Kyzyl-Taiga

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kyzyl-Taiga

 

the highest peak in the Zapadnyi Saian, Tuva ASSR, south of the Glavnyi (Vodorazdel’nyi) Range at the source of the Ak-Sug River. Rising to an elevation of 3,121 m, it is composed of metamorphosed sandstones, siltstones, and conglomerates. There are traces of glaciation (cirques and troughs), and the summit is covered with rock streams. Lichen and moss-lichen tundra vegetation grows on the slopes.

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