On 28 May, 2014, the fourth partner meeting of a large scale project „Development of the unique Narva-Ivangorod fortresses ensemble as a single cultural and tourist object” took place in Ivangorod

Project activities are concentrated on restoration of Victoria bastion in Narva and the Small Powder Granary in Ivangorod and conservation of the Quadrangular fortress of 1492 .

Meeting participants got acquainted with Small Powder Granary reconstruction works and recorded significant progress – Small Powder Granary reconstruction works are in its final phase. Only interior finishing works are not ready yet. Restoration works were carried out by a well-known construction company „Stroitelnaya Cultura” that implemented construction works in Ivangorod fortress. Simultaneously the project staff prepares a new exposition to be placed on three floors of a new building.

During the meeting Travel Agency “ECLECTICA” director Igor Voyevodskiy presented information about training of guides in Ivangorod. 12 beginners as well as experienced guides took part in training. The training programme included lectures, acquaintance with diversified tourism objects, and naturally practical training, i.e. direct guided tours. The trained guides are the main resource for tourism development in Ivangorod.

Representatives of a brand agency “VolgaVolga” demonstrated the brand of the Ivangorod fortress, which they elaborated – logotype, slogan, decorative design elements. Everybody liked the suggested slogan – «The real past» – for its simplicity and at the same time for its versatility. It shows that the Ivangorod fortress is a real and genuine part of history, and this is its main value.

The Lead Partner, Narva Department for City Development and Economy, presented the report regarding works on the Estonian side. Training of Estonian group of guides was carried out; brand of a new tourist product “Casemates of the Victoria bastion” is ready; tenders for exposition preparation are carried out successfully. The exposition will be placed in the bastion casemates and in the Powder Cellar of the curtain.

Project has been approved by the Estonia-Latvia-Russia cross border cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument 2007-2013. Total budget of the project is about 6,9 million EUR. Programme co-financing is about 6,2 million EUR including co-financing from the State Budget of Estonia about 1,8 million EUR. Project is implemented by Narva City Government, Department for City Development and Economy together with and „Museum Agency” of Leningradskaya Oblast.

Additional information:
Anna Karina
Project overall manager
Narva City Government, Department for City Development and Economy
Phone: +372-35-99082

Oksana Babenkova
Project coordinator
„Museum Agency” of Leningradskaya Oblast
Phone: + 7812- 579-57-22