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Start the systematic study of the first Russian resort in the Caucasus related to the name of Fedor Aleksandrovich Batalin. He received a good grounding in physics and mathematics faculty of Moscow University. After his actively collaborated in the end of the literary and political journal "Notes of the Fatherland." For twenty years, Fyodor stretch led to this well-known and progressive magazine divisions of scientific criticism, biography and scientific review. Magazine that was published in 1820 and had a glorious tradition. Suffice it to recall that before the Batalin (from 1839 to 1846) the critical-bibliographic department headed by VG Belinsky, which were published in the journal of Alexander Herzen, Mordovia, the works of Mikhail Lermontov, Nekrasov, Turgenev. In 1856, when Secretary of State J. M. Ants went on KMV with a commission of experts to detailed physical-geographical and economic study of the area, its composition has been enabled and AF Batalin.

It was a comprehensive and systematic study of the spa area. The Commission has gathered a great amount of material detailing the region, its geographic location, terrain and mountain-laccoliths. Made a lot of shots and sketches. Much attention is paid to the state resorts and natural resources. FA Batalin systematized the study, carefully prepared and published a remarkable work "The Pyatigorsk region and KMV" in two volumes with the application and plans of the album (St. Petersburg, 1861).

For many years the monograph FA Batalin considered a major reference work in the resorts of Caucasian Mineral Waters, and even today is not lost interest in it. For this work he was awarded Fyodor academic award. By the time of arrival of FA in the Batalin "Caucasian calendar" was published a famous geologist G. Abikh "Explanation of the geological section of northern slope of the Caucasus mountain range from Elbrus to Beshtau", which was given a thorough analysis physico-chemical properties of water and mineral sources have established that their formation with geological structures area.

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