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The State Nature Reserve “Stolby”

The state nature reserve “Stolby” (“Pillars”) is located in the north-western spurs of the Eastern Sayan – a mountain range in southern Siberia. From the north-east it is adjacent to the city of Krasnoyarsk, a city bus ( “Turbaza” stop) goes to the border of the reserve.

This is a unique corner of Siberian nature with diverse landscapes, one of the main natural attractions of the Krasnoyarsk region. Photos by: Sergey Filinin.

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The reserve was founded in 1925 on the initiative of the residents of Krasnoyarsk to preserve natural systems around the picturesque syenite residual outcrops – pillars. Today, its area is 47,219 hectares.

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The rocks called “stolby” (“pillars”) are the main attraction of the reserve. The residents and guests of Krasnoyarsk visit this amazing place for recreation and sports.

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