St. Petersburg Businessman Andrey Berezin Created a System of Saving Companies from Bankruptcy

Every year, there are a collection of companies that close in Russia. In 2020, the number of closures reached one million after the effects of the covid pandemic and the restrictions imposed with it. Even in the seemingly restorative calm of 2021, statisticians counted 377,000 companies of all forms of ownership that officially ceased operations.

The reasons for this can vary, with a significant part of the closed legal entities already existing only on paper or served as pads, which became unnecessary at a certain point. Despite deducting these facts, the number of companies that leave the market each year is impressive. According to experts, the timely recovery of at least 10% of enterprises facing bankruptcy would help considerably increase Russia’s economic development in general. 

Unfortunately, there are no such mechanisms at the state level (not counting the financial sector). Given the difficult economic situation the country is in now, it is logical to assume that they will not simply appear. Yet, the economy knows how to protect itself, and the weaker its members, the more active the process of forming private structures that can pull individual enterprises or entire clusters away from the abyss and give them new life.

  • The life expectancy of companies in Russia is 35.3 months
  • 64% of SMEs that were active in January 2016 are still operating
  • On average, 56,000 new active businesses emerge monthly in Russia, while 28,000 cease operations
  • The probability of a company’s death is exceptionally high during the first year of its existence up to when it is 36 months old. SME companies registered in the Far East live the longest; the leaders are Chukotka, Kamchatka, and Sakhalin (average life span since 2016 is 37 months)
  • The lowest mortality of companies is observed in the medical sector; the highest company mortality rate is in the transport industry, non-banking financial services, construction, and retail trade

Agrarian Experience

When referring to this experience, we are talking about the Euroinvest holding and its head, Andrey Berezin. On account of the businessman today, there are three industrial enterprises with a rich history, large teams, and an agricultural complex in the Pskov region. 

Beginning with the latter, at the beginning of the last decade, the holding bought land and a dairy herd in the Dnovsky district of the Pskov region. The investor immediately indicated his desire to turn the enterprise into a model producer of grain crops and dairy products, announcing plans to invest about 400 million rubles into these areas.

Over the past years, they were vastly exceeded. Modern equipment appeared on the farm, cowsheds were put in order, and fundamentally new facilities for processing raw milk, including cottage cheese and yogurt, were built. The cluster itself was named after the original farm Krasnoye Znamya, and their own brand, MoleMe, was created for the milk processing line.

At the beginning of 2022, investors further strengthened their agricultural enterprise by purchasing the production base from their neighbors. Krasnoye Znamya could then increase both the volume of equipment and the capacity of the premises. 

The intermediate results are as follows: the enterprise found stability and regained the once-lost scale of production. It is no coincidence that the regional authorities in Pskov now include the cluster among the priority investment projects on their territory. 

At the same time, it should be acknowledged that Krasny Znamya products are distributed within a small region. The owners make specific efforts to expand these boundaries. Not long ago, they secured an agreement to supply animal feed to the Leningrad Zoo. Admittedly, the deal is somewhat symbolic regarding volume, but it is essential for the brand image. 

Berezin refuses to tell people how the farm will develop strategies in the future, referring to the fact that this year’s economic storm is hindering long-term planning. However, he makes one thing very clear: Evroinvest will not leave or close his agro complex, and that in itself is worth a lot.

Modernization Instead of Construction

It existed successfully during the Soviet period, and later the management could cope even with the difficulties of the 90s. Chronic underfunding and obsolescence of material funds still paid off. By the time of its purchase by Euroinvest, many people had serious doubts about the plant’s future. 

Moreover, even the fact that Berezin structures had purchased it was viewed as a sign that there would be a forthcoming closure of the plant in favour of a conversion of its premises to residential housing. These expectations were influenced by the fact that Euroinvest was mainly engaged in developing the city and the suburbs. 

However, these fears were dispelled in the short term. As in the case of Krasnoye Znamya Joint-Stock Company, the new owners immediately started a severe investment program, with hundreds of millions of rubles were invested in renewing the equipment, communications, and premises. 

Robots and Biochips: A Step into the Future

A landmark project in this sense is the creation of a particular medical robot – an assistant for oncology surgeries. The robotic complex is equipped with a unique system of manipulators and a mobile source of X-rays. Subsequently, it can be used directly during surgery, exerting radiation influence strictly on certain tissue areas. According to experts, this can lead to a radical increase in the effectiveness of treatment and, therefore, in the survival rate of patients. 

The main application of the robot is expected to be the treatment of lung tumors. The flexible functionality will also provide help in other areas of oncology, if necessary. In this case, the joint efforts of the plant developers, doctors of the city hospitals, scientists of local universities, and specialized robotics research institutes managed to finalize the prototype to the required conditions in a reasonably short time. It is now going through the final approvals stage, gradually approaching a position to ready itself for entering the market.

It should be noted that this market will most likely become international. Even though the supply of medical equipment from Russia to the West is unlikely, it remains in high demand in the East. According to calculations, the total sales of the robotic complex in Russia, the CIS, India, and China will be about a thousand units per year. These figures are more than enough to make the project commercially successful.

In addition, the company has grown a brand-new biochip production facility in the last few years. Their primary application, though not there only capability, is the polymerase chain reactions, otherwise known to Russians as abbreviation PCR. They are used to diagnose various infectious diseases, including the infamous COVID 2019.

The new generation of biochips being developed will solve much more ambitious tasks. Its use will help to take the next step in diagnosing genetic diseases, aiding in deciphering each individual’s genome.

Private Initiative is an Example of the State

The achievements of the plants belonging to Euroinvest Holding Company could be listed for a long time. However, the already mentioned examples are enough to understand that despite the formal absence of work experience in the industrial field, Mr. Berezin managed to understand and solve the problems of each enterprise. The new owner managed to restart them not only from the level of material equipment but also from the point of view of the work content, directing them to innovative developments.

At the same time, Berezin’s Euroinvest is a purely private enterprise that operates independently, relying only on the financial resources it manages to attract through publicly available channels. Nevertheless, he manages to act as Suvorov managed to achieve high results where they were not expected.

Conclusively, it is safe to say that the experience of transforming and modernizing industrial assets accumulated by Berezin and his colleagues has succeeded. We are sure that the Russian economy will benefit significantly if this experience is considered by the state.

For Reference:

Andrey Berezin was born in 1967 in Leningrad. He graduated from secondary school #239 with an advanced degree in mathematics. In 1990, he graduated with honors from the Leningrad Ustinov Mechanical Institute. In 1990 he graduated with honors from the Leningrad Ustinov Mechanical Institute, where he specialized in automatic control systems for aircraft. During his studies, he was Lenin’s and Ustinov’s scholar and had scientific publications. In 1990 he was enrolled in the post-graduate course at LMI and started the parallel business.

In 1993 he took part in creating the North-West Fisheries Company. In 1995, together with Yury Vasilyev, he founded the Euroinvest investment company and had been its Chairman of the Board ever since.

Today Euroinvest is a diversified holding company, which includes companies and projects from different economic sectors.

One of the directions of Euroinvest work is legal and engineering support for developing land plots and territories, including in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

At the end of 2017, Euroinvest Group created its construction division Euroinvest Development, which is engaged in the construction of housing and other objects, thus forming a full-cycle development business.

A relatively new direction for Euroinvest is the agro-industrial sector. For example, Agrocluster Krasnoye Znamya in the Pskov region specializes in producing grain and fodder for livestock.

In May 2017, the managers of IC Euroinvest established a venture fund Euro Venture with an initial amount of € 10 million. Priority investment areas are innovative developments in the scientific and technical sphere and projects in the creative industry.

In 2017, Andrey Berezin was awarded a certificate of merit by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia for his outstanding contribution to developing the Russian industry and many years of diligent work.

A Russian tourist suddenly found out why they are very fond of fat women in Turkey

In Turkey, there are a lot of women with full-length forms, but they are not ashamed of their appearance, they consider themselves attractive, and the Turks are crazy about them. Three reasons why female fullness is so popular in the beach country, named a Russian tourist in her blog on Yandex.Zen.

“An amazing fact: there are a lot of plump women in Turkey, men are just crazy about them. It is the lush ladies in the eyes of the Turks are the most beautiful and attractive, and the women themselves are not ashamed of being overweight and XXL clothing sizes. On the contrary, they are proud of their appearance and never refuse to eat”, – said her compatriot.

The first reason: the anti-trend of the world.

In Russia, as in many countries of Europe and Asia, girls are concerned about constant weight loss and reducing their size. To do this, they go to any length: diets, drugs, gels, fitness marathons. At the same time, the author noted, Turkish women are happy to fill up their sides and do not worry about their “appetizing” forms. “Contrary to the general fashion for thinness, Turkey has its own trends, where fat girls are the favorites … it is fashionable for Turks to be pudgy,” she explained.

At the same time women in the body are not shy about open and tight outfits. The main thing for them is to emphasize the waist, so that the figure resembles an “hourglass”: in the world this figure is the standard of femininity and beauty. But in Turkey there is its own interpretation: the more proportions – the better.

The second reason: an excess of kilograms is a sign of women’s health.

The tourist said that Turkish men consider a woman’s excessive kilograms a sign of health and potential fertility. “It is very important to them that a future wife will be able to give birth to children. Thinness for them is a sign of disease, sticking out bones and lack of body fat they consider painful, and unattractive, respectively,” the tour blogger specified.

Excessive thinness leads Turks to believe that girls are malnourished, do not get the necessary nutrients, which means there is a high chance that pregnancy will not occur. “A girl who doesn’t have a wide enough pelvis, in their opinion, can’t have a baby. These are their beliefs, which have been passed down for generations,” added the Russian woman.

The third reason: a full woman – bright and temperamental

“Despite the widespread opinion that Turkish women are soft and compliant housewives, in fact this is not true. Turkish women are very strong and bossy, which Turks are crazy about. On the other hand, Turkish women are very self-confident, they have high self-esteem and consider themselves to be the most beautiful, so they have high demands on men and do not want to get married as soon as possible,” explained her compatriot.

Turkey was accused of making money on Russian tourists bypassing sanctions

The Greek Foreign Ministry accused Turkey of failing to comply with the anti-Russian sanctions and making money off Russian vacationers while other states suffer financial losses. Such a statement was made by First Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece Miltiadis Varvitsiotis during a meeting of the special group for the Mediterranean and the Middle East of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

According to, citing TASS, Turkey derives “special economic benefits” by bypassing sanctions, continuing to receive income from tourists from Russia. Recall, earlier the Turkish authorities have repeatedly stated that they refuse to join the anti-Russian measures of influence imposed by the West.

The speaker recalled that the Turkish side, instead of canceling Russian tourism, on the contrary, increased the number of seats in their planes to transport Russians to their own resorts. “And Russian oligarchs, who kept their yachts in local ports, moved to Turkish ports,” the deputy minister added.

We should add that any trade deals are currently vital for Turkey, which sees its economy bleeding and inflation crossing the record barrier of 80%. This fact is putting pressure on the popularity of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to economists, this year’s tourism revenues will be even more important for the beach country – it is believed that the head of the country has to provide the population with support, and for that money is needed. According to official figures, the Russian market is the second largest for Turkish tourism: only for the first seven months of the year the country was visited by more than 2 million Russians.

While Russian tourists keep coming to “friendly” Turkey for holidays, the loop of the European Union and the United States tightens around them. Recall that in August Washington warned Turkish companies against any cooperation with Russians under sanctions. At the same time, Ankara said it would improve trade relations with its neighbors, but would not go against the sanctions. In November, Turkish authorities imposed a ban on double-registered Russian planes entering its airspace. However, the new measures had no effect on Russian travelers who were planning to rest at the resorts of the republic. According to experts, Russians fly to Turkey either on the planes of Turkish airlines or on airliners with Russian registration.

Türkler Rus turistleri çekmek için yalan haberler yaymaya başladı

Rus turistler bir seyahat acentesinin hatası yüzünden fazladan bir yolculuk yapmak zorunda kaldılar. İspanya’nın Madrid şehri yerine kendilerini Türkiye’nin Mardin şehrinde buldular. Türk kaynaklarına göre, seyahat acentesi bu şehirlerin isimlerini karıştırarak yanlışlıkla aktarmalı uçuşlu bilet düzenledi.

Türk gazetesi Yeniakit’e göre turistler, seyahat acentesinden İstanbul üzerinden Madrid’e “değişiklik” bileti aldılar. Ancak Türk seyahat acentesi temsilcisi Bekir Falay’ın açıklamasına göre bir karışıklık olmuş ve Rus seyahat acentesi Madrid yerine Türkiye’nin Mardin şehrine aktarmalı bilet kesmiş. Uzman, “Müşteriler Mardin’e vardıklarında beklenmedik bir sürprizle karşılaştılar” diye ekledi.

Mardin’in Türkiye’nin güneydoğusunda, Suriye’ye “bakan” yüksek kayalıklar üzerindeki konumu ve eski evleriyle tanınan bir şehir olduğunu hatırlatalım. Türk uzmanlar, turistlerin böyle bir “sürprizden” yararlanmaya karar verdiklerini de ekliyor. Mardin Turizm İşletmeleri Derneği Başkanı Aslan Paşaoğlu, turistlerin hata karşısında şaşırmış olmalarına rağmen “çok iyi karşılandıklarını” ve “iyi bir gün” geçirdiklerini söyledi. Ertesi gün turistler doğru yöne uçmayı başardılar ve İstanbul’dan Madrid’e giden bir uçağa bindiler.

Daha sonra, seyahat sektöründen Rus uzmanlar, Madrid yerine Türkiye’nin Mardin şehrine giden Ruslarla ilgili bilgilerin sahte olduğunu söyledi. Birincisi, Türk şehri turistik bir yer olmadığı için, ikincisi ise İspanya’ya vizenin yola çıkmadan çok önce alınması gerektiği için.

Seyahat Acenteleri Birliği (ATA) Başkan Yardımcısı Alexan Mkrtchyan bunu ifade etti. “Bunun sahte olduğunu öğrendik. Bu mümkün bile değil. Mardin Belediye Başkanı kendi propagandasını yapmaya karar vermiş. Rostov-on-Don yerine 2018’de İsviçre’den turistlerin Büyük Rostov’daki Dünya Kupası’na geldiği hikayeyi hatırladı. Ama o zaman en azından bir ülke vardı ve burada, İspanya’ya gitmek için, her şeyden önce, doğrudan uçuş yok ve oradaki biletler Türkiye’den üç kat daha pahalı” dedi.

Opening date announced for billion-dollar hotel in Turkey, room rates named

The newest project of the Peninsula hotel group, The Peninsula Istanbul, is scheduled to open in Istanbul in February. The group’s first hotel in Turkey, with the declared cosmic cost of a billion dollars, will open in the most popular location on the shores of the Bosphorus. The first guests to book a room at the hotel on the “special offer” the room will cost “only” 1,050 euros per night.

The Peninsula Hotels, a hotel chain that started in 1928 in Hong Kong, specializing in luxury hotels, opens its first hotel in Turkey, “the result of painstaking work to which the brand attaches great importance throughout the world”. Note that in Europe, a hotel of the group opened only in Paris, three other hotels work in the U.S. and six – in Asian countries. The Peninsula Istanbul will be located in three renovated historic buildings on the shores of the Bosphorus – the buildings themselves were built in the early 1900s. Tourists are promised “a view of the Historic Peninsula, flower gardens and the connection of East and West. In total, Peninsula Istanbul will offer tourists 177 rooms ranging in size from 40m2 to spacious suites with sea views.

Clement Kwok, Chairman and Managing Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, which owns and operates Peninsula Hotels, said, “As an investor with many years in the business, we spend years choosing the best location when opening a Peninsula hotel. Together with our esteemed partners Doğuş Group and Bilgili Holding, we are pleased to expand our global presence with the opening of The Peninsula Istanbul. We have put a lot of time and effort into restoring this beautiful home on the Bosphorus and look forward to welcoming our guests.”

Tourists were also informed that “exclusively for the opening” The Peninsula Istanbul is presenting a special offer of €1,050 per room, including tomorrow. In addition, the first tourists will be able to receive a €100 gift voucher for restaurants, spas and wellness services, and free airport transfers for all suites booked.

A gang of raiders who seized a hotel with tourists was arrested in Kemer, Turkey

Six suspects have been detained in an operation undertaken by the Turkish gendarmerie against an organized criminal gang that seized an operating hotel with tourists in the Kemer area of the resort province of Antalya.

Sozcu newspaper reported that law enforcers conducted an operation against a gang of raiders who were found to have forcibly seized an operating hotel worth $15 million located in the popular resort village of Geynuk in Kemer on the Mediterranean Sea. Previously, they had provided the hotel administration with false documents, took a number of other fraudulent actions, and with threats “attacked” the tourist facility. Data on whether tourists were involved in the “showdown” was not reported.

As part of the operation, simultaneous searches were conducted at 7 addresses belonging to 6 suspects. Unlicensed hunting rifle, 19 pistol cartridges, 7 cell phones and forged documents were seized during police raids. Six suspects were detained in the case.

Bir Rus turist, bir Türk kadından erkeklerini nasıl seçtiklerini öğrendi ve şaşırdı.

“Sevimli bir hayat Türk kadınlarıyla ilgili değil, kesinlikle” diyen Rus kadın, Türkiye’de erkeklerin aileyi maddi olarak geçindirmesine rağmen önemli konularda kararın kadınlara bırakılmasına şaşırdı. Rus turist, sahil cumhuriyetindeki kadınların eşlerini nasıl seçtiklerini yeni Türk tanıdığından öğrendi ve ardından Yandex.Zen’deki blogunda anlattı.

“Türkiye’de kadın ve erkek arasındaki ilişkinin temel özelliklerinden biri çiftin reisliği. Genellikle Türklerin aileden sorumlu olduğuna inanılır, Türkler ise uysal ve itaatkâr ev kadınları olarak görülür. Bu efsaneleri ortadan kaldırmak için acele ediyorum: erkekler para kazanıyor ve aileyi tamamen geçindiriyor – bu doğru, ancak önemli kararlar eşler tarafından veriliyor “dedi.

Ona göre, Türk kadınları gelecekteki seçimleri konusunda çok talepkar ve seçici, bu nedenle bir erkeğin dış çekiciliği finansal ödeme gücünden daha az önemli. “Erkeklerin ana hedefi aileyi geçindirmek, bizimki ise ev ve çocuklarla ilgilenmek, tüm önemli sorunları çözmek. Ailelerimizdeki yaşam biçimi şuna benzer: koca para kazanır, getirir, karısına verir ve kadın da zaten bunu uygun bir şekilde elden çıkarır” dedi.

Türk kadınları yerel taliplerinde belirli nitelikleri takdir ediyor ve seçimlerini yaparken onlara rehberlik ediyor. Bu aile, sadakat, çocuk sevgisi, sevgili kadına karşı cömertlik: ona altın ve iltifatlar sunmak. Türk’ün kendi arabasının olması da önemli ve hatta zorunludur. Rus kadının da belirttiği gibi, bu, Rusya Federasyonu da dahil olmak üzere çoğu ülkede olduğu gibi apartman dairelerinden ziyade Türkiye’deki lüksün göstergelerinden biridir.

“En ilginç şey, Türkiye’de önemli meselelerin çoğunun kadınlar tarafından çözüldüğü doğru, kelimenin tam anlamıyla her şeyi kendileri yapabiliyorlar. Kocaları işteyken evi temizleyecek, yemek yapacak, çocuklarla oynayacak, arkadaşlarıyla buluşacak, tüm dedikoduları ve haberleri tartışacak, alışverişe gidecek, tekrar yemek yapacak ve bir daire içinde devam edecek zamanları var. Hatta yardım almadan küçük onarımlar bile yapabilirler – bu onların yetiştirilme tarzıdır. Aslında Türk kadınları ev hanımı oluyor ve nadiren çalışıyor, kariyer yapmak istemedikleri için değil, aksine birçoğu gelişmek, haberleri okumak ve ülkedeki ve dünyadaki olayları takip etmek için çabalıyor. Türkiye’deki okul öncesi sistem farklı: anaokulları yarım gün çalışıyor ve dadılar çok pahalı, bu da tam olarak çalışmalarına izin vermiyor. Bu nedenle kadınlar bebek bakıcılığı gibi zor bir görevi üstleniyorlar” dedi ve Türk kadınlarının “Evin reisi kazanan değil, harcayandır” atasözüne dayanan bir aile içinde yaşadıklarını ekledi. Ancak erkekler farklı düşünüyor ve eşleri de fikirlerini değiştirmek için acele etmiyor.

Famous Turkish businesswoman died after falling from the balcony of a cruise ship

Dilek Ertek, a well-known businesswoman in Turkey, who was a distributor of the Tiffany jewelry brand in the country for more than 20 years, fell from the balcony of a cruise ship in Tahiti, where she went on vacation. It is known that the woman disappeared in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The police put forward the version of a murder.

The incident occurred on October 26, but it has only become known now, as they were searching for the 63-year-old tourist. At the same time law enforcement officers conducted an investigation, suspecting her son’s involvement in the disappearance of the businesswoman.

According to news published in Turizmguncel, it was he who informed the security service of the disappearance of his own mother. After checking the CCTV footage, police found the fateful moment when the woman fell overboard, but it was left out of the picture exactly how it happened and whether anyone was involved. At the same time, relatives of the missing Turkish woman reported that she had not been drinking alcohol and would have had to climb the railing to fall off the balcony. In their opinion, she was hardly capable of doing such a thing.

During the search, which has been going on for two weeks, the tourist’s body was not found. It is already known that the son of the famous Turk, who was on a vacation to Tahiti with her, has filed a lawsuit against the cruise company.

ANEX Tour made a statement on Turkey for summer 2023

Russian tour operator Anex-Tour has decided on Turkey for next year and announced the opening of early booking sales for the summer season-2023 in Antalya and other Turkish resorts. According to the tour operator’s statement, offers are available with departure from Moscow and 10 other Russian cities.

“Programs on blocks are actual for three destinations – Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum”, – said experts in “ANEX Tour”. Thus, flights to the main resort province of Antalya tours are available from 11 cities of Russia. This Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Omsk, Perm, Samara, Surgut, Tyumen, Ufa, Chelyabinsk. The flights to Dalaman and Bodrum airports (Mugla province, Aegean Sea) will be booked only from three Russian cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan.

In addition, the tour operator specialists reminded holidaymakers about the possibility of booking only ground service in Turkey. The assortment of hotels is rich – more than 500 hotels on Antalya and Aegean coasts are opened.

As for prices, for example, the cost of a week tour for two people in the second half of May with a flight from Moscow starts from 115 thousand rubles in a five-star hotel. The organized tour with a flight from Kazan with the same conditions starts from 148 thousand rubles. The price already includes fuel surcharge.

Let us remind that Russian travelers don’t need a visa or documents confirming safe covid status to visit Turkey. Validity of a passport must be strictly more than 120 days from the date of crossing the Turkish border.

Earlier, Turprom wrote that “Anex Tour” announced a real squadron of flights to Goa – details here.

It should be noted that to select a tour to Turkey next year from Anex or from any other major Russian tour operator at guaranteed best prices editors of TURPROM recommends in one of the well-known online aggregators of package tours: ✈ here is a direct link to Level.Travel and here ✈ direct link to Travelata. These online agencies aggregate absolutely all the tours of all Russian tour operators, which allows tourists to compare them conveniently and choose the best tour packages. The selected tour can be booked immediately, get instant confirmation and pay online through a secure banking gateway and get the documents. Or you can just see and compare the current prices of tours from all tour operators.

The first snow fell in Antalya, and tornadoes attacked beaches, causing panic

After the prolonged summer season in the resort province of Antalya the first snow fell. At the same time, in one of the eastern districts of Alanya, a giant tornado emerged from the sea on the beaches, causing panic among the tourists vacationing there. The bright natural changes occurring in the vicinity of the resort were captured by cell phone cameras of eyewitnesses.

According to the Turkish edition of Ahaber, the first snowfall of the season occurred in the morning on the Tahtali mountain at an altitude of 2,365 meters in Antalya province. It has turned cold instead of summer in the resort province: while last weekend the temperature was steady at +24°C, on Monday, November 7, the thermometer plunged to 8°C. It was specified that during the snowfall at the top of the mountain the temperature was about +3°C.

It should be noted that snow falls rarely in the coastal areas of Antalya, so for snow tourists and vacationers climb to the plateau, on top of Saklikent or Tahtali Mountain. According to Haydar Gumrukçu, director general of the cable car that services the mountain, the most important feature of the Kemer region is that all seasons can be experienced simultaneously. While it snows on top of the mountain, tourists swim in the sea.

However, the province was not without a natural disaster: a giant tornado formed near the shore near the Konakli area (a resort village between Antalya and Alanya), worried travelers. When they saw the water tornado approaching the beach, holidaymakers rushed off at a scattering pace. As it turned out later, a powerful tornado was visible from many points in the neighborhood. On social media, users posted videos starring the elements with captions: “Wow!” and “Friends lift water from the sea in a legendary way.” Upon reaching the shore, the vortex disappeared.