The route to the country of fertility and juctice passes through Altai. Nikolay Rerikh and Vyacheslav Shishkov told about Belovod'ye. The place where the beauty of the world and the depth of human existence. Just men live here, wise rules govern here, there is no boyar and sovereign pressure. Only good people can get into it.

Nature, food traditions, hospitality-are the basis of gastronomic tourism in Altai Kray. Tourists are always interested in cuisine and products of the country they visit. Natural products and dishes is a modern tendency nowadays. One can find all of these things in Altai...
Winter rest in Altai is for those who like motion, snow and frost. Altai Kray will find how to surprise tourists even in winter. Skiing, sledging and travelling on horses...

Nature of Altai Kray- chronicle in which time writes a story of love. Mountains, rivers, lakes save people's secrets, and people's rumour tries to clue them. There the river becomes a child of two lovers, and lake- bitter tears of unhappy girl. There is no Dun'kina grove for a long time, but legends about unhappy love are still exist. So three instructive legends about those who lived and loved once.

The tools of Palaeolithic period was found in Altai, sites were opened which are dated to tens thousands of years. Climatic storms, birth and destruction of mountains, nothing stopped people: they returned in Altai again and again...

Those who live in lowland areas and steppes  will find a rich sourse of aesthetic pleasure in unusual for them artistic combinations of dark forests and mountain streams, glaringly heights and bright mountain meadows with inverted above it blue firmament. That is how the region was characterized by V. Sapozhnikov, scientist.

Ten stag breeding farms are located in the foothills of Altai, the most famous of which is in  Altaiskiy, Charyshskaya and Soloneshensky areas ...

Maslenitsa is a big Slavic holiday, accompanying winter and meeting spring. There is no exact date for Maslenitsa, every year it shifts (Russ. polzet) in calendar. That is why in folk songs it was called Popolzukha (from Russian "polzti)"

Ski season in Altai Kray opens in the beginning of December and ends in the end of March. Routes are situated in picturesque corners of the region: surrounded with mountains, forests, locked lakes and rivers...
Altay Region

Geographische Lage der Altai Region

Die Altai Region liegt im Südosten des westlichen Sibiriens an der Grenze des Kontinentalasiens und 3419 Kilometer weit von Moskau entfernt. Die Fläche der Altai Region beträgt 168 000 km².

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Die Altai Region ist durch ihre mannigfaltige Landschaften bekannt. Im Norden und im Westen breiten sich die endlosen Steppen. An südlichen Grenzen nimmt seinen Anfang der einzigartige Streifenwald. Im Norden türmen sich die majestätischen Berge des Altai.



In der Altai Region herrscht gemäßigt kontinentales Klima, das in Folge der häufigen Änderungen der Luftmassen gebildet wurde.

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Die Jahreszeiten der Altai Region sind nicht vorhersagbar. Im Sommer steht am Morgen Nebel, am Mittag herrscht Hitze und in der Nacht kommt ein Gewitter.

Snow and Winter

Der Schnee bedeckt den Boden erst Mitte November und fängt an zu schmelzen Anfang April. Die Niederschlagsmenge beträgt 40-60 cm.

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Der Winter im Altai dauert eine lange Zeit und bringt viel Schnee und strenge Fröste. Eines Winters bauen die Kinder kleine und große Schneemänner überall,  und anderes Winters ist der Boden mit Schnee kaum bedeckt. Aber jeden Winter fahren alle Ski, laufen Schlittschuhe oder rodeln.

Altai Is Rich In Mineral Waters And Curative Mud.
On their basis was developed sanatorium system. Resort Belokuriha widely uses sources with weak radon subthermal weakly mineralized nitrogen-siliceous waters, mineral deposits are developed ZAVYALOVSKY medical table groundwater mud Yarovoye small lake, preparing for the development of the field of therapeutic mud Lake Bitter-ZAVYALOVSKY and Mormyshanskoe.
Since 1786 Altai has been developing stone-cutting industry.Famous "Tsarina of Vases» was made of jasper in Kolyvan', which now adorns one of the halls of the Hermitage .
Developing Of Altai Kray Began
In VIII Century
Young Russian metal required for the production of weapons and coins. Ural breeder Akinfiy Demidov founded in 1729 the first metallurgical plant - Kolyvano Voskresenskiy. Rudniy Altai was rich in silver. Clerks of Demidov started production in 1744. As the result there was establishment of feudal mining based on serf and artisan labor
Health and Beauty

Die Flora der Altairegion zählt 1184 Arten von Pflanzen, darunter mehr als 100 Heilpflanzen, deren Verwendung in Medizin offiziell erlaubt ist.

Das sind: Rosenwurzel,  Maralwurzel,  Süßklee,  Nord-ostasiatische Pfingstrose,  Echtes Süßholz u.s.w.  Es gibt auch solche Heilpflanzen, deren Kultur zu kompliziert ist und deren Naturvorräte die einzige Quelle der Rohstoffe für Heilmittelproduktion darstellen. Das sind Adonisröschen, Preiselbeere, Sumpfcalmus, Nuphar lutea.

Unique Phenomenon
In Altai One Can Observe Unique Natural Phenomenon - Bloom Maralnik5III3532_283.jpg