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Natalia Luzhkova

After years of financial struggle, protected areas in the Russian Federation have been encouraged to open up to ecotourism in order to become more financially self-sustainable. This article focuses on this transition and examines the challenges of policy-related geographical and social aspects of the development of ecotourism in the nature reserves. The article identifies four main risk factors in the development of ecotourism: environmental, social, managerial, and economic. It outlines stakeholder interests in tourism, the local population's involvement in environment-friendly developments, and the possibilities for ecotourism on the model territory of the Baikalskii Nature Biosphere zapovednik.

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Arsen’ev’s Lament

A Century of Change to Wildlife and Wild Places in Primorye, Russia

Jonathan C. Slaght

animals, mostly adults, were targeted by Russian trophy hunters, while others, primarily younger animals, were captured alive for domestic and international zoo and circus markets. 20 In the mid- to late-1930s, when the federal zapovednik (nature

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Joachim Otto Habeck, Spencer Abbe, and Stephen Dalziel

Russian environmental history by recounting a trip to a remote corner of Lake Baikal. Moon suggests that, even amid the smoke of wildfires spurred on by anthropogenic sources, the Barguzin zapovednik —or nature preserve—indicates that there are still

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Ryan Tucker Jones

zapusk , measures that would hopefully encourage interest in the longer-term health of the whale stocks. Whaling, in other words, was to be encouraged, but with significant cautions attached. 23 At times, the zapovednik concept extended past the

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Igor Popov

and then disappeared completely in the middle of the twentieth century. It is now actively explored by archeologists, and a museum was established there ( Istoriko-kul'turnyi i landshaftnyi muzei-zapovednik “Pustozersk” 2019 ). Mangazeia underwent a

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Spencer Abbe, Tayana Arakchaa, and Sveta Yamin-Pasternak

zapovednik at the Tunguska site, and stands out for its contribution to the small but growing body of literature on Soviet and post-Soviet nature protec tion. If anything, the book's concluding thoughts on the implications of the Tunguska explosion for

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Sensory Perception of Rock Art in East Siberia and the Far East

Soviet Archeological “Discoveries” and Indigenous Evenkis

Donatas Brandišauskas

visiting sentient sites has been a common ritual practice among many Siberian archeologists for decades ( Figure 2 ). Figure 2. Scientists and zapovednik rangers observe rock art near the Olekma River. Photograph by the author. Okladnikov (1967