Not far from the village of Varenikovskaya began to erupt an active mud volcano Shugo. Its height reaches 163 meters. It is the largest in the Kerch-Taman volcanic area.
The volcano is very dangerous. From its craters flies hot mud, which flies away for a few tens of meters. But now the craters are inactive: rare and unstable eruptions are observed.
According to the head of the Crimean region Sergey Lesa, the volcano has been active for many years. Its incessant activity is related to the growth of the Caucasus mountain system.
Volcanic mud, which contains bromine and iodine, is regularly replenished. Now Shugo is under protection and will be closed to tourists for the time being for safety reasons.