Bringing Volunteerism and Sustainable Tourism together: a Case of the Great Baikal Trail Project

The 25th IAVE World Volunteer Conference just came to the end yesterday.

Held since 1970, this event brings together the third sector practitioners from around the world and serves as a main meeting point to exchange ideas and experiences around volunteerism.  Continue reading “Bringing Volunteerism and Sustainable Tourism together: a Case of the Great Baikal Trail Project”

Join 10 MILLION BETTER Campaign now

Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit organization that works towards better tourism. Based in the USA, it strives for the right balance between economic development, green growth, and protection of natural and cultural assets globally. Continue reading “Join 10 MILLION BETTER Campaign now”

Without the participation of intuition, sensibility, and understanding, photography is nothing. All these faculties must be closely harnessed, and it is then that the capture of a rare picture becomes a real physical delight (Henri Cartier-Bresson).


Life is so full of little enjoyable occurancies we often stop noticing at our day-to-day frenetic pace. That’s why every now and then I like to step outdoors with my camera hanging from the shoulder. Nowhere else as on nature, a timeless muse, you can feel so sensitive to the beauty of the surrounding world. Either unusual patterns found in leaves or Zen-like calmness of water, all natural scenes and landscapes have a story to share. Take a minute and get your moment of delight. All photographs are taken with Canon EOS 100 D.



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Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Buryatia

As a part of contractual work I was involved into the tourism promotion project of the Ministry of the Republic of Buryatia. Within this project Buryatia was presented for the first time in its history at ITB 2018 – the world’s largest tourism trade fair – that takes place annually in Berlin. Continue reading “Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Buryatia”

The Renewables Academy RENAC

During my time with RENAC as a working student I developed a profound understanding of working in communications. Directly supervised by a Head of PR and Marketing I had a chance to get into one of the most promising industries that works towards sustainable development such as renewable energy. Continue reading “The Renewables Academy RENAC”

Brandenburg University of Technology

Here you can find several academic papers written during my Master’s studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology.

Established in 1999, World Heritage Studies is the international Master’s programme designed around the UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. 

Approaching complex heritage phenomenon from contrary perspectives such as conservation and sustainable development, promotion and marketing, I developed truly holistic thinking over my studies. Let alone, it was always a challenging task to develop coherent management strategies and solutions that successfully address needs of all stakeholders involved.


  1. Tourism Innovation as a Driver for Rural Development in Europe. Case Studies from Germany
  2. Considerations for Sustainable Tourism and Visitor Management at Mtskheta World Heritage Site in Georgia
  3. Using New Technology to Mitigate Traffic Congestion in Mega Cities
  4. Geological, paleontological, and geomorphic objects of the Lena Pillars Nature Park, Russia
  5. Analyzing Interpretation of the Master Plan at Museum Island