Golden Mountains of Altai (1998)
Russia

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The Altai mountains in southern Siberia form the major mountain range in the western Siberia biogeographic region and provide the source of its greatest rivers the Ob and the Irtysh. Three separate areas are inscribed: Altaisky Zapovednik and a buffer zone around Lake Teletskoye; Katunsky Zapovednik and a buffer zone around Mount Belukha; and the Ukok Quiet Zone on the Ukok plateau. The total area covers 1,611,457 ha. The region represents the most complete sequence of altitudinal vegetation zones in central Siberia, from steppe, forest-steppe, mixed forest, subalpine vegetation to alpine vegetation. The site is also an important habitat for endangered animal species such as the snow leopard. 

The Altai Republic is an autonomous region in Siberia, in the heart of Asia, slightly southeast of Novosibirsk. The red spot indicates the exact location. The administrative center is Gorno-Altaisk. 
  • USSR 1986. International Mountaineering Camp of the Soviet Sports Committee. Republic of Altai, The Belukha Mountain. 

USSR 1986. World Cultural Heritage. Golden Mountains of Altai. Belukha Mountain.

Map of Russia with the Republic of Altai.
  • Map of Russia with the Republic of Altai marked in red. 

  • Russia 2002. Regional series. Republic of Altai. 

Russia 2002. Regional series. Republic of Altai.
  • Russia 2004. 
    Landscapes from the Golden Mountains of Altai. From top to bottom, left to right: 

     

    • Label. The Golden Mountains of Altai - object of the World Natural Heritage.
    • The Belukha Mountain.
    • The Katun River.
    • The Telesskoye Lake. 

Russia 2004. World Cultural Heritage. Landscapes from the Golden Mountains of Altai.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Russia (on this web site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Russia-section, for further information on such sites. 

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