cars from Russia and neighboring countries. Amateur tourists, fishermen and hunters live in tents, at tourist centers, in the private sector.

Tours to Montenegro


Predator Tournament

The Predator 2012 Tournament will take place in the Republic of Kalmykia!

On October 21, on the Volga-Chograi canal of the Yashkul region, an interregional spinning fishing tournament "Predator-2012" will be held. The organizer of the popular sporting event is the Kalmykia Fishing Sport Federation. The competition will be held in one stage. The winner will be the one who catches the most predatory fish.

Lotus Blossom

The Kalmykia Tourism Development Fund informs that the beginning of the lotus bloom in 2012 is postponed until July 20 due to the cool summer.

Tulip blossoms started in Kalmykia

Ecotourism in Russia. The tulips are in bloom!

To sign up for a trip or form groups for a trip to tulip flowers, please contact our contact numbers in Elista and Moscow, or by e-mail, which is indicated above.

The cost of a trip to the flowering of tulips in Kalmykia: from 750 to 3500 rubles. Read the rest of the entry "

Active tours in Montenegro: selection of a tour for any tourist. Go on exciting hikes with the Adventure Club along a variety of routes!


All-Russian Exhibition of Pedigree Sheep

The All-Russian Exhibition of Pedigree Sheep began in the city of Elista, the capital of the Buddhist Republic of Kalmykia. Sheep of the Kalmyk fat-tailed, Karakul, Grozny, Stavropol, Volgograd, Kuibyshev, North Caucasian, Romanov, Dagestan mountain and other breeds, Zaanen and Orenburg downy goats were brought by the best breeding factories, pedigree reproducers, gene-fund farms, Karates and KFH Kalmyk-Tatarstan , adjacent Read the rest of the entry "

Fine for tulips from up to rubles

Attention! Fines for plucked tulips, snowdrops and lilies of the valley!

According to Article 8/35 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation for the destruction of rare and endangered plant species listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation, or for their extraction, collection and acquisition, an administrative fine is imposed:

for citizens - from 1500 to 2500 rubles,

for officials from 15 to 20 thousand rubles, Read the rest of the entry "

Tulip Festival Opening

The 2013 Tulip Festival will open tomorrow, April 20 at 13.0.

The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Kalmykia invites you to the Tulip Festival in the Priyutnensky District!

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