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an urban-type settlement and balneological health resort in Smolensk Raion, Altai Krai, RSFSR. Belokurikha is located among the spurs of the Cherginsk Mountain Range at an altitude of 250–300 m in the valley of the Bolshaia Belokurikha River. The town is 75 km to the south of the nearest railroad station at Biisk and 250 km from Barnaul. In 1968, Belokurikha had a population of 5,700. The summers are sunny and warm, with an average July temperature of 20° C; the winters are moderately cold, with an average January temperature of -16° C; precipitation is approximately 465 mm per year. Means for medical treatment include the following: thermal waters (37. 1° C); radon waters (1.37 × 1012 disintegrations per second per cubic meter, or 37 Mach units); waters aerated with nitrogen mixed with rare gases, used for baths, drinking, bathing in swimming pools, inhalations, and irrigations; radon applications; and air-radon insufflations. There are sanatoriums for children and adults as well as a bathhouse. Patients with diseases of the circulatory system, the joint and motor functions, and the nervous and gynecological systems are treated here.