the Degree Confluence Project

Russia : Penzenskaya oblast'

2.2 km (1.4 miles) N of Shiryayevo, Penzenskaya oblast', Russia
Approx. altitude: 185 m (606 ft)
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Antipode: 53°S 137°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East view #3: South-east view #4: South-west view #5: West view #6: GPS reading #7: Ground zero #8: Ravine at field edge #9: Pond in Tarkhany #10: Memorial estate

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  53°N 43°E (visit #3)  

#1: North view

(visited by Vladimir Chernorutsky)


14-Авг-2017 -- После посещения Саратова и знакомства с Александром Машниковым мы ехали домой. Но по дороге запланировали прогуляться по лермонтовским местам. Поэтому мы заночевали в гостинице в Лермонотово, посетили музей-заповедник Тарханы, где провел детство великий русский поэт М.Ю.Лермонтов. Там царит спокойствие и умиротворение. А в 50 км от Лермонотово расположено слияние 53°N 43°E.

Саша Машников 2 года назад приехал на эту точку на машине, но это было в сентябре, а сейчас по пшеничному полю не проехать. Значит нужно идти пешком, причем не по прямой, а краем поля. Сначала вдоль оврага, а потом 350 метров по полю. Идти по пшенице не просто, все ноги исколоты, так как обувь быстро наполняется колючими колосками.

Но вот цель достигнута. Вокруг поле, на северо-западе видна линия электропередач. Точка расположена в Белинском районе Пензенской области.

Данные посещения:


14-Aug-2017 -- After visiting Saratov and spending good time with Alexandr Mashnikov we went home. But on the way we planned to walk along Lermontov places. Therefore, we spent the night in a hotel in Lermontovo, visited the Tarkhany museum-reserve, where the great Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov spent his childhood. There reigns tranquility and pacification. And in 50 km from Lermontovo there is a confluence 53°N 43°E.

Sasha Mashnikov reached this confluence by car two years ago, but it was in September, and now it isn't possible to drive onto the wheat field. So I needed to walk, not in a straight line, but along the edge of the field. First along the ravine, and then 350 meters across the field. It wasn't easy to walk on wheat, my legs were punctured, as the shoes quickly filled with spiny spikelets.

Finally the goal was reached. There is a field around, in the west and north-west you can see power lines. The confluence is located in the Belinskiy district of the Penza region.

CP visit data:

 All pictures
#1: North view
#2: East view
#3: South-east view
#4: South-west view
#5: West view
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground zero
#8: Ravine at field edge
#9: Pond in Tarkhany
#10: Memorial estate
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
Alexander Zajtsev plans to visit this confluence between the 01-Oct-2017 and the 31-May-2018.