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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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.
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The “Black” Land of Baikal: the Legends of the Ushkanyi Islands
Black birds, black snakes, black leopards, black tigers, black foxes, and other black creatures live here... We are talking about the most mysterious Baikal archipelago
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Wolverine: the Inexhaustible Tramp of Siberian Forests
An eternal pilgrim, a dangerous forest thief, a merciless predator and an awful glutton: all these are the descriptions of the Siberian wolverine, a small animal resembling a bear and a marten at the same time that is able to hunt animals that are several times larger than the hunter itself...
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The Vernissage of Ancient Paintings: What Anga River is Famous for
A lake with a golden crimson coast, rock paintings of the ancient people and an ancient defensive fortress in the rock. All this can be seen on the banks of the mysterious and ancient Anga River filling Lake Baikal...
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Not a Fox, not a Dog, but a Red Dog
We continue to introduce the rare animals of Baikal to you. This time we are talking about a mysterious red dog: there are a lot of rumors about this animal, but almost all of them are not true.
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Baikal Ice Clinks and Sings: What Anchor Ice Is
Icebound winter Baikal is one of natural miracles. Many people prefer to travel to the lake in winter only to see the amazing Baikal ice. Did you know that there are several types of ice on Baikal? Today we will tell you about one of the most unusual ice types – anchor ice that grows at night and pops up to the water surface during the daytime.