Russia is the country with the largest territory in the world. There are nine climatic zones on this territory, from arctic deserts to subtropics. The nature of Russia is surprisingly diverse and does not cease to amaze travelers with new discoveries, and more than a thousand-year history has left many amazing traces. We are starting to publish descriptions of unusual places in Russia that are of interest to tourists as natural, historical and architectural monuments.
In the language of Mansi, the indigenous inhabitants of the Northern Urals, the name of the geological monument “Man-Pupu-ner” means “small mountain of idols.” The monument is located in the Pechero-Troitsky district of the Komi Republic, in a remote, inaccessible place for tourists. By their nature, these are remnants – rock cliffs from hard rocks left over from the mountains that once towered here. Wind, precipitation gave the cliffs a bizarre shape. Continue reading