Talk:Western Caucasus

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The UNESCO experts state that "the forests include very large specimens, including possibly the largest trees in Europe: specimens of Abies nordmanniana 85m high with a diameter of more than 2m" [1]. See the list of literature at the top of the page. If you don't mind, I'll restore the original phrasing. --Ghirlandajo 1 July 2005 11:15 (UTC)

Colchis, I am going to restore the image, because: 1) it is the only available picture satisfactorily illustrating the nature of the region; 2) Western Caucasus is a geographical province rather than the mere WHS, and Lake Ritsa falls within this province. There is no claim that Lake Ritsa is part of Russia or part of the World Heritage Site. --Ghirla-трёп- 13:05, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

I would be happy if you were a bit more civil. The image is ok, but then the article should be rephrased, because now it is about the WHS (see the lead: The Western Caucasus is a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site), which doesn't extend into Abkhazia. I would expand the article myself, but I am busy now and often come across article owners, which is not a very encouraging experience. As to other parts, UNESCO are by no means the only source about this site. Some parts of the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve do extend into Khosta, a part of Greater Sochi, this yew and box grove is at least as famous as the fir forest and is included into the WHS. The reference you have provided was a nomination, it doesn't have to be 100% accurate. Information about Krasnodar Krai, Adygea and Karachay-Cherkessia is also appropriate and gives better idea of where the WHS is situated. If you need online sources in English, look at [2]. Colchicum 13:28, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
I had to spend an hour of my rather precious time in order to expose your incivility on WP:ANI, apart from doing some proper paid work in the meantime. Since there are no apologies from you, I will tike my time editing Russian Wikipedia for the next hour or two. --Ghirla-трёп- 14:46, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Good luck. I am not interested in your private issues.Colchicum 14:48, 5 July 2007 (UTC)