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 primeval silence and remoteness of the place everyone can feel an atmosphere of solitude here. Lots of tourists and pilgrims arrive to Raifa every year. Some – to visit a unique monastery and to fetch some sacred water having its source here; the others – to enjoy the beauty of the virgin forest with a a wide variety of species of rare birds and animals inhabiting this natural reserve. Visit Raifa  in a new installment of Meeting with Nature documentary series