Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Great views of the largest natural tank of fresh water in the world... It contains 1/5 of the world's fresh water...that sounds must be huge...(RU-1264275)Thanks Larisa!!

With nice stamps: Fountains of Russia (Issued 15-12- 2009)and Definitive stamps (Fox) of Russia (Issued 29-08-2008)
Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia is the deepest lake in the world with a maximum depth of 1,632m, 640km long and judging by it size only it would be more of a sea than a lake.There are 26 islands on the lake, the largest being Olkhon Island. Baikal is also the world's most ancient freshwater lake, it originated 20-25 million years ago. In the winter, the place completely freezes over, which means there are no lake ferries. Instead, you can drive across the ice!

Lake Baikal was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.

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