Escape from the heat and dust of the city! These are the most ecologically pureplaces in Russia.
It is may be called "the lungs" of Russia. Gothere for unique and salubrious air, to enjoy the primeval purity of tarns.
Some remote areas have nearly preserved their primevalcondition. There are lots of natural monuments in Altai. Variousmedicinal herbs grow here.
Chuisky trakt. Altai.
The Shavlinskoye lake. Altai
Compared to other regions of the country the ecologicalsituation of Karelia may be called favourable. And what's more importantthere's no tendency for its worsening. Of course we mean preseved areas ofKarelia. Karelia is "painted" two colors: blue and green. The"blue" color - 63 000 lakes, the "green" - taiga. By theway, the biggest lakes of Europe are situated in Karelia: Lake Ladoga and LakeOnega.
Valaam - the pearl of Karelia, the real symbol of thenorthern Russia.
All in all Karelia has 108 natural monuments and 46 wildfirepreserves.
The Republic of Tyva
Tyva is widely regarded as medicinal storage area of Russia.About three million of hectares are covered here with cedar forests. It's notthe air, it's healing elixir! There are 8 000 rivers in Tyva. An interestingfact that Tyva is situated in different climatic zones: taiga in the north andAlpine grasslands in the west. The fauna of Tyva is also unique: you can meetboth a reindeer and a camel here.
Tyva has 2 nature reserves, 17 wildlife preserves and 12natural monuments.
In the south of Russia the purest place isKabardino-Balkaria, of course. And the main attraction of this place is theCaucasus, its clean air and cool rivers and lakes.
Kabardino-Balkaria is rich in mineral springs.
The Baksan River
It is situated in the center of Asia and it has someclimatic zones: from forest-tundra to steppe. 6% of the Republic is thenatural-reserved fund. There are many coniferous forests in Buryatia.