Mongolian-Russian biological expedition opens exhibition

A new exhibition “Mongolia is far and near” opened at the State Darwin Museum in Russia, is attracting attention from Mongolian and Russian students, academics, researchers, and locals.

The State Darwin Museum and the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Russian Academy of Sciences launched the exhibition earlier this month on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Joint Russian-Mongolian Integrated Biological Expedition of the Academy of Sciences of Mongolia and Russian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition displays floral diversity exhibits, paintings by Konstantin Flerov during his trips to Mongolia, and taxidermy of large mammals in Mongolia, such as the Mongolian gazelle, wolf and Przewalski’s horse, as well as taxidermy of rodents that inhabit different natural zones of the country – jerboas, Mongolian gerbils and hamsters, yellow pies and more.

During the opening of the exhibition that gathered around 200 guests and Mongolian students in Moscow presented a mini cultural performance.

The exhibition will be open through April 26 at the State Darwin Museum.