“Vandal inscriptions left by unscrupulous tourists and violating its unique natural landscape were removed from the rocky part of the unique natural monument, which is a kind of business card of the resort city of Kislovodsk. Taking into account the area of the contaminated surface of the natural monument and the composition of the rock, the contractor, under the control of the SK Directorate of Natural Protected Areas, carried out painstaking and laborious work, applied the most gentle cleaning methods,” the department reports said in a release.
It should be noted that the workers also applied measures that should protect the natural monument from further erosion. In addition, the ministry asks tourists to continue to be more cautious and careful and respect the rules for visiting the protected natural area.
As RG previously reported, thousands of tourists visit this unique site every year. The ring is a stone arch in the rock, formed naturally. The mountain is mentioned in ancient legends and in works of classical literature, and now the flow of tourists does not stop.
For a long time their visits were uncontrolled and spontaneous trade grew around them. This not only caused countless graffiti to appear on the rock.
As a result, the very existence of Mount Ring was threatened. Research by scientists has shown that the object could collapse if no action is taken.
In addition to cleaning the Ring rock, the Kislovodsk administration is engaged in landscaping its surroundings. A good access road to the mountain is being built, places have been created to sell souvenirs to tourists and trade will now be under the control of the authorities. In addition, a cultural program will be carried out continuously at the foot of the mountain.
The municipality also plans to install a wooden platform so that people can climb the slope without damaging nature. Near the mountain there will also be sculptures depicting a girl and a young man with a bow, the heroes of the legend about the appearance of the Ring.