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Interviewing Fr. Innocent at Russian Orthodox Church in Kodiak

A Co-Op covering the life of an Alaska community. The TV crew traveled to interview members of the local government, (the Department of Environmental Conservation), tribal members and governments, a representative of a federal Indian reservation and local residents. This Aist TV documentary will portray the day-to-day life of ordinary people featuring the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as one of Alaska’s iconic winter events, Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, the largest winter festivals in the world, and other cultural events unique to life in Alaska. These could include, the Running of the Reindeer, The Charlotte Jensen Native Arts Market, a snow sculpture competition, the Miners and Trappers Ball, a tour of Anchorage, a community cross-country ski race, downhill skiing at Hilltop Ski Area, Arctic Valley and Alyeska Resorts. The goal of the Co-Op is to show what ordinary Americans and Russians have in common and to introduce the Russian audience to the Alaskan community. In addition, a TV crew will highlight Alaska’s Russian heritage as the state is also home to a community known as the Russian Old Believers who built the village Nikolaevsk on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

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