The event was held in the Northern Capital of Russia for the 7th time. The beauty and talent contest is held by the Interregional Public Human Rights Organization of Disabled People "On a wheelchair without barriers" with the participation of the St. Petersburg Tourism Development Committee.
This year, 18 contestants from Yugra, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, the Republic of Mari El, Udmurtia, the Stavropol Territory, Kursk, Belgorod, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Belarus reached the final of the Neva Beauty.
Irina shared her impressions on the competition:
- It was a wonderful experience. I got acquainted with another aspect of life, I felt myself in a new role. I just enjoyed participation, unforgettable impressions of the city of St. Petersburg, positive emotions from meeting beautiful girls. Each finalist received a certificate for a basic educational online course on accessible tourism. Thanks to it, participants will get acquainted with various aspects of accessible tourism and will be able to develop this new direction in their regions, opening them to a new target audience - tourists with special needs.
We congratulate Irina Bashmakova on her enchanting performance at the competition and wish her further success in her scientific work and in implementation of projects to develop an inclusive environment.