A view on the Kuraiskii Mt. Range after rain through Chuiskaya Steppe, a highland cryophyte detritous semidesert of a Mongolian type situated in the SE (Russian) Altai Mts. in a hollow between the Kuraiskii and Yuzhno-Chuiskii (seen apart) mountain ranges, at 1800 m above sea level.
North of the village Kosh-Agach, the Altai Mts., Altai Republic, West Siberia, Russia. 22nd July 1998. O. Kosterin.