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  Amur Oblast travel guide - Wikitravel
Amur Oblast is a region in Southeastern Russia roughly the size of Japan with less than 1% Japan's population.
Amur Oblast is of special economic importance, being home to the mainstay of Far Eastern Russia's water supply and vast gold and other mineral deposits.
Blagoveshchensk is served by a spoke from Belogorsk; Tynda by a spoke from Skovorodino and by the Baikal-Amur Mainline.
wikitravel.org /en/Amur_Oblast   (225 words)

  
  Baikal Amur Mainline
The route of the present-day BAM was first considered in the 1880s as an option for the eastern section of the Trans-Siberian railway.
BAM departs from the Trans-Siberian railway at Tayshet, then crosses Angara at Bratsk, crosses Lena, proceeds past Severobaikalsk[?] on the northern tip of Lake Baikal, past Tynda and Khani, crosses the Amur River at Komsomolsk on Amur[?] and finally reaches the Pacific Ocean at Sovietskaya Gavan.
BAM was built as a strategic alternative route to the Trans-Siberian Railway, especially to the vulnerable sections which are close to the border with China.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Baikal-Amur_Mainline.html   (299 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Baikal Amur Mainline
The BAM was built as a strategic alternative route to the Trans-Siberian Railway, especially to the vulnerable sections close to the border with China.
The USSR described BAM as "the construction project of the century." In September 1984, a "golden spike", akin to one used in Utah in 1867, was hammered into place, connecting the eastern and western sections of the BAM.
The BAM departs from the Trans-Siberian railway at Tayshet, then crosses the Angara River at Bratsk, crosses the Lena river, proceeds past Severobaikalsk at the northern tip of Lake Baikal, past Tynda and Khani, crosses the Amur River at Komsomolsk-na-Amure and finally reaches the Pacific Ocean at Sovetskaya Gavan.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Baikal_Amur_Mainline   (663 words)

  
 Baikal Web World - pollution of Lake Baikal Water   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the paper plants were being built at Baikal there was a dramatic public outcry against their construction, motivated by the inevitable pollution of the uniquely pure waters of the lake, inhabited by an unusual living world in which many endemic species are found.
It is mainly South Baikal that is being polluted in the area of discharge of the BPPP waste waters.
The Baikal nerpa is not contaminated to the same extent with DDT as, for example, the seals of the Baltic.
www.bww.irk.ru /baikalwater/pollution.html   (1530 words)

  
 Amur - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Amur, river, east central Asia, formed by the junction of the Shilka and Argun rivers.
Amur Oblast, territory in the far eastern region of Russia.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) have long been viewed as having the capacity and capability to become profitable rail...
encarta.msn.com /Amur.html   (121 words)

  
 Amur - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Amur, river, east central Asia, formed by the junction of the Shilka and Argun rivers.
Amur Oblast, territory in the far eastern region of Russia.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) have long been viewed as having the capacity and capability to become profitable rail...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Amur.html   (105 words)

  
 Baikal Explorer - Baikal lake water pollution - The Face of Baikal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the paper plants were being built at Baikal there was a dramatic public outcry against their construction, motivated by the inevitable pollution of the uniquely pure waters of the lake, inhabited by an unusual living world in which many endemic species are found.
It is mainly South Baikal that is being polluted in the area of discharge of the BPPP waste waters.
The Baikal nerpa is not contaminated to the same extent with DDT as, for example, the seals of the Baltic.
www.baikalex.com /info/water/waterpollution.html   (1561 words)

  
 Amur Oblast
It shares its border with Sakha Republic on the north, Khabarovsk Krai on the east, Amur river and China on the south and Chita Oblast on the west.
The Stanovoy Mountains[?] form the dividing line between Yakutia and the Amur Oblast and spread across the entire northern border of the territory.
Along the eastern border of the Amur Oblast is another series of mountains separating Amur from the Khabarovsk Krai.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/am/Amur_Oblast.html   (449 words)

  
 BAM: The Way to the Future or the Road to Nowhere?
The forced laborers were often transported along the BAM in secret cars which were attached to passenger trains, the passengers unknowing of the human cargo that was being transported along with them.
The medal "For the Construction of the Baikul-Amur Mainline" was instituted by a Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet on October 8, 1976.
By the mid-1980s, the nation's leaders were unable to contend with the wide array of unforeseen circumstances that resulted from such a massive undertaking, including a nascent conservation movement, unruly BAMers traveling abroad, dissatisfied foreign workers toiling on the railroad, a restive worker population, marginalized ethnic minorities, and disenfranchised and frustrated female laborers.
www.ukraine-observer.com /articles/184/105   (1531 words)

  
 History
To the west, one of the major tasks of the BAM was to reach Bratsk from two sides; to the east, the task was to reach the not yet existing town Tynda.
On the border of the centre, the BAM and Ethnological Museum documents the history and the development of the BAM and the Trans-Siberian Railway.
BAM departs from the Trans-Siberian railway at Tayshet, then crosses Angara at Bratsk, proceeds past Severobaikalsk on the northern tip of Lake Baikal, crosses the Amur River at Komsomolsk-na-Amure and finally reaches the Pacific Ocean at Sovetskaya Gavan on the Tatar Strait.
www.geo.tu-freiberg.de /studenten/Baikal_2004/baikalexcursion/history/sibiria/severobaikalsk.htm?print=true   (895 words)

  
 Sokol Tours: Destinations: Railway Routes: Baikal-Amur Railway
But WWII and Stalin's death brought the BAM to a halt, and for the next 20 years little was done on the project.
Some of BAM train stations are true architectural art built of granite, wood, and metal.
It was also the most difficult one to built because of the unique seismic and geological conditions.
www.sokoltours.com /destination.phtml?m=323   (230 words)

  
 Baikal-Amur Mainline - Wikitravel
Baikal-Amur Mainline, BAM (Russian: Байкало-Амурская Магистраль, БАМ) [1] is a railway line that crosses Russia, running parallel to the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The BAM splits from Trans-Siberian Railway at Taishet, some 700 km West of Baikal lake, and passes the Baikal from the North at Severobaikalsk.
While Taishet is the official starting point of the BAM, most travellers coming from Western Russia start their journey at Irkutsk, the nearest large city.
wikitravel.org /en/Baikal-Amur_Mainline   (374 words)

  
 Travel - Baikal-Amur Mainline
BAM was a huge Soviet project, and workers from all parts of Soviet Union were brought to construct it.
Irkutsk is on the Trans-Siberian and has trains and, in the summer high season, ferries across Lake Baikal to Severobaikalsk.
The BAM terminates at Sovetskaya Gavan on the Pacific Ocean, but most visitors opt to stop at Komsomolsk and head from there to Khabarovsk in order to rejoin the Trans-Siberian to Vladivostok.
www.coroner.pl /travel/en/Baikal-Amur_Mainline   (386 words)

  
 Russia / Exploring Siberia / The Trans-Siberian Railway
Known as the Baikal Amur Mainline, this recent extension departs from the Trans-Siberian line several hundred miles west of Lake Baikal and passes the lake at its northernmost extremity.
The present route of the line, including both the difficult stretch around Baikal and a northerly replacement for the dangerously situated Manchurian line, was opened in 1916.
Strategically located on the hills overlooking the Amur River, Khabarovsk was founded as a military outpost in 1651, during the first wave of Russian colonization.
www.geographia.com /russia/trasib01.htm   (1414 words)

  
 Amur Region
The Amur Region is one of the largest regions in Russia’s Far East.
The further development of the fuel and energy sector is being assured by the construction of the Nizhnebureyskaya and other HEP stations, the reconstruction of thermal power stations, and the development of new coal deposits with a total reserve of some 70 billion tons.
The total length of the Trans-Siberian and the Baikal–Amur mainline railroads in the Region exceeds 3,000 kilometers.
www.russiasregions.com /amur.html   (630 words)

  
 Amur Oblast
It shares its border with Sakha Republic on the north, Khabarovsk Krai on the east, Amur river and China on the south and Chita Oblast on the west.
The Stanovoy Mountains form the dividing line between Yakutia and the Amur Oblast and spread across the entire northern border of the territory.
Along the eastern border of the Amur Oblast is another series of mountains separating Amur from the Khabarovsk Krai.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/a/am/amur_oblast.html   (489 words)

  
 Baikal Amur Mainline - TheBestLinks.com - BAM, Germany, Gulag, Japan, ...
BAM, Baikal Amur Mainline, Germany, Gulag, Japan, Pacific Ocean, Russia...
The Baikal-Amur Mainline (Russian Байкало-Амурская Магистраль, Baikal-Amur Magistral, BAM) is a railway line in Russia.
BAM departs from the Trans-Siberian railway at Taishet (Tayshet), then crosses Angara river at Bratsk, crosses Lena river, proceeds past Severobaikalsk on the northern tip of Lake Baikal, past Tynda and Khani, crosses the Amur River at Komsomolsk-na-Amure and finally reaches the Pacific Ocean at Sovetskaya Gavan.
www.thebestlinks.com /BAM.html   (377 words)

  
 07/30/00 -- Siberian Conservationists Press for Nature Preserves
Although logging here in the Amur region of eastern Siberia is not as widespread and intense as it was during the Soviet era, the recent increase in demand for timber from Asia is currently fuelling a new wave of clear-cutting in Russia, according to environmental and ecologists here.
One of the more infamous clear-cutting operations in northern Amur is the North Korean Tyndales logging venture, in the town of Tynda, where there have been reports of abuse of workers.
Amur authorities especially favour the arrangement because the workers do not live in houses but camps, so the region was not required to provide any infrastructure, such as housing and clinics for the workers.
forests.org /archive/europe/sibconsp.htm   (1321 words)

  
 Northern Baikal area - Baikal-Amur Mainline          
Nowadays BAM is being recalled without that prayerful aspiration in words and without enchanting lofty degrees.
We will try to tell you a little about BAM, or rather its Buryat part, where the railroad went through the North Baikal area.
This way or another, we are all here connected with BAM, which doesn't exist any more, as it is a part of East-Siberian Railroad now.
www.sbaikal.ru /eng/bam/index.htm   (348 words)

  
 Baikal - Information - GoBaikal.com - Lake Baikal Travel Guide - Tourism opportunities
Khabarovsk is where the BAM begins and after two days here we begin our journey in a carriage with two undercover cops, big, beefy, very intelligent and funny, its times like this you really wish you spoke the local language.
He is so full of vigour that even a stroke has not dampened the passion and determination he has for people to understand and appreciate his vast and beautiful country.
We drink Czech Absence with wealthy young Russian law students, out of town with their "other" girlfriends, snorting good cocaine, drink driving, bribing police and generally ensuring that Russia's great march into the highlands of hedonism will be perpetuated for another generation.
www.gobaikal.com /info/bam.shtml   (2626 words)

  
 "Taiga Tours" travel company
The construction of the BAM (Baikal - Amur Mainline) required stamina and an iron will.
Just think of the tremendous distance, the mountain ranges, the swamps, the many rivers, the virgin taiga, the permafrost, the high seismicity, the swarms of mosquitoes that bite so painfully in summer, and frosts as much as - 40 C in winter.
There is no river more beautiful in Russia than the Lena flowing for more than 4000 kms right across Siberia from its source in the South near Baikal lake to the remarkable vertical rocks known locally as “Fingers”, nor the rocky slopes that struck you, but the unique harmony of the river’s might.
www.taiga-tours.ru /eng/tours.htm   (443 words)

  
 Trans-Siberian Railway Summary
Known as the Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM), this recent extension departs from the Trans-Siberian line several hundred miles west of Lake Baikal and passes the lake at its northernmost extremity.
One of the first was Irkutsk-Chita project, intended to connect the former to Amur river and, consequently, to the Pacific Ocean.
With the completion of the Amur River line north of the Chinese border in 1916, there was a continuous railway from Petrograd to Vladivostok that remains to this day the world's longest railway line.
www.bookrags.com /Trans-Siberian_Railway   (2155 words)

  
 Trans-Siberian, BAM Route
The BAM (Baikal Amur Mainline) route detours north above Lake Baikal, through remote Siberian villages built on permafrost where international travelers are seldom seen.
The city of Severobaikalsk began in 1974 as a base camp for construction of the BAM railroad line.
Cleared from the virgin taiga on the north shore of Lake Baikal, the town was little more than a collection of tents, cabins and railroad cars at first.
www.mircorp.com /tour_bam.asp   (307 words)

  
 Russian Far East main page
The Russian Far East is a large territory with borders of the Arctic Ocean on the North, the Pacific Ocean on the East, Korea, China and Mongolia on the South and Siberia and Lake Baikal on the West.
BAM Baikal - Amur Mainline is an opportunity to explore the northern part of the Siberian Taiga and is a great alternative to the classic Trans Siberian Route.
The Lena and Amur River cruises are a very comfortable way to explore the hidden treasure of this magic land.
www.vostok.cc   (875 words)

  
 Rex Travel ~ Trans-Siberian Express with MIR Corporation -- BAM Route
One of the main sights in the city is the BAM museum, which contains exhibits and photos illustrating the construction of the railroad, as well as artifacts of the native Evenk people.
Its position on the Amur River, which is the border between Russia and China, and inland of the Tartar strait on the Pacific Ocean, made it a strategic spot to manufacture airplanes and submarines.
Seated at the crossroads of the BAM and a branch of the main Trans-Siberian line, Tynda's life is tied to the railroad.
www.rextravel.com /rail/MIR/mirbam.htm   (1258 words)

  
 Baikalinfo:
In comparison to the Southern Baikal, this region is not much touristically developed yet.
Severobaikalsk is the child of the BAM — but the ambitious ideas of the Soviet planers have never been realised.
Thermal springs, high mountains, wild rivers and nature, small villages and remains of the dramtatic history of this place are worth to see!.
www.baikalhostels.com /html/english_landbaikal_norden.xml.php   (398 words)

  
 Moustache Searching on the Trans-Siberian Railway
Peter the Great may have made his great namesake city from a malarial swamp, but the BAM (Baikal–Amur Mainline) – a humble little 2630–mile railway that splinters off the Trans–Siberian Railway, 18 hours east of Novosibirsk – is easily Russia's greatest conquest of nature.
One with a Freddie Mercury moustache, and a cigarette dangling dangerously from his lips, lamented, 'BAM is not something that could ever be built these days.' He pointed me to an enormous statue of a BAM worker wielding a sledgehammer (from where I eventually counted a respectable 16 of 150 men with moustaches).
The end of the BAM was near, so I ventured north and south on a whirlwind of tabulation.
www.perceptivetravel.com /issues/0107/reid.html   (2009 words)

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