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ⓘ Tourism in Mordovia

Tourism in Mordovia is a part of tourism in Russia on the territory of the Republic of Mordovia.

State management of tourism in the republic was carried out by the Ministry of Sports, Physical Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Mordovia, then the Ministry of Culture, National Policy, Tourism and Archival Affairs of the Republic of Mordovia.

History of tourism development in Mordovia

In 2014, an investment project was developed in Mordovia to create a tourist and recreational cluster "City of Champions" in Saransk. The Federal Agency for Tourism recognized it as promising, the project was included in the federal target program "Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation". In order to develop domestic tourism in the republic, promote the national tourist product and raise awareness of the population in the field of tourism, a tourist information portal of Mordovia was created, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the republic, together with the "Status" magazine, launched a project called "Go to Mordovia" - a series reports on the tourist potential of the regions of Mordovia.

In 2016, Saransk was included in the interregional route "The Great Volga Route", developed taking into account the characteristics of all regions, republics and territories that are part of the Volga Federal District, in order to make it rich from a historical and cultural point vision. As part of this route, during their stay in Saransk, tourists should visit the Cathedral of F. Ushakov, the Museum of Fine Arts. SD Erzya, Makarovsky Monastery and taste dishes of national cuisine in the "Mordovskoye Podvorie". Also in 2016 Saransk was ranked 18th in the rating of the most inexpensive tourist destinations for traveling in Russia in 2015, compiled by the Travel service. u. When compiling this rating, experts were guided by the data of hotel and apartment reservations from February 1 to December 31, 2015 in the one hundred most popular Russian cities and resorts in terms of the number of bookings.

In 2017, within the framework of summing up the results of the competition "Tourist souvenir of the Republic of Mordovia", a new tourist map of Saransk and Mordovia was presented, developed by the Tourist Information Center jointly with the Ministry of Culture, National Policy, Tourism and Archival Affairs of the Republic of Mordovia. The purpose of creating a map is free distribution among residents and guests of the region, accommodation at the main tourist sites - collective accommodation facilities, catering establishments, railway and bus stations, airports, museums, TICs to reveal the tourist potential of the region, simplify the search for interesting sights and increase the attendance of significant objects of the republic.

Saransk was one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For the matches, the 45,000-seat Mordovia Arena stadium was built, which after the championship was transformed into a 26,000-seat stadium and a sports and cultural center, which houses shops, supermarkets, restaurants, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts. A five-star hotel was built in the city center on the embankment of the Saranka River. There were 22 tourist information desks in the central streets of the city, where fans could get information about transport, cultural program and the FIFA Fan Fest schedule. On the eve of the FIFA World Cup, the Tourist Information Center of the Republic of Mordovia, together with the Saransk 2018 Directorate, held a competition of tourist routes for fans in the nominations: "The best tourist route for a group of fans of the 2018 FIFA ™ World Cup", "The best individual tourist route for fans 2018 FIFA ™ World Cup ™, “Best Hiking Trail for a Family Group of 2018 FIFA ™ World Cup ™ Fans”, “Best Weekend Tour for 2018 FIFA ™ World Cup Fans”. For fans who had a sufficient amount of time, routes around the city were developed, which could be walked both with a guide, and independently or with an audio guide. The basic route "Saransk - the last mile" allowed to see one of the highest fountains of the Volga region - "Star of Mordovia", to see the city from the observation deck of the N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, to see the main sights and to be in front of the stadium in less than three hours "Mordovia Arena". A more extended route, but already of an entertainment plan - "Shumbrat, Saransk!" Hello Saransk! - offered to spend a little more time and walk around the city center, learn interesting stories about cultural and historical sites, taste Mordovian dishes, get acquainted with national games. Also, three main outing routes were developed: "Call of the Torama" introducing the sights of the republic, souvenirs, gastronomic and ethnocultural traditions; cultural and educational route "Admiral Ushakov" to the Sanaksar Monastery; the route "Reserved Mordovia" to the Mordovian nature reserve, which includes more than 10 programs, which included a course on survival in the forest. In addition, niche proposals were prepared: the "Beer Mile" route from the Saransk brewery to the best bars and restaurants; route for families with children under 12 years old; a special offer "Evening Saransk" including a gastronomic dinner, walks along the illuminated streets, a light and music show of one of the highest fountains in the Volga region.

Types of tourism in Mordovia Event tourism

The Republic of Mordovia hosts many events of various levels every year, ranging from rural folk holidays to well-known international festivals: the International Festival of Russian Drama Theaters "Compatriots", the festival of folk art "Shumbrat, Mordovia!" holidays "Aksha Kelu" and "Rasken Ozks" and many others.

The traditional Erzya holiday "Rasken Ozks" was revived in 1999 as a festival of ethnic culture and since then has been held near the village of Chukaly, Bolsheignatovsky district of Mordovia, once every three years. By the decree of the Head of the Republic of Mordovia dated 17. 6. 004 No. 80-UG Rasken Ozks, along with Aksha Kelu, Velen Ozks, Sabantui and the Day of Slavic Written Language and Culture, was included in the list of state national folk holidays in the Republic of Mordovia. The theatrical ritual begins with the invoking sound of the toram's trumpets. A large wax candle Rasken shtol, up to 3 m high, is installed on the mound. From the flame of the fire, on which food is prepared for the participants of the prayer, a generic candle is lit the buen shtol, and from it a rasken shtol. For this, the priestess ozawa carries a candle to the mound, accompanied by assistants carrying bread and honey. The four elders take the fire from her and light a large candle. After that, the priestess says a prayer to the creator god Inishkepaz and the ancestors. An important component of the ritual is a round dance, which allows the audience to become participants in the action. As part of the holiday, an interregional festival of Mordovian songs "Chants of the Mordovian Land", an interregional competition for the best Mordovian Erzyan costume "Festive shirt" "Rutsa", sports competitions and national games are held.

Types of tourism in Mordovia Ethnocultural tourism

In the village of Podlesnaya Tavla, Kochkurovsky district, there is a MUK "Ethnographic Museum" Ethno-Kudo "named after V. Omashkin". Musician and folklorist Vladimir Romashkin bought a small house in the village of Podlesnaya Tavla. Having gained fame, he dreamed of an ethno-tourist route to this village, which is known as the center of the Erzya tradition of woodcarving and disseminated information about the work of Tavlin craftsmen. Thanks to the hospitality of the owner, the house in Podlesnaya Tavla began to receive international Finno-Ugric guests from Estonia, Hungary, Finland, as well as a delegation of Russian Finno-Ugric peoples. Thanks to the help of Vladimir Ivanovich, the "Ermez" NGO held the First Republican Seminar of Woodcarvers, and then the First International Seminar of Finno-Ugric Woodcarvers "Weisen undokst" Rus. "Common Roots". House-museum "Ethno-kudo" them. V.I. Romashkina is the only owner of the collection of things and property of V.I. Romashkina, it also contains collections of the material culture of the Erzya people: household items, household utensils and household items. In the museum, all items can not only be touched by hands, but also used for their intended purpose. During festivals and holidays, when guests arrive, the hostesses cook food in the oven, bake bread and pancakes. Those who wish can stay overnight, talk with the creators and curators of the museum, with the inhabitants of the village. The museum is included in the tourist route "Syulgamo", won in the nomination "The best development of an interregional tourist route in the territory of the Volga Federal District". Participant of the route "Ethnic Mordovia". In the house-museum "Ethno-Kudo" excursions are held for preschool institutions and schools of the republic, they receive both collective and individual visitors. Events are held: regional - the annual folklore festival of Erzya and Moksha songs "Toramas terdi" rus. "Call of Torama", in 2016 it was held for the 5th time, the humorous festival "Kuldor-Kaldor"); international - sports festival of the deaf and dumb "Tyushtian nalxemat" rus "Tyushti Games" 13 participating states, International seminar of Finno-Ugric woodcarvers "Weisen undokst" Rus. "United Roots", Festival of park sculpture "Koi" rus. "Tradition". According to the State Budgetary Institution "Tourist Information Center of the Republic of Mordovia", in 2016 the number of visits to the Ethno-Kudo house-museum increased by 164%.

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