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”).
“Eco-rating” is a new project that will change the hotels at Lake Baikal and improve the environmental situation of the lake.
The problem of water level fluctuations in Lake Baikal has been actively discussed by environmentalists and journalists in the last few months.
The History of Baikal railway.
Ringed seal is the main endemic of the lake and its most cute inhabitant. If you want learn about other animals living only on Lake Baikal and nowhere else in the world, see our exclusive infographics.