Having come home from Altai you will find out that vivid memories of the trip
stalk you for quite a time, and you'll share them with your friends showing
pictures and souvenirs made up by Altai craftsmen. These can be purely Russian
paintings and elm souvenirs, ceramics, tapestry, decorative wood carvings, wickerwork,
postcards, pictures and videos of your trip depicting landscapes, natural sanctuaries
and other local sights.
You are sure to share your impressions of the most delicious fruit, berries,
mountain honey and Altai cheeses as Altai is world famous for its products.
This can be proved by the fact that the World Wildlife Fund includes Altai in
the 15,000 most valuable natural areas.
In autumn 2007 Barnaul hosted the 1st World Cheese Festival where 24 cheesemaking
enterprises of Altai and France took part. A new Guinness record - "The
world's biggest wheel of cheese" - was registered on November 15. The cheese
weighed 721 kg, having been made at the Altai Creamery to mark the 70th anniversary
of Altai Krai.
The French cheese makers were impressed having tried the Altai cheese: "We
were aware of the fact that Altai cheese is ecologically clean, but we couldn't
know it is THAT clean!"