The pearl of Siberia

 

The marble cliffs of Olkhon on Lake Bailkal

The marble cliffs of Olkhon on Lake Bailkal

The Russians have a saying that when God was flying over Siberia, he froze his hands and was forced to drop all his jewels. And the greatest gem of them all, they claim, was Lake Baikal.

It is impossible to avoid the use of superlatives when talking or writing about Lake Baikal. More than 600 kilometres long and containing one-fifth of the planet’s fresh water and nearly two kilometres deep in places, it is the world’s deepest and purest lake.

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