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X-WATERS Vladivostok Kaliningrad 2021

Embrace Russia!

17-18 September
2021

Eastern Bosphorus, Vladivostok
Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad

DISTANCES
4.7 km + 2.6 km

What's the challenge?

Meet the dawn in the east of Russia, and the sunset in the west of the country!

Two cities, so similar and so different. One is the gate to the East, the other is the gate to the West. One is the base for the Pacific Fleet, the other is for the Baltic fleet. One meets the dawn over Russia, the other sees off the sunset. So, we will meet the sun in the East and see it off in the West. Let's embrace Russia in one day.

In the morning "golden hour" we are swimming in the Eastern Bosphorus, and in the evening "golden hour" we will finish at the famous Curonian Spit near Kaliningrad.
The distance between Vladivostok and Kaliningrad is 7,300 km. We will fly that part.
And we will swim, in total, 7,300 m.

We did it in September 2020 and it turned out to be one of the best of our travels ever. Stream in!
Why?! - might some nerds ask. Damn it, because it's possible! - we will answer. Because this is an unrealistically cool way to experience the scale of the country and its diversity in one day. And the speed of movement here is a fundamental thing.

A special part of this challenge is the flight. There is ONLY ONE suitable flight by Aeroflot SU1705 VVO-SVO + SU1010 SVO-KGD, departing from Vladivostok at 12:05, arriving at Kaliningrad at 17:35. We strongly recommend booking a ticket before you book a swim!

However, there is a way to embrace Russia without flying - take the relay. You can make a team of two swimmers, one of whom will swim in Vladivostok and the other - in Kaliningrad. Your time will be summed up, and the result will be regarded as at our usual relays.

Solo participants and participants of the Kaliningrad stage, can take part in the X-WATERS Kaliningrad swims the day after Embrace Russia.

Use Telegram app to chat with other participants (open from your phone when the app is installed).

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Vladivostok part of the distance (4,700) coincides with the "Eastern Bosphorus" distance by X-WATERS Vladivostok, all participants start together.

Kaliningrad part of the distance (2,600) is held at the Curonian Spit near Zelenogradsk and runs parallel to the shore. The exact location will be provided later.

You will use our official transfer to the airport in Vladivostok and from the airport to the start in Kaliningrad.

Relay. You can embrace Russia together staying in different cities. The first participant will swim in Vladivostok and participate in Vladivostok activities, and the second, respectively, - in Kaliningrad.

EMBRACE RUSSIA

A unique chance for travel fanatics! In just one day, you will physically feel the scale of the country, its diversity, and something in common that unites us.

In Vladivostok we'll dive at the dawn to the Eastern Bosphorus, swim 4.5 km under the longest bridge in the world and finish in Ajax Bay. Not missing a minute, we'll fly across the whole country from east to west, to plunge into the waters of the Baltic Sea at sunset and see the sun off at the western outskirts of Russia.


"Embrace Russia" locations:
- Vladivostok, Eastern Bosporus, Russky Island
- Kaliningrad, Curonian Spit, Zelenogradsk


In addition to swimming, we will get to know both cities together and become a real team.


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A unique chance for travel fanatics! In just one day, you will physically feel the scale of the country, its diversity, and something in common that unites us.

In Vladivostok we'll dive at the dawn to the Eastern Bosphorus, swim 4.5 km under the longest bridge in the world and finish in Ajax Bay. Not missing a minute, we'll fly across the whole country from east to west, to plunge into the waters of the Baltic Sea at sunset and see the sun off at the western outskirts of Russia.


"Embrace Russia" locations:
- Vladivostok, Eastern Bosporus, Russky Island
- Kaliningrad, Curonian Spit, Zelenogradsk


In addition to swimming, we will get to know both cities together and become a real team.


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Agenda

September 17, Friday:

- 17:00 Sushi-party with a welcome set from the organizers;
- pre-start briefing and starter package delivery.



September 18, Saturday:

- 5:00 - separate transfer from the center of Vladivostok to the start camp.
- 6:00, "golden hour" - start of the swim in Eastern Bosphorus and the first stage of "Embrace Russia". The ER participants start separately.
- 9:30 - transfer from the finish camp to the airport
- Departure by SU1705 VVO-SVO from Vladivostok at 12:05, then by SU1010 SVO-KGD from Sheremetyevo at 16:25, arriving at Kaliningrad at 17:35.
We strongly recommend you to buy or book the ticket first, and only after that - register for a swim!
- 18:00 - Transfer from Kaliningrad airport to the start point.
- 18:30 - Start of the second stage of "Embrace Russia" at the Curonian Spit.
- 20:30 Transfer from the finish to the restaurant
- 21:00 Final party and Award ceremony.




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