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Meshchyorsky National Park

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Description of Meshchyorsky National Park

The Meshchersky National Park is a national park located in the territories of Klepikovsky and Ryazan districts of the Ryazan region of Russia. In the park there are places associated with

K. Paustovsky - the village of Grishino
S. Yesenin - Spas-Klepiki
A. Arkhipov - the village of Egorovo.
The list of architectural monuments includes:

Renovation Church (v. Ershovo, 1868)
Church of the Intercession (p. Seleznevo, 1903-1910)
Assumption Church (v. Struzhany, 1910)
Transfiguration Church (Spas-Klepiki, 1860).
In addition, there are over 100 archeological monuments in the park, including the sites of the ancient man: Black Mountain, Vladychinskaya, Shagara, Sovka, Tyuk town, Deulinsky burial ground, etc.

 

 

 

Meshchyorsky National Park is highly popular for outdoor recreation - hiking, cycling, camping, boating, fishing, collecting berries and mushrooms, etc. The park strongly emphasizes ecological education, with children's camps, festivals, and scientific participation.

Meshchyorsky National Park is located in a flat, ancient alluvial valley formed during the Quaternary Period as the Oka and Dnieper glaciers (and the Moscow glacier on the northwest edge of the park), receded and left a glaciofluvial cover. The Pra River watershed contains small rivers (including the Buzh and the Pol), streams, and a 48 km chain of lakes interconnected by channels. The lakes are shallow (under 1.1 meters at low water), with marshland along the shores. The largest lakes are Lake Velikoye, which has an open water area of 20.7 km2, Lake Dubovoye (12.2 km2) and Lake Martynovo (2.46 km2). At the confluence of the Pra and Oka rivers, the floodplain is 10 km wide.

The altitude of land in the Meshchyorsky National Park ranges only 40 meters vertically, from 80 to 120 meters above sea level. The wetlands experience floods in the spring, and low-water levels and dryness during the summer dry season. As with most national parks in Russia, the territory is zoned for different uses and levels of protection. By the 1995 zoning plan, Meshchyorsky is laid out for the following:

Zone of Strict Protection: 20.1 thousand hectares (19.8%)
Ecological Restoration: 50.8 thousand hectares (49.3%)
Traditional Economic Activities: 29.4 thousand hectares (28.6%)
Recreation and Visitor Services: 2.7 thousand hectares (2.6%)

 

 

 


 

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