In the Northern capital movement organized the clear lake
ST. PETERSBURG, February 1. Last year in St. Petersburg was the "Year of pure lakes". From may to September, St. Petersburg companies, environmental organizations and volunteers spent more than 30…

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Trip to lake Svetloyar
  Weekend, July 6-7. there was a trip to the lake Svetloyar, located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The history of the lake has many legends, local places and healing…

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The Orenburg state nature reserve

The main purpose of the reserve “Orenburg” – the study, restoration and conservation of typical landscapes of the near-Ural, South Ural and TRANS-Ural steppes, given the presence in the region is unique and valuable and endangered species of animals and plants. The organization and carrying out ecological education of the population, development and introduction of scientific methods of nature protection, the implementation of environmental monitoring. Reserve “Orenburg” specially protected natural area, which include natural complexes and the objects having special ecological value. It is the only large natural reserves in the steppe zone of the TRANS-Volga region and southern Urals, the territory of which has never been ploughed. The reserve is characterized by the richness and diversity of biota and landscapes. The reserve acts as a carrier of reference the functions of the natural environment that existed here prior to intensive anthropogenic interventions. Special uniqueness of the reserve is that on its territory are protected steppe ecosystems, including zonal plain landscapes. The reserve is a valuable natural reserve Fund of these feather grass steppes, the reference flora and fauna.

August 10, 1988 – the decision of the Executive Committee of the Orenburg oblast Continue reading

Trip to lake Svetloyar


Weekend, July 6-7. there was a trip to the lake Svetloyar, located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The history of the lake has many legends, local places and healing waters renowned for their miraculous powers.

Days 6-7 July was not chosen by accident-6 July celebrates the day of the Vladimir icon of the mother of God. The village, near which is a lake, called Vladimir. The morning held a solemn service, and then through the streets of the village, there is a procession – bear icon of the Vladimir mother of God to the lake. From all over Russia, CIS and far abroad are pulled together here in these days of the pilgrims, people who want to heal, to touch the relics, to get help. And these are people of different religions, because the lake is what unites them all and helps his miraculous power. The procession moves along the Avenue of birch trees, to the wooden Church of the Kazan mother of God, which is located on the hill near the lake. There is a prayer service, people are attached to the face of the Vladimir mother of God. Then everyone walks around the lake perimeter, in front of the priest with the icon. People go and pray, thinking of his own.

Along the Avenue of birch trees leading to the lake, these days it takes a fair sell. Monastyrsky kvass, Mead, products from birch bark, clay, baskets; play the harp and much Continue reading

The uchar Waterfall – test for the brave…”


In the second issue of the Russian geographical magazine ’s Picturesque Russia”* in 2015 published an article about Altai biosphere reserve: “the Waterfall uchar – test for the bold…”

In each issue of the magazine, which is published once in two months, there is a heading called “the Protected area”, which tells about the national parks of our country. In this room were placed the articles of Tigireksky nature reserve, Altaisky and Katunsky biosphere reserves.

In the article on the Altai biosphere reserve “Waterfall uchar – test for the bold…” reserve staff told us about the biggest in the Altai mountains cascade waterfall uchar (Tulchinsky Big waterfall). This extraordinary work is located on the territory of the Altai nature reserve, on the right tributary of Chulyshman — the river Chulcha in 11-12 kilometers from its confluence with the Chulyshman. In 2011, the Association of tour operators has made a uchar in a list of 5 of the most hard-to-reach attractions of Russia. The route to the waterfall uchar – one of the six eco-educational routes allowed in the reserve to visit. The article tells about the changes that happened on the trail, and provides visitors an updated route. Continue reading

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