A geo park called Ingermanland is to be developed on the Baltic and Ladoga Ledge on the territory of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast. The project was initiated by the A.P.Karpinsky Russian Geological Institute.
It will be the fifth project of the kind in Russia aimed at preserving the nature heritage, conducting research, and organizing eco tourism, TASS reports.
The Baltic and Ladoga Ledge is registered as a unique geological monument. It emerged some 11 thousand years ago and has Cambrian, Ordovician, and Devonian strata.
It also has historical monuments of different periods including the Old Ladoga and Koporye fortresses. In the highest part of the ledge, the Pulkovo Observatory was built, and the height difference of the ledge was used when building the fountains in Peterhof.