2015 Land of the Snow Leopard festival

Since its inception in 2009, this Festival has expanded into a popular youth-centered environmental movement with schoolchildren coming from as far away as Mongolia.

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Standing on Sacred Ground [2015]

Our friends at Sacred Land Film Project, another Earth Island Institute project, are thrilled to announce the broadcast of this award-winning 4-film series.

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Space for artists and entrepreneurs [2015]

One of the biggest challenges for artists in remote villages is being isolated from other artists, and the Center for Folk Arts and Crafts provides that connectivity necessary for business and creative success.

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On Our Mind in April [2023]

Morning at camp in a grassy valley. A woman walks through a group of three tents

According to Altai Republic government sources, tourism is predicted to increase by 10-12% this year over last year in the region.

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Happy 150th birthday to Grigory Choros-Gurkin! [2020]

For every Picasso and Rembrandt, there are many more lesser-known artists; this is the case with Grigoriy Choros-Gurkin (1870-1937). He is one of Altai’s greatest artists and most important cultural figures.  The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Choros-Gurkin’s birth and an ideal time to draw attention to the man and his work. Regarded…

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