Akademik Obruchev

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Obruchev, Akademik


a mountain range in the central part of the Vostochnaia Tuva Highlands in eastern Tuva ASSR. The Akademik Obruchev Range is 250 km long and rises to a maximum elevation of 2,895 m. It consists of several mountain chains, composed mainly of granites, schists, and sandstones. Its slopes are covered with taiga forests, and its peaks with mountain tundra and rock streams. The range is named in honor of Vladimir Afanas’evich Obruchev.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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