Vladivostok International Airport© Press service of Vladivostok International Airport
26 September 2016

Vladivostok Airport arrivals greeted by Amur tigers and Far Eastern leopards

A photo exhibition of Far Eastern leopards and Amur tigers opened on 22 September in the domestic arrivals terminal of Vladivostok International Airport. The exhibition is sponsored by Vladivostok International Airport, the Far Eastern Leopards autonomous non-profit organisation and the Amur Tiger Centre.

"Vladivostok Airport is a popular venue for various art projects that entertain our passengers as they wait for their flight. Our travellers are particularly interested in the wildlife of the Primorye Territory. We are very glad that our airport has been working together with public and state organisations for several years now to raise awareness among the local population and visitors about the unique local flora and fauna," said Olesya Mitsai, spokesperson of the airport.

On display are images by photographer and documentary filmmaker Vasily Solkin, Svetlana Sutyrina, deputy director for research at the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve, and Anatoly Boyarinov from the Russian Forest Protection Centre.

The airport has hosted photo exhibitions of the Far Eastern wildlife before. Primorye Territory animals graced its walls in 2013 and 2014. The staff were rewarded for their energetic cooperation with Land of the Leopard National Park with the right to name the leopard Leo 18M. They chose the name Hors in honour of the Slavic god of the sun.

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