RUSSIA

World Heritage Sites in Russia - Lena Pillars Nature Park

Lena Pillars Nature Park

Country: Russia | Type: Natural | Theme: Geology Introduction to Lena Pillars Nature Park About 140-200 kms southwest of the city of Yakutsk stand hundreds of prominent prehistoric rock columns called the Lena Pillars. These magnificent limestone outcrops, which are part of the Lena Pillars (Lenskie Stolby) Nature Park, tower over 150-300 meters high and occupy about an 80-kilometre stretch along the right …

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White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

Country: Russia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Christian, Religious Structure  Introduction to the White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal The White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal consist of eight historical architectural masterpieces from the 12th to 13th centuries which are outstanding examples of the legacy left by the Grand Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky who brought the seat of power of the Kievan Rus to Vladimir. …

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Putorana Plateau

Country: Russia | Type: Natural | Theme: Mountain, Natural Landscape  Introduction to the Putorana Plateau The Putorana Plateau is an enormous basalt tableland massif that stands at the northwestern edge of the Central Siberian Plateau approximately 100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. The World Heritage inscribed area which measures 1,887,251 hectares, exemplifies the paradoxical conditions of unspoilt ecosystems in the arctic and subarctic …

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