Baikal has not only the so-called transit winds (connected with the general circulation of the atmosphere), but also local ones. They are called by the name of the valleys from where they blow. Authentic names are explained both by typical features of the winds (for example, the” Verkhovik” wind emerges in the valley of the upper reaches of the Angara (“Verkhovya” = upper reaches in Russian) and etymological relations to local dialects (for example, Sarma is derived from the Buryat word meaning “a roll”).
Numerous rock outcrops on the coast of Baikal have long attracted the attention of famous researchers and geologists who were stunned by the beauty of these places.
The whole world celebrates the Day of Young Seals Protection on March 15. Nowadays this problem is more topical for Baikal than ever.
How the regulation of the level in Irkutsk Water Reservoir via the HPP saves the city and its residents from dangerous floods.
Irkustsk and Bratsk HPPs has been the main regulators of annual electricity balances in the region for several decades.