Национальные парки России
Today there are 47 national parks in the territory of Russia. Many of these parks were created at the time of the USSR. The first National park was formed in 1971. Rough expansion of a network of national parks of Russia fell on 1991 — 1994, then growth rates of number of national parks decreased. According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, national parks are one of types of especially protected natural territories.