The flag of Russia was hoisted on the extreme eastern point of Europe on the Polar Urals
16:50 21 ноября 2018
Категории: News in English
The significant event in the sphere of development of tourism both for Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the whole Russia took place – the Russian flag was hoisted on the geographical point “The Extreme eastern point of Europe on the continent”. This information was given to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” by the hero of the event Ivan Popov. He also told the prehistory of the event.
This symbolic step completed the 18-year stage of search for the Russian geographical and tourist brand analogous to three long defined extreme European points: northern (North Cape, Norway), southern (Point Marroqui, Spain), western (Cabo da Roca, Portugal).
Attempts of the Russian tourist community to establish the location of the point being taken since 2001 became long-term in connection with the existing problem of different interpretations of the position of the Europe-Asia border in the Polar-Ural part.
Enthusiasts of Yamal and later the official structures of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug – the department of international and external economic relations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the department on science and innovations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Russian center for exploration of the Arctic interested in defining the location of an important geographical object on the territory joined the search for “The Extreme eastern point of Europe” in 2013.
In 2016 the problem of uncertainty of the border position was removed by the scientific board at the Institute of geography of the RAS, which took a scientifically based decision on the border position of the parts of the world Europe and Asia in the northern part of continental Euro-Asia. For the present day the Ural-Pai-Khoi watershed line separating water areas of the Barents Sea (Europe) and the Kara Sea (Asia) is the border. At the same time, the Institute of geography and representatives of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug conducted the joint expedition to clarify the border “Europe-Asia” position and the point “The Extreme eastern point of Europe”.
In 2017 the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug received the official conclusion from the Institute of geography of the RAS about the location of the Extreme eastern point of Europe on the continent.
The spatial location of the point is associated with the Polar Urals, with the watershed line of the Nogodoyakha Mountain coinciding with the administrative border of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Komi Republic. The point fits well into the contours of the Gornokhadatinskiy area of the Polyarno-Uralskiy nature park of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and is surrounded with unique natural objects, what is an additional reason to visit the place.
In its turn the location of the significant All-Russian and European geographical brand on the territory of the park considerably increases its status, recognition and tourist attractiveness.
The flag hoisted on the height 793 meters on the Nogodoyakha Mountain is considered by the authors of the project as the step symbolizing completion of the first stage of formation of “The Extreme eastern point of Europe on the continent”, the step that gives a considerable impulse in development of new directions of tourism in the region. Also 10 of 30 planned kilometers of the Ural ecological tracking pathway were passed and marked. It goes along the watershed border “Europe – Asia” and leads to the Extreme eastern point of Europe.