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Lake Baikal has many names in Russia: “The Holy Sea”, “The Great Lake”, “The Pearl of Siberia”, etc. But you can’t pick up a few words to reveal the essence of this unique creation of nature, this amazing corner of the Earth.

Baikal is the deepest lake in the world (1642 meters) and the largest reservoir of fresh water (more than 23,000 cubic km., or about 20% of world reserves).

Winter Baikal Lake, Russia, photo 1

spectacular scenery

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Baikal is a lake of tectonic origin in the southern part of Eastern Siberia, the deepest lake in the world, the largest natural reservoir of fresh water (23615.39 cubic km which is about 19% of the world’s fresh water reserves in lakes). Local residents usually call it the Baikal Sea.

Lake Baikal is located in the center of the Asian continent on the border of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. The lake stretches from north-east to south-west by 620 km in the form of a giant crescent. Baikal width ranges from 24 to 79 km.

Beautiful ice of Baikal Lake, Russia photo 1


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Picturesque landscapes of Buryatia nature

The following nice pictures were captured during the trip along highway M-55 (Buryatia Republic) on the way to Chita city by Victor Borisov.

Buryatia Republic, Russia landscape 1


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Sayany mountains trip picturesque sceneries

Sayany is a general name for two systems of mountains located in the Southern Siberia. Here is the photo report of the expedition to Eastern Sayany located in Buryat Republic of Russia. The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Sayany mountains, Buryatia, Russia trip view 1


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The following video was captured on the most difficult part of the trip called “110 zimnik”.