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Festivals as a sustainable development tool in the remote Arctic regions (case study of Teriberka, Russia)

Authors: Maria Monakhova*, University of Northern Iowa
Topics: Russia, Tourism Geography, Sustainability Science
Keywords: sustainable development, sustainability, the Arctic, Russia, sustainable festivals, sustainable Arctic festivals
Session Type: Paper
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Sustainable development refers to changes brought both locally and globally, creating a better world for individuals and future generations. Sustainable development in the Arctic shares the same approach, yet the smallness and remoteness of the Arctic localities often present a challenge to its implementation (Larsen & Huskey, 2015). I believe that the remarkable beauty, culture, history, and geography of these regions may generate positive returns for sustainable development through the organization of festivals. This paper examines an annual festival Teriberka (former name "The New Life" festival) taking place in a small same-name town in the Kola Peninsula in Russia.

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