Sikhote-Alin is a system of parallel mountain crests along the southeast coast of Russia, rising from Tatar Strait and Sea of Japan. The range presents a towering wall of mountains, with few passes, particularly impressive when seen from sea.  The range is home to a variety of minerals, and is heavily mined and considerably industrialized. The highest peak here is Gora Tardoki-Yani (6814 ft./2077 m.), followed by Gora Ko (6575 ft./2004 m.)