14 – 18 September // Vedrussiya
Vedrussiya autumn festival
4 nights accommodation at family estate close to festival
translation and guide service with your Russian hosts, airport transfer by arrangement
3 vegetarian healthy meals per day
Russian banya (sauna)
4 nights all inclusive at Vedrussiya
buy before 1 August – 235 euro
after 1 August – 270 euro
PLUS overnight tour with guide to dolmens at Pshada
1 night visit to Dolmens – small extra cost
21 – 29 September 2019
self-catered camping at the festival
entry by donation (500 ruble recommended minimum)
bards, traditional dances, music, poetry, theatre, workshops
food available at a choice of several cafes
daily market with fresh produce, cedar nut oil, artisan wares and traditional craft
explore the waterfall, the spring and the many dolmens at your leisure
8 nights self-catered, entry by donation
Vedrussiya is one of the largest family homestead settlements in Russia, created according to the image of Anastasia and the “Ringing Cedars of Russia” series, by Vladimir Megre. Each year, residents and guests celebrate festivals in June and September.
After the September festivals, there is a pilgrimage walk from Vedrussiya settlement to the dolmens of Zhane and Pshada. In these special hills, you will find both the forest school of Academician Shchetinin (Vol. 3, Ch. 17), and the dolmen of Anastasia’s foremother (Vol. 2, Ch. 25).
Visits to stay and experience life in a Russian family homestead can also be arranged year round – please ask! We invite you to experience the magic and beauty of the Caucasus, cradle of Indo-European civilization!
September is late summer in Vedrussiya. The days are hot and the grass is golden and long. This is the time of great activity, gardens are fruiting and the fresh produce of nature is giving its salubrious gifts. Wild plums, blackberries and mulberries grace the settlement with sweet and juicy flavours, while the residents’ gardens are full of their harvest.
Vozrozhdenie festival is held each year at the end of September and beginning of October. It is a free public event at the magical dolmens of Zhane, one of the biggest spiritual and nature festivals in Russia, attracting over a thousand people including bards, organisers, friends and supporters of the Ringing Cedars movement. Translation and guide service to the festival can be arranged at an extra cost.
Vedrussiya + Vozrozhdenie 2019
Vedrussiya is located near the town of Ilskiy, Krasnodar Krai, Russian Federation.
Airports: Krasnodar, Novorossisk, Anapa, Gelendzhik
Bus station: Ilskiy (Ильский)
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- Order a “visa invitation” at https://visatorussia.com/
- Submit visa application at your local consulate or embassy. (This can be found by an Internet search)
Australian citizens can apply for a 30-day tourist visa in Sydney or Canberra. Russian consulate Sydney requirements are listed on this web page. Document checklist to take or mail to the Consulate:Visa application formPassport photoPassportTourist confirmation letter, a.k.a “Visa invitation” (42 euros, about AU$67)Visa fee payment (AU$120)Self-addressed envelope (if applying by post)
Please also refer to information you should know before visa application.
All visa categories including long stays are listed on the consulate website.
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Approximate budget: 14 September – 29 Sep
Lower estimate represents a comfortable, energetic and “shoestring” experience of eating from fresh markets, camping, foraging, catching the bus, walking, and volunteering, with enough spending money for some good souvenirs. (e.g. woven head band, bottle of fresh pressed cedar oil, hand-made chocolate, honey).
Higher estimate represents a more comfortable accommodation and restaurant experience, personal driver and some very special natural gifts of world-class quality (e.g. Vedic shirt of antique hand-woven Ukrainian cannabis fabric made to order, 6-pack of hand-pressed cedar oils (varying options, up to 40% resin)
|travelling from Australia (AU$)||travelling from United States (US$)|
|Flight||1000 – 1500||400 – 800|
|Food / accommodation||500 – 1500||350 – 1200|
|Gifts / snacks||50 – 300||40 – 300|
|TOTAL||AU$2000 – 3950|