Meeting with nature: Raifa

Raifa is one of the most beautiful sites in the Republic of Tatarstan. The place got its name from Hebrew and it literally means “kept by the Lord”. Due to the primeval silence and remoteness of the place everyone can feel an atmosphere of solitude there. Lots of tourists and pilgrims arrive in Raifa every year. Some to visit a unique monastery and to fetch some sacred water with its source here; the others to enjoy the beauty of the virgin forest with a many species of rare birds and animals inhabiting this natural reserve. Visit Raifa in the Meeting with Nature series.