We have triangulation structures on some of our mountains in Utah too.
In actual fact that isn't a triangulation marker. This aluminium pyramid was just dragged up and installed by tourists not so long time ago.
You can still see some pieces of the old wooden triangulation pyramid behind it.
Totally right, it is NOT a trig. I was only expecting one. Everywhere else in Russia you find these iron tripods called "tur", but not here.
What attracted my attention, however, was the flag at the bottom of the aluminium pyramid: It was the flag of the Komi Republik and NOT of the Khanti-Manzi avtonomnyj okrug.
The Komi nation is more alive than the Mansi and the Khanti. Mansi are now on the verge of extinction, though that were they who inhabited all these lands in the old times. They have given names to most local rivers and mountains. Since Ermak passed the Urals in 1581 this has been a story like the North America Indians' story has.