Nature

Lake Baikal, the blue eye of Siberia. It is a home to many species of animals and plants including the freshwater seal. More than a half of these species are unique to this place. 
In this rubric you will find all information about rich nature of Baikal region and will find out why this lake is called  “Pearl of Russia”.

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A Paradise for a Biologist: the Unique Flora of Lake Baikal
Traveling plants, the fastest carnivorous algae in the world and a shrub that can live up to 250 years. All these are only a small part of the unique flora of Baikal...
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The Trees That “Are Walking” Towards Baikal
The stilted trees of Baikal became a symbol of the lake, just like the Shamanka Rock or the Circum-Baikal Railway. We will tell you about the way they appeared near the lake and why they need special protection today.
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The Sea Driving People to Tears: the Largest Wreck of Lake Baikal
Beauty can really be horribly powerful, if we speak about Baikal. Its winds and storms are considered to be more dangerous than ocean ones, especially in the very heart of the lake – around the Island of Olkhon. 58 days out of 100 in October-December are a real menace to waterborne traffic…
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Snezhnaya: the River with the Most Siberian Name
Snezhnaya (“Snowy” in Russian) is one of the most interesting water-abundant tributaries of Baikal. The river ranks fourth after such major tributaries as Verkhnyaya Angara, Selenga and Barguzin.
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Bald Eagle - a Proud Symbol of Olkhon
Bald Eagle is also known as an “imperial eagle”. Our story about this majestic bird that has become a symbol of the main island of Baikal, Olkhon, is dedicated to the International Day of Birds.
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The Holiday of the Forest: What Makes the Forests around Baikal So Unique
“The Patriarch of Olkhon” and “Mother Tree”: you can find the trees with the official age of about 500 years in the forests around Baikal. In honor of the Day of the Forest celebrated on March 21 throughout the world, we will tell you about the unique Baikal taiga and its secrets.