In the Samara region, on the Samara Luka (in the bend of the Volga river), between the Kuibyshev and Saratov reservoirs, the state natural Zhiguli reserve is located.
The Zhiguli State Nature Reserve, with an area of 2500 hectares, was organized in 1927. In 1932, the Seredysh and Shalyga Islands were annexed. In 1935 – the first renaming: the reserve became “Kuibyshevsky”. Its area began to be 10,000 hectares. Zhiguli Reserve The attitude to natural resources in the USSR was different than today. Continue reading
Planet Earth is filled with places that are beyond description. There is not enough beauty and wealth of the language to convey the feelings that they cause when you see them for the first time. Green forests and high mountains, lakes with clear water, white sand beaches, volcanoes and powerful waterfalls, glaciers and hot geysers are only a small part of what the planet can hit. Continue reading
The desert of white sands is probably the most unusual desert in the world. Unusual as its color and material. White expanses look like snow dunes, but in reality it is plaster. Animals and plants that have adapted to life here are few. The total area of the desert is about 280 kilometers. The desert is visited by many tourists, a proposal was made to include it on the UNESCO World Heritage List, but this is not possible due to military bases located nearby. Continue reading