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Russky Sever National Park (Russian North) located in Kirillov District enters top 10 Russian parks.
The Vologda Region enters the list of Russia's most popular parks and national preserves, according to a study conducted by TourStat agency.
Russky Sever National Park (the name of the park means Russian North in Russian) is a national park in the north of Russia, located in the southern part of Kirillovsky District, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Vologda. This is one of the unique places of the Russian North.
Created in 1992, the park protects natural and cultural landscapes around the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and the Ferapontov Monastery, places of great historical significance. Russky Sever National Park covers approximately 166,400 hectares (642.5 sq mi).
Other Russia's most popular national parks are Losiny Ostrov (Moscow and Moscow Region), Sochinsky (Krasnodar Krai), Pribaikalsky (Irkutsk Oblast), Curonian Spit (Kaliningrad Oblast), Shushensky Bor National Park (Krasnoyarsk Krai), Nizhnyaya Kama (Tatarstan) and others. There are currently 50 national parks in Russia.