Advice 1: Where Seliger

Seliger – a system of lakes located on the territory of the Tver and Novgorod regions in Russia. The lake is annually held the famous youth forum of the same name.
Where Seliger

Lake Seliger



Lake Seliger is located in the Tver region, 370 kilometers from Moscow. Another name Seliger – Ostashkov by name located on the shore town Ostashkov.

In fact, Seliger is a chain of lakes of glacial origin, which are fed by more than one hundred tributaries, including the river Roach, Krapivenka and Cheremuha. The lake is located at an altitude of 205 meters above the sea level. The coastline is over 500 miles. While the coastline is very indented, with many headlands, stretches of river and creeks, and the lake is a lot of Islands.

The lake is extraordinarily scenic, and the water is very clean and transparent (transparency depth of up to five metres!). On one of the Islands (Stolobny) is the monastery Nilova Pustyn. The lake is home to over 30 species of fish.
In the bays and backwaters, in addition to reeds and cattails grow yellow pods and white lilies, the banks are overgrown with coniferous and deciduous trees.


The lake is navigable, it is a very popular place for tourism. On the shores and Islands there are numerous recreation.

The Forum "Seliger"



Special popularity lake Seliger acquired by the eponymous youth forum, a Pro-government movement "Nashi", which is held here annually since 2005. Originally it was an indoor camp for activists. Currently (2009 – Year of youth) the event also supervises the Federal Agency for youth Affairs, and the camp is open to all comers.

In the early days of the camp's existence it was held every year in one shift (two weeks), during which participants were ideological and athletic training. Now the forum is organized in several shifts on topics including politics, art, sports, tourism, entrepreneurship, leadership and others.

The hymn – the song "Who if not us", the former anthem before one of the projects of the movement "Nashi".
In 2010, activists of the movement "Stal" have organized a forum on the installation "you are not welcome", exposed on stakes the heads of mannequins depicting the face of a number of public figures.


During its existence the camp has been repeatedly criticized. So, tourists and locals say that after the vote is a huge amount of garbage. In addition, presented some unethical action by the members of the camp. In 2011, the Khimki forest was held the forum "Antiseliger".

Advice 2 : The legend of lake Seliger

During the Ice age, around 25,000 years ago, descended the glacier, which created the Valdai hills, with its rolling hills. The formed hole began to be filled by meltwater, thus was born the famous lake Seliger. The lake has clear water, which corresponds to its name which is translated from Finnish as "selhea has meaning "pure, clear".
The legend of lake Seliger

Surprise lake also located a number of Islands, of which there are about 169 pieces. Many of them are not that large in area (about 10 meters in diameter), but the biggest is the island Khachin, which is the 13 small private lakes.

About the amazing lake Seliger with its diversity of Islands was composed no less amazing and beautiful legend. Legend says that in very ancient times on earth lived the brothers of lake Ilmen and Seliger. The brothers were Volga-sister, whom they loved very much. And here asked Volga to show her the Caspian sea, of whose grandeur she had heard. Could not refuse her brothers and promised to fulfill the desire. They gathered in the campaign, but agreed to go all together and only during the day, not to get lost and not get lost. This was done, walked several days they. But one night woke up a'men brother and saw the brother Seliger had cheated him and left with her sister secretly. Angry brother Ilmen for such treachery, and cursed him for his deception with these words: "Oh, who betrayed me brother Seliger, curse you for infidelity! So let your back will be a hundred humps!" The gods have heard it, and for the fact that Seliger had violated the oath, he performed a curse brother. Since then, and is Seliger for yourself the Islands-the humps.

Today the lake has a coastline of 590 kilometers. The water area of 260 square kilometers. Seliger has large and small pools, which are connected by Straits. Ples is a relatively large area body of water lake, located between the Islands.

Has the lake and the Straits, a narrow of them is called mitarai, called large rivers. The total number of spills is 23 pieces. The lake has a sandy bottom. Because of the many shoals, located on the lake, swim in it can only be a small trial, however, there is a large depression, whose depth is 30 meters.

The lake itself and surrounding landscapes are filled with charming beauty, so you should visit this place.

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