Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed in Northern Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, southern Russia, Asia Minor, Armenia and Iran. Armenia is inhabited by C. l. obscura Heyne, 1894, another species of mountain meadows, which occurs at the elevation range between 1800 and 2500 m a.s.l. The Russian Heath also uses various grasses, such as Poa, Melica, Anthoxanthum, and Lolium, as the host plants. The butterflies are on wing from late May till early July, having one generation per annum.
Population dynamics: The species is rather uncommon within typical habitat, and although its population trend shows some slight decline, it is not at the significant level (p>0.05). The nomadic grazing could possibly affect the species, if intensified.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and National Red Lists, but is evaluated for European one as a Least Concern. Also the species is not included in CITES and Bern Conventions. Preliminary assessment of its conservation status suggests it as a Least Concern, although the further monitoring for tracking the Russian Heath's possible population changes is recommended. The species occurs in number of Protected Areas and Emerald Sites, also it is presented in Lichk, Kajaran, Gyumorats, Gnisheek, and Artanish-Shorzha Prime Butterfly Areas. Apparently, there are no specific conservation measures needed, but the recommended monitoring of the species can show possible influence of intensive grazing and mowing on its populations.