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Pinezhsky National Park (Пинежский заповедник)

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Location: Arkhangelsk Oblast  Map

Area 51,500 ha

 

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Description of Pinezhsky National Park

Pinezhsky National Park covers an area of 51,500 ha in Pinezhsky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast in Russia. It was established on the 20th August, 1974. Over 87% of the Pinezhsky National Park is covered by pristine untouched coniferous forests. Some of the trees reach an age of 300 years. Another 10% are covered by swamps and bogs that can be quiet dangerous for those who venture here. Another reason you might want to avoid standing, rotting waters of wetlands are the mosquitoes that live in this region. Multiple lakes and rivers serve as easy highways to get into depths of the Pinezhsky National Park. These forests were important source of timber since the time of tsar Ivan IV the Terrible, but despite active logging their technology left effect on the overall expanse of forests. Even growing demand for timber in the 18th century showed only limited extent of the deforestation. First Russian naval fleet was constructed almost entirely from the lumber that was delivered from these lands.

 

Additionally Pinezhsky National Park contains over 500 caves. Most of them remain largely unexplored. Their total length reaches 45 kilometers. The largest system are Kulogorskaya- Troy cave (16.5 km), Olympic- Lomonosov (9.1 km), Kumichevka- Vizborovskaya (7.3 km), Constitution (6.2 km), North Siphon (4.6 km), Golden Key (4.4 km), Symphony (3.2 km) and many others. One of the most visited cave systems is Golubinsky Proval that reached the length of 1620 meters.

 

Pinezhsky Caves

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