• Tatiana N. Tretiakova South Ural State University, Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, Chelyabinsk
  • Tatyana Shmeleva South Ural State University, Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, Chelyabinsk
  • Jovana Brankov Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, Belgrade; South Ural State University (SUSU), Institute of Sports, Tourism and Services, Chelyabinsk



thermal springs, meteorological parameters, recreation, the Urals, Russia


In the modern conditions of tourism development, thermal springs are widely presented as they perform recreational functions. Thermal springs are becoming popular tourist attractions in Russia, while their concentration on Russian territory is rather uneven. In comparison with other countries, where thermal springs play a leading role and represent a dynamically growing recreational and tourist segment, in Russia this segment is still an insignificant part of national tourism. In our research, we studied natural conditions of the territories where thermal springs are located, as well as their quality and convenience for people. We also analyzed the regime of meteorological parameters of the territories of thermal springs located in the Ural Federal District for the period 2015-2017. The analysis of the territory showed that the most comfortable climatic conditions are the characteristic of the southwestern part of the district, which comprises the thermal springs located in the Chelyabinsk region and Sverdlovsk region.

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Tretiakova, T. N., Shmeleva, T., & Brankov, J. (2018). THERMAL SPRINGS AND HEALTH TOURISM – THE ANALYSIS OF THE METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS. Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, 68(1), 133–148.