41 Icy Baikal

Icy Baikal

Posted on February 20, 2010 by

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Again a post about the deepest lake in the world – Baikal Lake. And now not about its steel garbage, but about its beauty and its mysteriousness.

But before some school info to help to understand the lake’s uniqueness. Baikal is the lake of a tectonic origin in the southern part of the Eastern Siberia. The maximal depth is 1 642 meters (about 5 400 feet).
About half a year the lake is icebound. In average the period of freeze-up lasts from 15 January till 1 May. Baikal is navigable only from June till September. The locals as well as many other Russian traditionally call it the Baikal Sea. And it’s not a mistake – Baikal deposits of fresh water are more than in the Great Lakes combined.

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41 Responses to “Icy Baikal”

  1. Kirov says:

    i am 1st and 3rd. I AM SO COOL. fap fap

  2. New Fake Kirov says:

    4th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful photos.

  3. Kirov Number 4 says:

    I wonder if there are any reports of monsters in Lake Baikal like there is about Loch Ness.

  4. Kirov’s not first, Stalin first, heh heh.

  5. V_Power says:

    Not first but not last)))

  6. CZenda says:

    Where are the photos of the factories dumping waste to Baikal? Did they really quit polluting the lake after the fall of “Evil Empire”?
    Do not think so.

  7. SSSR says:

    That looks like a nice lake to swim in.

  8. Kurze says:

    Now that is truly beautiful. Wonderful photos.

  9. are you kidding says:

    Nice lake !

    So how long before Russia emptys this lake and kills all of the fish ?

  10. JayNogg says:

    One of the wonders of the world

  11. too much vodka says:

    I’d like to have such a lake in my backyard. I would have a really huge backyard.

  12. connie says:

    15th There is a wonderfull program I recently watched called wild russia, with one whole episode on this lake. It was very educational and beautiful to watch. I had never even heard of this place before.

  13. I watched a program about the train ride to Baikal, very long days, people played music and got drunk on the train, very cool.

  14. wodka says:

    Thank you for the well articulated information and beautiful photos! This is among the best of EnglishRussia!

  15. oestro says:

    Russian traditionally call it the Baikal Sea

  16. Erik says:

    Great pitcures! So amazingly beautiful!

  17. Q says:

    This lake’s water is NOT equal to the combunes water of the Great Lakes.

  18. Yoron says:

    Very beautiful, and a great lake.

  19. Pinky says:

    Is the area around the lake very populated at all? Thanks for the beautiful photos. I’ve always been fascinated by Lake Baikal.

  20. Andrey says:

    Wow. Very beautiful photos of Baikal. :)

    I have photos of Baikal on my blog about Russia too.

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