The small but beautiful waterfall is formed by a rocky outcrop and a river. It’s about 5 meters high. There’s a small cave at the top. Its waters are crystal clear after running through limestone rock formations.
The Berd Rocks natural landmark is known as Zveroboy. Many tourists and local historians think it is the most beautiful place in Novosibirsk Region. At the very top of the cliff, you can enjoy an astonishing view of the meandering valley of the Berd River, rocky mountains, and forests.
In the 20th century, the SibLAG Iskitimskiy Prison Camp was located here. It was a cruel back breaking camp, which contained political prisoners and clergymen along with criminals and repeat criminal offenders. Thousands of people died here. At the place of yet another terrible massacre, a spring of crystal clear water sprang up, which people believe to be holy.
An endless flow of pilgrims to the spring led to the construction of the church. It was consecrated in 2015. The church’s basement houses a museum of persecution, both religious and secular.