The ethnographic park was built in keeping with centuries-old traditions of home building found in 11 regions of the country. It is divided into several geographical sectors: the Caucasus, Suzdal,Central Russia, the Krasnodar Territory, Moscow, Russian North, St Petersburg, Kazan, the Urals, Siberia and Buryatia. Here one can see buildings designed to resemble the architecture of the respective region. The centre, which opened ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, stretches along the left bank of the Mzymta River.
The leaders of Russia and India visited the Caucasus pavilion where they saw samples of old utensils and arts and crafts, went to the doll workshop to see items made by Tula and Rostov artisans, looked in the workshop of Byzantine and Russian icons, and more. Mr Putin and Mr Modi also visited Archer’s Yard where replicas of old bows are on display.
The President of Russia and the Prime Minister of India continued their conversation over tea.