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the reason to come to altai
what is it famous for
Altai is a place of power that everyone should visit at least once. The nature of the region is so diverse that there are relict belt forests, mountains, rivers, endless plains and pristine lakes. The Altai Krai is famous for beautiful landscapes and achievements in industry, science, agriculture and a rich history. There are more than 5 thousand monuments of archeology, architecture and culture on the territory of the region. Let's talk about it in details.
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things you can see in Altai
There are many places to see in the region. Various types of leisure and recreation are actively developing here. Health tourism occupies a significant place. The region's sanatoriums are popular both among Altai residents and people from other regions and countries.
sights
Altai ways
Barnaul Airport named after German Stepanovich Titov is an international airport of federal destination. There is a bar, a restaurant,
a luxury hall, a room for mothers with children and there is a hotel on the territory of the airport. Domestic flights to Barnaul are from the following cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Anapa, Irkutsk, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Omsk, Belokurikha, Novosibirsk, Surgut, Simferopol. And international flights are from Antalya.

High-speed suburban trains of high comfort "Kalina Krasnaya" and "Vostok" run on the route Barnaul - Biysk. The trains are made up of carriages that have a TV, free Wi-Fi and board games. The Kalina Krasnaya train was named after the famous work of the writer Vasily Shukshin; it is decorated with information materials about the biography and work of the writer.
"Vostok" is named in honor of the spacecraft on which German Titov, a native of the Altai and
the planet's second cosmonaut, made a circular flight around the Earth. The interior of the cars is decorated with portraits of famous cosmonauts, their quotes and reproductions of paintings by Nicholas Roerich.

Сhuyskiy trakt, or the federal highway R-256 is the main highway of Altai. A lot of tourists pass through the Сhuyskiy trakt annually. According to National Geographic, it is the fifth of the most beautiful roads in the world. At the zero kilometer of the legendary road, there is the Chuyskiy Tract Museum, which tells its story starting from the pack trail where the northern route of the Great Silk Road ran, to the modern route.
The village Srostki
Srostki is a large village in the Altai Krai on the Chuyskiy trakt and the birthplace of the famous writer and film director Vasily Shukshin. There is a museum dedicated to him in the village, and a monument is installed in honor of the legendary
compatriot on Mount Piket with a perfect view on the Chuyskiy trakt and Katun. Every summer the Russian festival "Shukshin Days'' is held on Mount Piket in Srostki, which attracts famous artists and musicians. Here awards are given to artists, film screenings, concerts and other events are held. There is a large market in Srostki, where different types of honey, nuts, Altai souvenirs can be bought and the famous Srostinsky pies sampled. The market works all year round.

The museum of the writer and director Vasily Makarovich Shukshin appeared in Srostki in 1978. Now it includes three buildings: the former rural school where Shukshin studied, the house where the writer Vasily Makarovich spent his childhood, and the house that he presented to his mother. The museum-reserve contains thousands of exhibits that reveal the personality of the famous cultural figure and show his life path. Every year the museum is visited by about 40 thousand people from all over the world.
Town-resort Belokurikha
One of the leading federal resorts in the country, where 16 modern health resorts provide more than 200 procedures including water from radon springs treatment and decoctions from maral antlers. The air here is so dense like the Russians say “eat with a spoon”. It surpasses the Swiss Alps in terms of the content of negative aerons. Belokurikha also attracts tourists with its picturesque nature and mild mountain climate. The resort is hidden from wind and there are lots of sunny days. Talking about the sights, tourists especially like the cable car that leads to Mount Tserkovka and the largest certified hippodrome in Siberia. There are many restaurants in Belokurikha that serve dishes of different cuisines of the world from eco-products. In winter, ski trails with drag and chair lifts are open.
Belokurikha Gornaya
A new resort that is visited by thousands of tourists a year. For those who are keen on active recreation, there is a ski and biathlon stadium, where the Russian national biathlon team trains and a ski complex. For the kids there is a tubing track with a chairlift. It is worth visiting the historical and architectural complex "Andreevskaya Sloboda", which allows you to immerse into the atmosphere and everyday life in Siberia in the 19th century. The road to Belokurikha Gornaya deserves special attention - it is a picturesque serpentine road through a mountain pass with a height difference of 420 m. It has a length of 7.7 km, 62 turns, 12 serpentine sections and several viewing platforms.
Guseletovo
The lakes, which are close to Altai village Guseletovo in the Romanovsky district are suitable for improving health due to curative mud. Sulfide-silt mud of the Karachinsky type appeared on the site of the ancient sea after several periods of glaciation. It contains iron impurities, trace elements and phosphorus-containing organic substances. Mud is used in the treatment of the spine, joints, muscles, diseases of the skin and intestinal tract, ENT diseases. The most popular of the Guseletovsky lakes are Mormyshanskoye and Gor’koye. This place is also famous for the relict Kasmalinsky pine forest.
Denisova Cave and Waterfalls on the Shinok river
Denisova Cave is located on the right bank of the Anuy River, between the villages of Soloneshnoye and Chyorny Anuy. In 1926, the artist Nicholas Roerich visited it during his trip to Altai. During the research more than 80 thousand artifacts were found, including the remains of hundreds of ancient animals, as well as humans called Denisovan man, which belong to a species representing a special branch in evolution. This unique place contains about 20 cultural layers, and the lowest layers are at least 200 thousand years old. The area of Denisova Cave is 270 square meters. Near the cave, there are other famous Paleolithic monuments: Okladnikov's cave and the ancient site of Karama. But the most famous one is the natural monument of waterfalls on the Shinok River, which is located in the Soloneshensky district. It has been known since the 19th century and includes three waterfalls: Bolshoi Shinok with a height of more than 70 m (the largest in Altai), Rasypnaya - 10 m and Skat - 25 m. This place is suitable for eco tourism, you can stay here in camping or in a special car park.
Gornaya Kolyvan (Kolyvan stone-cutting plant, Lake Beloye and Lake Kolyvanskoye, Mount Sinyukha)
Kolyvan is one of the oldest settlements in Altai. More than 200 years ago, by order of Empress Catherine II, the Kolyvan stone-cutting factory was founded here. Kolyvan stone-carving craftsmen pass on from generation to generation the skills of processing, grinding works of art from jasper, quartzite, porphyry, granite and other minerals. It was this plant where the famous "Queen of Vases'' was made and which is kept in the "Hermitage". A Plenty of diplomatic gifts for the governors of many countries, which are kept in museums and private collections around the world, were made here as well. There are guided tours to the Kolyvan factory. It is worth visiting the Museum of the History of Stone-Carving in Altai.

Gornaya Kolyvan is also interesting for its natural beauty. Here starts the ascent to Mount Sinyukha - a natural monument of regional significance (1210 m above sea level). Here, granite bowls are formed, whose water is considered to be holy, according to pilgrims. There is a natural source of clean water on the northern slope of the mountain. In 1997, the believers installed a cross on the top of the mountain. Lake Beloe is located at the foothill of Mount Sinyukha. The water there is very clean and clear, and it has an almost perfect round shape. Due to the clear water, this deep lake is perfect for both swimming and fishing. There is a rocky outlier island in its center.

Kolyvanskoe Lake has the shape of a camel from a bird's eye view. It is surrounded by picturesque cliffs that look like animals, castles and towers. Here you can see centuries-old stones and the relict water nut chilim, which has survived in large quantities and is a fragment of the flora of the ancient period and pre-ice age. Kolyvanskoe Lake is calm, with the purest running water. It is distinguished by a gradual increase in depth and is famous for its beaches and coarse sand. According to geologists, in ancient times there was the surf line of the ancient sea. You can stay here in a tent, camping or "green house".
Museum of Cosmonautics in Polkovnikovo
The museum was opened in honor of the second cosmonaut of the planet German Titov. This is a unique historical and cultural object that tells about the history of the astronautics development, about the contribution to space exploration by German Titov, the life and work of the cosmonaut's father, the famous Altai educator Stepan Titov. The museum includes the building of the school where German Titov studied, a new building with exhibition halls and storage facilities, and the house of the Titov family, where the future cosmonaut spent his childhood and youth. In the halls of the museum, the personal belongings of the cosmonaut, his school supplies, awards, models of space technology, food for astronauts, the Sokol-K space suit and others are exhibited. The L-29 training aircraft and the Soyuz-TMA-21 spacecraft descent vehicle are installed on the territory of the museum.
Swan wildlife Sanctuary
Annually at the end of November, swans flock in Altai and stop at the non-freezing lake Svetly. The sanctuary is located on the Pre-Altai plain among the meadow steppes and ancient terraces of the Katun. Sightseeing tours are held here, and every year the region organizes the Altai wintering holiday, dedicated to the arrival of swans and the opening of the winter tourist season.
Yarovoye
Salt Lake Bolshoye Yarovoye,which area is 53 sq. kilometers, is famous for its bitter-salty mineralized water, healing brine and curative silt mud.It is located at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level and is the lowest point in the Altai Krai. Every summer thousands of beach lovers come to the tourist town of the same name Yarovoye, which is called Siberian Kazantip. There are cafés, bars, restaurants, discos, circus, dolphinarium, children's complexes, playgrounds for sports, attractions and the largest aqua park in Siberia "Lava" in Yarovoye. At weekends, Russian stars play concerts. In 2016, a record was set on the lake for massive lying in an asterisk shape on the water. 1,350 tourists simultaneously plunged into the water and lay down on the waves, legs and arms outstretched.
Kurya (M.T. Kalashnikov Memorial Museum, Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of the Omen)
Kurinsky District is the birthplace of Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, General Designer of Small Arms. The village of Kurya is located in a picturesque place. Tourists are attracted here by natural, cultural and historical sights. The must-visit point of Kurya is the Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov Museum. It consists of several exhibition halls, which tell about a particular period of the constructor's life. Here is the entire rich arsenal of small arms created by Kalashnikov, and everyone is given the opportunity to assemble and disassemble the legendary AK-47. The museum funds are constantly replenished; some exhibits were once donated by the constructor himself. Opposite the museum there is the Church of the Omen, in which Mikhail Kalashnikov was baptized. It was built in 1905. During the Soviet era it was used as a granary. The church found a second life after restoration and consecration in 2019.
Tigireksky reserve
The state natural reserve "Tigireksky" is located in the southwestern part of the Altai Krai. Its area is 41,505 hectares, with a guarded zone of 26,257 hectares. The reserve was created to preserve the biological and landscape diversity of Northwestern Altai. On the territory of the reserve there are 38 rare and endangered species of animals, including several dozen species of animals, birds, fish and insects included in the national and regional Red Data Books. An ecological route runs through the territory of the reserve, and excursion tracks to natural monuments and unique objects are organized here.
Village Bochkari
The village Bochkari is located in the Tselinny district of Altai Krai. Locals call it the Siberian center of attraction. Bochkari has won the status of an "exemplary settlement" and local businessmen intend to develop its tourism potential. Houses and various institutions are being built here for residents. A year-round ice arena was built in Bochkary. There is a football field with artificial turf and a modern sports and recreation complex for team sports, where athletes from Altai Republic, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk come to train. There is Bochkarevsky brewery, whose products have won many awards and are in demand far beyond the region.
Biruzovaya Katun
A special economic zone "Biruzovaya Katun '' includes many touristic complexes, hotels and mini-hotels, scattered near a large artificial lake overlooking the mountains. More than 350 thousand people visit it annually. The untouched coastal area of the Katun and the promenades along the river give the feeling of comfortable outdoor recreation. At the same time, you can find everything you need without leaving the Biruzovaya Katun area: restaurants, cafés, shops, souvenir and shopping arcades, sports grounds and even an exhibition gallery.

Entertainment: rafting, excursions on bicycles, ATVs, beach rest and excursion programs to the Tavdinsky caves and to the monument to N.K. Roerich. Tourists health treatments based on antler baths and a relaxing "sleep on the hives". Every year the SEZ becomes a venue for major events, such as "Blossoming of a maral'', "Day of Russia on Biruzovaya Katun", rock festival BECAUSE OF THE BEATLES, "Altai wintering" and many others.

Slava Medovukha's bee farm is another touristic sight in Biruzovaya Katun. It is open for tourists. Here you may find guided tours, where they tell about beekeeping and its history, introduce you to the bees’ life and offer different types of honey for sampling. The apiary also provides health services using bees.
Lake Aya
Lake Aya with clear spring water is the pearl of Altai. This is the most beloved and popular place in Altai. It has everything for an unforgettable family vacation. It is located among the majestic and beautiful green mountains. The lake, which is 20-25 thousand years old, is perfect for swimming. In summer in this area it is one of the few lakes that warm up to 20 degrees and higher. The diameter of the lake is 400 meters, the depth reaches 22 meters, and the length of the Aya shore is 1500 meters. There are many options for comfortable accommodation and a wonderful holiday on a well-equipped beach with catamarans, boats, SUP-boards rental. Cafés, restaurants, bars, karaoke are open. Terrenkur to the Devil's Finger rock, exciting excursions and jeep tours are also a must. In summer, on the territory of the park-hotel "Aya" the largest in Europe beach resort "Altai Riviera" hosts tens of thousands of guests from all over the country. There are four swimming pools of different depths and a modern amusement park with animation, foam parties and entertainment programs. Swimming, sunbathing and improving health on Aya is possible not only in summer.

In the park-hotel "Aya" SPA is open all year round. They provide an indoor pool with seawater and artificial sun, a sauna, a hammam, a barrel SPA, beauty treatments, massage and a fitness room.
Altai ways

Barnaul Airport named after German Stepanovich Titov is an international airport of federal destination. There is a bar, a restaurant,
a luxury hall, a room for mothers with children and there is a hotel on the territory of the airport. Domestic flights to Barnaul are from the following cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Anapa, Irkutsk, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Omsk, Belokurikha, Novosibirsk, Surgut, Simferopol. And international flights are from Antalya.

High-speed suburban trains of high comfort "Kalina Krasnaya" and "Vostok" run on the route Barnaul - Biysk. The trains are made up of carriages that have a TV, free Wi-Fi and board games. The Kalina Krasnaya train was named after the famous work of the writer Vasily Shukshin; it is decorated with information materials about the biography and work of the writer.
"Vostok" is named in honor of the spacecraft on which German Titov, a native of the Altai and
the planet's second cosmonaut, made a circular flight around the Earth. The interior of the cars is decorated with portraits of famous cosmonauts, their quotes and reproductions of paintings by Nicholas Roerich.

Сhuyskiy trakt, or the federal highway R-256 is the main highway of Altai. A lot of tourists pass through the Сhuyskiy trakt annually. According to National Geographic, it is the fifth of the most beautiful roads in the world. At the zero kilometer of the legendary road, there is the Chuyskiy Tract Museum, which tells its story starting from the pack trail where the northern route of the Great Silk Road ran, to the modern route.
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The village Srostki

Srostki is a large village in the Altai Krai on the Chuyskiy trakt and the birthplace of the famous writer and film director Vasily Shukshin. There is a museum dedicated to him in the village, and a monument is installed in honor of the legendary
compatriot on Mount Piket with a perfect view on the Chuyskiy trakt and Katun. Every summer the Russian festival "Shukshin Days'' is held on Mount Piket in Srostki, which attracts famous artists and musicians. Here awards are given to artists, film screenings, concerts and other events are held. There is a large market in Srostki, where different types of honey, nuts, Altai souvenirs can be bought and the famous Srostinsky pies sampled. The market works all year round.

The museum of the writer and director Vasily Makarovich Shukshin appeared in Srostki in 1978. Now it includes three buildings: the former rural school where Shukshin studied, the house where the writer Vasily Makarovich spent his childhood, and the house that he presented to his mother. The museum-reserve contains thousands of exhibits that reveal the personality of the famous cultural figure and show his life path. Every year the museum is visited by about 40 thousand people from all over the world.
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Town-resort Belokurikha

One of the leading federal resorts in the country, where 16 modern health resorts provide more than 200 procedures including water from radon springs treatment and decoctions from maral antlers. The air here is so dense like the Russians say “eat with a spoon”. It surpasses the Swiss Alps in terms of the content of negative aerons. Belokurikha also attracts tourists with its picturesque nature and mild mountain climate. The resort is hidden from wind and there are lots of sunny days. Talking about the sights, tourists especially like the cable car that leads to Mount Tserkovka and the largest certified hippodrome in Siberia. There are many restaurants in Belokurikha that serve dishes of different cuisines of the world from eco-products. In winter, ski trails with drag and chair lifts are open.
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Belokurikha Gornaya

A new resort that is visited by thousands of tourists a year. For those who are keen on active recreation, there is a ski and biathlon stadium, where the Russian national biathlon team trains and a ski complex. For the kids there is a tubing track with a chairlift. It is worth visiting the historical and architectural complex "Andreevskaya Sloboda", which allows you to immerse into the atmosphere and everyday life in Siberia in the 19th century. The road to Belokurikha Gornaya deserves special attention - it is a picturesque serpentine road through a mountain pass with a height difference of 420 m. It has a length of 7.7 km, 62 turns, 12 serpentine sections and several viewing platforms.
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Guseletovo

The lakes, which are close to Altai village Guseletovo in the Romanovsky district are suitable for improving health due to curative mud. Sulfide-silt mud of the Karachinsky type appeared on the site of the ancient sea after several periods of glaciation. It contains iron impurities, trace elements and phosphorus-containing organic substances. Mud is used in the treatment of the spine, joints, muscles, diseases of the skin and intestinal tract, ENT diseases. The most popular of the Guseletovsky lakes are Mormyshanskoye and Gor’koye. This place is also famous for the relict Kasmalinsky pine forest.
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Denisova Cave and Waterfalls on the Shinok river

Denisova Cave is located on the right bank of the Anuy River, between the villages of Soloneshnoye and Chyorny Anuy. In 1926, the artist Nicholas Roerich visited it during his trip to Altai. During the research more than 80 thousand artifacts were found, including the remains of hundreds of ancient animals, as well as humans called Denisovan man, which belong to a species representing a special branch in evolution. This unique place contains about 20 cultural layers, and the lowest layers are at least 200 thousand years old. The area of Denisova Cave is 270 square meters. Near the cave, there are other famous Paleolithic monuments: Okladnikov's cave and the ancient site of Karama. But the most famous one is the natural monument of waterfalls on the Shinok River, which is located in the Soloneshensky district. It has been known since the 19th century and includes three waterfalls: Bolshoi Shinok with a height of more than 70 m (the largest in Altai), Rasypnaya - 10 m and Skat - 25 m. This place is suitable for eco tourism, you can stay here in camping or in a special car park.
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Gornaya Kolyvan (Kolyvan stone-cutting plant, Lake Beloye and Lake Kolyvanskoye, Mount Sinyukha)

Kolyvan is one of the oldest settlements in Altai. More than 200 years ago, by order of Empress Catherine II, the Kolyvan stone-cutting factory was founded here. Kolyvan stone-carving craftsmen pass on from generation to generation the skills of processing, grinding works of art from jasper, quartzite, porphyry, granite and other minerals. It was this plant where the famous "Queen of Vases'' was made and which is kept in the "Hermitage". A Plenty of diplomatic gifts for the governors of many countries, which are kept in museums and private collections around the world, were made here as well. There are guided tours to the Kolyvan factory. It is worth visiting the Museum of the History of Stone-Carving in Altai.

Gornaya Kolyvan is also interesting for its natural beauty. Here starts the ascent to Mount Sinyukha - a natural monument of regional significance (1210 m above sea level). Here, granite bowls are formed, whose water is considered to be holy, according to pilgrims. There is a natural source of clean water on the northern slope of the mountain. In 1997, the believers installed a cross on the top of the mountain. Lake Beloe is located at the foothill of Mount Sinyukha. The water there is very clean and clear, and it has an almost perfect round shape. Due to the clear water, this deep lake is perfect for both swimming and fishing. There is a rocky outlier island in its center.

Kolyvanskoe Lake has the shape of a camel from a bird's eye view. It is surrounded by picturesque cliffs that look like animals, castles and towers. Here you can see centuries-old stones and the relict water nut chilim, which has survived in large quantities and is a fragment of the flora of the ancient period and pre-ice age. Kolyvanskoe Lake is calm, with the purest running water. It is distinguished by a gradual increase in depth and is famous for its beaches and coarse sand. According to geologists, in ancient times there was the surf line of the ancient sea. You can stay here in a tent, camping or "green house".
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Museum of Cosmonautics in Polkovnikovo

The museum was opened in honor of the second cosmonaut of the planet German Titov. This is a unique historical and cultural object that tells about the history of the astronautics development, about the contribution to space exploration by German Titov, the life and work of the cosmonaut's father, the famous Altai educator Stepan Titov. The museum includes the building of the school where German Titov studied, a new building with exhibition halls and storage facilities, and the house of the Titov family, where the future cosmonaut spent his childhood and youth. In the halls of the museum, the personal belongings of the cosmonaut, his school supplies, awards, models of space technology, food for astronauts, the Sokol-K space suit and others are exhibited. The L-29 training aircraft and the Soyuz-TMA-21 spacecraft descent vehicle are installed on the territory of the museum.
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Swan wildlife Sanctuary

Annually at the end of November, swans flock in Altai and stop at the non-freezing lake Svetly. The sanctuary is located on the Pre-Altai plain among the meadow steppes and ancient terraces of the Katun. Sightseeing tours are held here, and every year the region organizes the Altai wintering holiday, dedicated to the arrival of swans and the opening of the winter tourist season.

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Yarovoye

Salt Lake Bolshoye Yarovoye,which area is 53 sq. kilometers, is famous for its bitter-salty mineralized water, healing brine and curative silt mud.It is located at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level and is the lowest point in the Altai Krai. Every summer thousands of beach lovers come to the tourist town of the same name Yarovoye, which is called Siberian Kazantip. There are cafés, bars, restaurants, discos, circus, dolphinarium, children's complexes, playgrounds for sports, attractions and the largest aqua park in Siberia "Lava" in Yarovoye. At weekends, Russian stars play concerts. In 2016, a record was set on the lake for massive lying in an asterisk shape on the water. 1,350 tourists simultaneously plunged into the water and lay down on the waves, legs and arms outstretched.

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Kurya (M.T. Kalashnikov Memorial Museum, Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of the Omen)

Kurinsky District is the birthplace of Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, General Designer of Small Arms. The village of Kurya is located in a picturesque place. Tourists are attracted here by natural, cultural and historical sights. The must-visit point of Kurya is the Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov Museum. It consists of several exhibition halls, which tell about a particular period of the constructor's life. Here is the entire rich arsenal of small arms created by Kalashnikov, and everyone is given the opportunity to assemble and disassemble the legendary AK-47. The museum funds are constantly replenished; some exhibits were once donated by the constructor himself. Opposite the museum there is the Church of the Omen, in which Mikhail Kalashnikov was baptized. It was built in 1905. During the Soviet era it was used as a granary. The church found a second life after restoration and consecration in 2019.

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Tigireksky reserve

The state natural reserve "Tigireksky" is located in the southwestern part of the Altai Krai. Its area is 41,505 hectares, with a guarded zone of 26,257 hectares. The reserve was created to preserve the biological and landscape diversity of Northwestern Altai. On the territory of the reserve there are 38 rare and endangered species of animals, including several dozen species of animals, birds, fish and insects included in the national and regional Red Data Books. An ecological route runs through the territory of the reserve, and excursion tracks to natural monuments and unique objects are organized here.

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Village Bochkari

The village Bochkari is located in the Tselinny district of Altai Krai. Locals call it the Siberian center of attraction. Bochkari has won the status of an "exemplary settlement" and local businessmen intend to develop its tourism potential. Houses and various institutions are being built here for residents. A year-round ice arena was built in Bochkary. There is a football field with artificial turf and a modern sports and recreation complex for team sports, where athletes from Altai Republic, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk come to train. There is Bochkarevsky brewery, whose products have won many awards and are in demand far beyond the region.

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Biruzovaya Katun

A special economic zone "Biruzovaya Katun '' includes many touristic complexes, hotels and mini-hotels, scattered near a large artificial lake overlooking the mountains. More than 350 thousand people visit it annually. The untouched coastal area of the Katun and the promenades along the river give the feeling of comfortable outdoor recreation. At the same time, you can find everything you need without leaving the Biruzovaya Katun area: restaurants, cafés, shops, souvenir and shopping arcades, sports grounds and even an exhibition gallery.

Entertainment: rafting, excursions on bicycles, ATVs, beach rest and excursion programs to the Tavdinsky caves and to the monument to N.K. Roerich. Tourists health treatments based on antler baths and a relaxing "sleep on the hives". Every year the SEZ becomes a venue for major events, such as "Blossoming of a maral'', "Day of Russia on Biruzovaya Katun", rock festival BECAUSE OF THE BEATLES, "Altai wintering" and many others.

Slava Medovukha's bee farm is another touristic sight in Biruzovaya Katun. It is open for tourists. Here you may find guided tours, where they tell about beekeeping and its history, introduce you to the bees’ life and offer different types of honey for sampling. The apiary also provides health services using bees.
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Lake Aya

Lake Aya with clear spring water is the pearl of Altai. This is the most beloved and popular place in Altai. It has everything for an unforgettable family vacation. It is located among the majestic and beautiful green mountains. The lake, which is 20-25 thousand years old, is perfect for swimming. In summer in this area it is one of the few lakes that warm up to 20 degrees and higher. The diameter of the lake is 400 meters, the depth reaches 22 meters, and the length of the Aya shore is 1500 meters. There are many options for comfortable accommodation and a wonderful holiday on a well-equipped beach with catamarans, boats, SUP-boards rental. Cafés, restaurants, bars, karaoke are open. Terrenkur to the Devil's Finger rock, exciting excursions and jeep tours are also a must. In summer, on the territory of the park-hotel "Aya" the largest in Europe beach resort "Altai Riviera" hosts tens of thousands of guests from all over the country. There are four swimming pools of different depths and a modern amusement park with animation, foam parties and entertainment programs. Swimming, sunbathing and improving health on Aya is possible not only in summer.

In the park-hotel "Aya" SPA is open all year round. They provide an indoor pool with seawater and artificial sun, a sauna, a hammam, a barrel SPA, beauty treatments, massage and a fitness room.
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Best places in Barnaul

Barnaul is one of the largest Siberian cities and the capital of Altai Krai. It appeared at the beginning of the 18th century in 1730. Guests of the city will be interested in looking at its architecture and visiting numerous museums, exhibition halls, art galleries, theaters and concert halls. In addition, numerous local and international festivals are held in Barnaul.
sights to see
Industry
In Altai Krai, there are more than 60 innovative plants that manufacture products that have no analogues in Russia and in the world. Goods from the region are supplied to all CIS countries and to more than 50 countries of the world.
During the Great Patriotic War, the Altai Territory received more than 100 evacuated enterprises from the western regions of the country, including 24 factories of the Union significance.
Barnaul Machine-Tool Plant
Barnaul Machine-Tool Plant is one of the largest plant in Altai Krai with a legendary history. During the Great Patriotic War, every second rifle cartridge was manufactured here. Today the plant produces hoists for work in the Far North, marine environment, tropical climate, for nuclear power facilities. In addition, the plant produces more than 160 items for sport-hunting and live ammunition, 140 modifications of lifting equipment. The company's products are supplied to 30 countries of the world and 50 Russian regions.
Altay factory of precision products
This is the only factory in Eastern and Western Siberia that produces injectors and sprayers, which are used in domestic and foreign diesel engines. The plant designs and manufactures their own machine tools that have no analogues in the world. The factory products cover the neighboring countries, Europe and Africa.
Barnaul Melange plant
The largest textile plant in Russia. Today BMP is the only manufacturer of cotton and blended fabrics outside the Urals.
Tire factory "Nortek" and "YAShZ Avia"
In Russia, the "YAShZ Avia" factory is the only one producing tires for civil and military aviation, and Nortek's products occupy about 60% of the market in Russia and the CIS for agricultural and industrial tires.
Kristallin
Kristallin manufactures unique ophthalmic microsurgical scalpels with a diamond blade. Moreover, "Kristalin" produces polished diamonds and diamond inserts "PARUS", which are developed and patented by the company. This is the only enterprise in the world that uses this type of diamond cutting.
"CSort" Company
"CSort" is the leader in the Russian market in terms of color sortering production. The company's products are presented in the markets of Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. The company's specialists have developed and introduced into production innovative high-precision equipment - a photo electronic sorter - under the brands "Zorkiy", "Optima", "SmartTSort", "MiniSort".
Science
This year, in Altai Krai, the heads of universities, scientific organizations of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and regional enterprises signed an agreement about the creation of the Altai scientific and educational center. In November, the universities of the region became the organizers of the regional platform "Vernadsky - Altai" within the Lomonosov-2020 forum. The directions of the forum's activities correspond to the key areas of scientific, technological and social-economic development of the region. 13 young scientists from universities in the region will receive 6.5 million rubles within the UMNIK program. The winners were determined by the Innovation Promotion Foundation.
In Altai Krai, more than 30 organizations are engaged in various types of scientific, design and survey activities. Each year they bring new discoveries that will surely change our lives for the better in the future.

Recent scientific discoveries

Natural preservative
Biysk scientists have developed a method for extracting a natural preservative product from sea buckthorn meal. Scientific survey was carried out with the support of a grant from the Industrial Partnership of Altayvitamins JSC. The new preservative can be used in the food industry as a replacement for synthetic preservatives. Scientists believe that it will be most in demand in confectionery and drinks.
Diagnosing cancer with nanoparticles
Scientists from Altai State University have developed nanoparticles that can help in the diagnosis of cancer. It is possible to localize the tumor at the initial stage, when the affected tissue is still almost indistinguishable from the healthy one. In the future, scientists see the possibility that particles they have developed can selectively affect cancer cells.
Wood-free paper
Altai scientists have come up with a way to obtain wood-free cellulose. The secret is to use the miscanthus plant instead of the tree. We have already learned how to make paper from it, and in the future they plan to create other eco-products. Using miscanthus instead of wood will help preserve forests.
Agricultural machine
Engineers of the student design bureau of the Altai State Technical University named after Polzunov developed a four-row rotary slot former. This is a special machine for special soil cultivation. There has never been such a model in our country. Previously, farmers used a rotary tiller, which only loosened the soil with a circular knife, without leaving a gap for planting seedlings. Now there is a model of a more productive machine. The crevice tool consists of a frame, an intermediate shaft, markers, support wheels, a gearbox and disc rotors with L-shaped blades to ensure the required dimensions of the slot. The working surface of the blade is made of wear-resistant protective material.
Special equipment without a driver
Altai State Technical University scientists have developed a system for automatic control of the movement of wheeled agricultural vehicles using satellite radio navigation systems GPS and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) . The control system provides movement without the participation of the driver. The driver is in the car, but the developed system controls the steering. This is another step in the development of precision farming. The system will increase labor productivity.
Tillage
Another development of the AltSTU student design bureau is an agricultural machine for near-trunk tillage in fruit tree nurseries. The uniqueness of the development is that it allows to process the near-trunk zone near the seedlings without damaging them. Now the machine works at the Research Institute named after Lisavenko.
Recent scientific discoveries
AltSTU students have developed an innovative dairy product of plant origin. Milk and drinking cream which is based on vegetable raw materials will surely be appreciated by consumers with individual intolerance to lactose and milk casein, as well as vegetarians.
Super solid metal
Scientists at AltSTU have developed a special composition that is applied to the metal surface using a special method at high temperatures. As a result, the metal acquires greater strength, durability and anti-corrosion properties. Altai industry is already implementing this development. It was tested at the Altai Precision Products Plant and at the “Mokvin battery processing plant” in Novoaltaisk.
Plant milk
Scientists of the Altai Agrarian University have developed a composition of organic mineral fertilizers and designed a technological line for their production based on poultry waste using bio-fermentation. The use of these fertilizers ensures a balanced nutrition of crops and improves the ecology of the areas near the poultry farms. The harvest increases by 1.24-1.46 times.
Resource-saving technologies for farming
Scientists of the Altai Agrarian University have developed new low-emission technologies for cultivation of agricultural crops based on direct sowing "No-Till", which increase soil fertility and the efficiency of grain production in the steppe zone. The use of new technologies allows increasing the average yield of grain crops by 2-3 times, and reducing fuel consumption per unit of cultivated area by 1.5-2 times.
Fertilizer production based on poultry waste
Altai scientists suggested using probiotics instead of antibiotics when raising young animals and keeping adult chickens. They also suggest effective ways of using sets of technological equipment and lighting sources in poultry houses. The suggested solutions will improve the efficiency of the production of poultry farms and poultry farms.
Probiotic instead of antibiotic
Agriculture
By the end of the 30s of the XX century, Altai turned into one of the largest agro-industrial regions of Siberia. The development of virgin lands, which started in 1954, gave a serious impetus to the development of agriculture in the region. Today Altai Krai is the largest grain producer in the Russian Federation. Arable land occupies about 6.5 million hectares in the region, and this is the largest area of ​​arable land among all Russian regions.
Due to the variety of soil and climatic conditions in the region, a variety of agricultural crops are grown, a significant part of which is exported.
Products produced in Altai Krai

Regional Agriculture Facts

sunflower
Altai Krai is the largest producer of sunflower seed oil in the Siberian Federal District. The region accounts for 95% of the total Siberian sown area.
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buckthorn
75% of sea buckthorn oil in Russia is produced in the region from local raw materials. Medicines based on sea buckthorn, natural juices and other types of products are supplied to the European part of Russia, as well as neighboring countries.
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beet
The Altai Territory is the only region in the Siberian Federal District that produces and processes sugar beets.
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meat and milk
The region is among the top five leaders in the country in terms of cattle and milk production.
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buckwheat
Altai Krai produces 40- 50% and more of all the Russian buckwheat production.
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flour and cereals
For more than 20 years, Altai Krai has been the first in Russia in the production of flour and for 4 years it has been the leader in cereals production.
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cheese
Altai Krai is the 1st in Russia in the production of cheese and cheese products. Up to 70-80% of manufactured products are exported outside the region, including for export - to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Germany and France.
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The largest arable land
The Altai Krai has the largest arable land area in Russia - 6.5 million hectares. Each inhabitant has 2.5 hectares of arable land, which is much higher than the average Russian level.
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Food production
The Altai Krai is the 1st in terms of the production of flour, cereals and cheeses, second in the production of butter, and third in the production of pasta.
It was here in the 30s of the XX century that one of the most beloved cheeses of the USSR, “Soviet”, was invented and began to be mass-produced.
Altai krai production
process manufacturing in numbers
1290
Companies and organizations produce food and drinks
626
Entrepreneurs and farms work in the industry
45 000
People are employed in food production in the region
300
New names annually replenish the range of products manufactured in the region
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