Social movements and public initiatives have been launched on behalf of Lake Baikal for many years .The lake has become a symbol for charity events and campaigns that benefit the Baikal region and bring people together in an effort to make their lives better.
Baikal, without a doubt, is a unique lake: there are a lot of words written about it and much is said about its nature or rather its flora and its fauna. Nowadays they are often talked about with the prefix "rare" or "endangered" attached to them.
Archaeological excavations prove that people lived near Lake Baikal since ancient times. And of course, they believed in various otherworldly creatures. Shamanism is still widespread in the territory of the lake, and after the invasion of the Mongols, it was joined by Buddhism.