Section VI. Monuments of nature

On the monuments of nature, see also:
Federal Law of January 10, 2002 N 7-ФЗ, "On Environmental Protection";
Order of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation of January 25, 1993 N 15


Article 25. General Provisions

1. Monuments of nature are unique, irreplaceable, valuable in ecological, scientific, cultural and aesthetic relations natural complexes, as well as objects of natural and artificial origin.

2. Monuments of nature can be of federal, regional significance.


Article 26. The procedure for the recognition of territories occupied by natural monuments, especially protected natural territories

1. Natural objects and complexes are declared to be natural monuments of federal significance, and the territories occupied by them are specially protected natural territories of federal significance by the Government of the Russian Federation as proposed by the federal executive authorities in the field of environmental protection.

2. Natural objects and complexes are declared to be natural monuments of regional significance, and the territories occupied by them are specially protected natural territories of regional importance by the relevant state authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

3. The state authorities of the Russian Federation and the state authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation establish the boundaries and determine the mode of special protection of the territories of natural monuments under their jurisdiction. The transfer of nature monuments of federal and regional significance and their territories to the protection of persons under whose authority they have been transferred, the execution of protection obligations, passports and other documents are carried out respectively by the federal executive body in the field of environmental protection and the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

4. Declaring natural complexes and objects as monuments of nature, and the territories occupied by them as territories of natural monuments are allowed with the withdrawal of land plots occupied by them from the owners, owners and users of these plots.

5. If it is necessary to seize land plots or water spaces used for national needs, declaring natural complexes and objects as natural monuments, and the territories occupied by them, natural monuments of federal or regional importance, are respectively issued by a decree of the Government of the Russian Federation or the executive authorities of the respective subjects Russian Federation.


Article 27. The regime of special protection of the territories of natural monuments

1. On the territories where the nature monuments are located, and within the boundaries of their protected zones, all activities prohibiting the safety of nature monuments are prohibited.

2. Owners, owners and users of land plots on which nature monuments are located, undertake obligations to ensure the regime of special protection of nature monuments.

3. Expenses of owners, owners and users of these land plots to ensure the established regime of special protection of natural monuments of federal or regional significance are reimbursed from the funds of the federal budget and the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as extra-budgetary funds.