Magazine article Russian Life

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Magazine article Russian Life

Feedback & Corrections

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To the Editor:

Wonderful article and photography in Maria Antonova's "Tracking the Ghosts of the Mountains." Sure would have been helpful for a small detailed map of the main highway and lakes.

In the March/April 2017 issue, page 30, I believe the Altai Republic borders Kazakhstan, not Kyrgyzstan, which is somewhat more south. And, the Chuysky Trakt or Chuya Highway may be designated as M52 (Atlas Avtodorog Rossii, 2001, pp. 96-97) or P256 on the internet. Lake Khindiktig-Khoi' is located in the southern tip of the Respublika Tyva.

Yet, I cannot locate the area of Kalbak Tash. The Chuya River is, however, parallel to the M 52 Highway. Without a detailed map, the area is mere names to a very important region of the Earth. Thanks for your fine article,

Stewart Lillard, Silver Spring, MD

Stewart:

Thank you for your note. Indeed, a map may well have been called for. The Kalbak Tash ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) petroglyphs are on the highway south of Gorno Altaisk, just beyond Onguday. …

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