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Golden Mountains of Altai
Golden Mountains of Altai
is the name of an UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of the Altai and Katun Natural Reserves, Lake Teletskoye, Belukha Mountain, and the Ukok Plateau. As stated in the UNESCO description of the site, "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".[1] While making its decision, UNESCO also cited Russian Altai's importance for preservation of the globally endangered mammals, such as snow leopard and the Altai argali. The site covers a vast area of 16,175 km².[2]

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^ "Golden Mountains of Altai". UNESCO. Retrieved 2007-07-31.  ^ "Greater Altai – Altai Krai, Republic of Altai, Tyva (Tuva), and Novosibirsk - Crossroads". Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2006-11-30. 

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World Heritage Sites in Russia by federal district

Central

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Moscow Kremlin
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Southern

Western Caucasus

Northwestern

Curonian Spit1 Ferapontov Monastery Kizhi Pogost Virgin Komi Forests Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Surroundings Solovetsky Islands Struve Geodetic Arc2

Far Eastern

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Siberian

Golden Mountains of Altai Lake Baikal Landscapes of Dauria3 Putorana Plateau Uvs Nuur Basin3

Volga

Assumption Cathedral of Sviyazhsk Bolghar Kazan Kremlin

North Caucasian

Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

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