Monday, April 4, 2016

RUSSIA ~ The Struve Geodetic Arc - UNESCO ~

...Received my third country with  Geodetic Arc "Z Point" on Hogland Island...still 7 to go...Thanks a lot Oleg!
Photo © Nikolai Vorobyev
“The Struve Arc” (“Russian-Scandinavian Arc”) is a chain of old triangulation points extending for 2,820 km on the territory of ten European countries and representing a unique monument of science and technology. The points are marked by drilled holes, cross marks in stone, carved crosses or cairns.

Both Russian triangulation points are situated on the small Hogland Island in the Gulf of Finland – they are the “Maki-Paalys Point” and “Z Point”.


Definitive Issue. Kremlins
(Issued 01-10-2009)

Definitive Issues
(Issued 29-08-2008)

The 50th Anniversary of the Russian Society for Protection of Monuments of History and Culture
(Issued 14-10-2015)

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