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  IRKUTSK - LoveToKnow Article on IRKUTSK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The most populous region is a belt of plains 1200 to 2000 ft. in altitude, which stretch north-west to south-east, having the Sayan mountains on the south and the Baikal mountains on the north, and narrowing as it approaches the town of Irkutsk.
A mountain region, usually described as the Baikal range, but consisting in reality of several ranges running north-eastwards, across Lake Baikal, and scooped out to form the depression occupied by the lake, is fringed on its north-western slope by horizontal beds ofsandstone and limestone.
Earthquakes are frequent in the neighborhood of Lake Baikal and the surrounding region.
16.1911encyclopedia.org /I/IR/IRKUTSK.htm   (1140 words)

 An introduction to Baikal lake -- WayToRussia.Net
Baikal is famous for unique clarity of its waters and diversity of flora and fauna.
Baikal is considered to be a future ocean; in several million years there will be a new great ocean all over Asia and Baikal is a starting point for this ocean.
Baikal is one of the oldest lakes on the earth, the lake is considered to be 25-30 Mln years old.
www.waytorussia.net /Siberia/Baikal/Baikal.html   (2005 words)

 Facts about Baikal
Baikal's water, long famous for its spiritual and medicinal qualities, is called "living water." Unlike all other deep lakes of the world where the lower depths are dead, asphyxiated by hydrogen sulfide and other gases, Lake Baikal's deep waters are blanketed in fresh oxygen.
Lake Baikal's ecosystem was greatly altered by the construction of the Irkutsk Dam.
These tiny crayfish, the Baikal epishura, could be considered the "caretakers" of the lake because the devour the tiny waterweeds and bacteria that cloud the water.
www.baikal.eastsib.ru /baikalfacts   (2270 words)

 BAIKAL - LoveToKnow Article on BAIKAL
Rivers.Lake Baikal receives over 300 streams, mostly short mountain torrents, besides the Upper Angara, which enters its north-east extremity, the Barguzin, on the east, and the Selenga on the south-east.
Mountains.With the exception of the delta of the Selenga, Lake Baikal is surrounded by lofty mountains.
The principal port on the western shore, Listvinichnoe, near the outflow of the Angara, is an open roadstead at the foot of steep mountains.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BA/BAIKAL.htm   (1218 words)

 Russia / Exploring Siberia / Baikal
Baikal is easily the largest lake in Eurasia, and it is just as easily the deepest lake in the world (1,620 metres).
Luckily, Baikal was one of the first regions to benefit from the new Russian government's reversal of decades of anti-environmental industrial policies.
Since 1992 Lake Baikal and the entire surrounding area have been designated as a national park, and Baikal is today a naturalist's paradise and an idyllic holiday destination.
www.geographia.com /russia/baikal01.htm   (433 words)

 Baikalo-Lensky Zapovednik
Mountain hare (Lepus timidus) and Northern pika (Ochotona hyperborea) forage on grasses, staying alert to avoid predation by lynx (Felix lynx), wolverine (Gulo gulo), or wolf (Canis lupis).
Baikalo-Lensky Zapovednik is situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk Oblast.
Yuzhno-Kedrovsky and Solnechny Mountains are the cones of ancient volcanoes.
www.wild-russia.org /bioregion10/10-baikalo.htm   (1663 words)

 WWW Irkutsk: About Lake Baikal - details from Encyclopedia
Lake Baikal is located in the south of Eastern Siberia, in the Buryat Autonomous Republic and the Region of Irkutsk, Russia.
Sables thrive in the region's taiga; valuable fur animals live in the surrounding mountains and valleys; and birds and fish abound in the forests and rivers of the area.
The average annual precipitation in the middle and the north of Baikal is 200-350 mm.
www.irkutsk.org /baikal/encicl.htm   (385 words)

 Baikal Meetingpoint
It is situated in the steppe part of the island and separated from Baikal by a natural sandy dune 5 meters wide.
It is situated at the junction of 2 rivers and 3 mountain ridges.
The mountain is situated on the border with Mongolia and we will have a wonderful opportunity to compare how different the landscapes of the 2 countries are.
www.baikal.eastsib.ru /bmp/trekking/trekking_baikal_sayny.htm   (2122 words)

 Travel, tourism, rest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Baikal is an extraordinary beautiful, mysterious, bewitching lake.
On Baikal coast there are many tourist camps and inns where tourists can not only have a good rest, but also make their better, have a good time, take part in various excursions.
Everyone chooses his or her kind of rest, but one thing is precisely known: the time you spend at Baikal or near to it, will leave indelible impressions and will bring a great amount of pleasure.
www.baikal.biz /eng/travel.php   (547 words)

 Tours - Baikal
Irkutsk is inseparable from Lake Baikal, the "Sacred sea" of Siberia.
Lake Baikal is the largest and the deepest lake in the world, which has 23 % of the world's reserves of fresh water.
During one cruise you'll visit a number of memorable Baikal places, such as the Circumbaikal Loop railway, the Olkhon Island, the hot mineral springs in bays of the lake, the Baikal National Park.
www.irkutsk-baikal.com /tours_baikal.htm   (4946 words)

 the Ushkanii Islands, Lake Baikal
The minimum distance to the western shore of Baikal is 27 km between Bolshoi Ushkanii Island and Cape Sharmla (мыс Шармла).
The topography of the Ushkanii Islands is quite rugged, especially for its small surface area, and Bolshoi Ushkanii Island's highest elevations are near the southeast side of the island, as are the steepest slope areas.
Larch and pine forests, with admixture of birch, poplar, willow, and mountain ash, are the main forest tree species, with the forests of Ushkanii being differentiated into two main types with either larch or pine dominant.
www.rjl.us /lslbi/baikal/photo/ushkan.htm   (2649 words)

 Photographs of Baikal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Baikal Lake is the biggest fresh water lake on earth.
This mountain range is located on the northwestern shore of Baikal and is up to 2,500 m high.
The highest mountain of the range, Cherskij Peak, is 2,588 m high and qwns a small glacier on its eastern flank.
www.lkirchner.de /baikal/baikal.html   (146 words)

 CNN--InDepth: Russia Election
The Lake Baikal shoreline also is home to a growing number of industries, including a controversial pulp and paper mill on the southern coast.
Her ancestors have lived for 300 years in the village of Bolshoye Goloustnoye, a small settlement on the southwest coast of the lake inhabited predominantly by Buryats (a Russian minority similar in culture and language to Mongolians).
It was only in the unpolluted atmosphere of Lake Baikal, she decided, that her daughter could live a normal life.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2000/russia/story/train/lake.baikal   (1029 words)

 Baikal, Lake --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Baykal, or Baikal, Lake The deepest and oldest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal is located in southern Siberia.
Although Lake Baikal in Russia has a larger volume of water, the combined area of the Great Lakes—some 94,850 square miles (245,660 square kilometres)—represents the largest surface of...
It extends from the Ural Mountains on the west to the Pacific Ocean on the east.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9273062   (1038 words)

 Lena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It flows northeast and then north from its source in the Baikal Mountains south of the Central Siberian Plateau, and it empties into the Arctic Ocean via the LaptevSea.
The Lena has the unusual distinction of appearing to be the longest river in the world when viewed on a map using a Mercator projection, the most common method of displaying thespherical earth on a flat surface, due to that projection's tendency to exaggerate the size of areas near the poles.
Lena (Russian :Ле́на) is a river of Siberia, rising at the height of 1640 m in the Baikal Ridge, 20 km west side of Lake Baikal.
www.therfcc.org /lena-13946.html   (448 words)

 Altairtour: Baikal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This route starts 110 km from the south of Severobaikalsk and lays along a narrow strip between Baikal cavity and Baikal mountain ridge, which is the border of spreading Far-Eastern flora.
Travelling on the speed-boat by Baikal lake you’ll cross a half of the lake, visit several museums, will go by foot to mountain lakes and waterfalls.
Power of Baikal mountains, looked like extremely high watchtowers; amazing Emerald lake; wonderful Tazik lake; carpet of alpine meadows; crossing over mountain rivers; waterfalls – all this things you will be able to see during this tour.
www.altairtour.ru /eng/baikal/index.htm   (518 words)

 Altai Mountains, Siberia
Day 7 From the lake rise to a mountainous marsh, dotted with variously shaped "farewell rocks" then descend to camp in the Tekelyu gorge, not far from the magnificent Tekelyu waterfalls (3-4 hours).
Mountain valleys are forested with spruce and pine interspersed with grassy meadows.
Many varieties of deer populate these valleys and the open areas are grazed by mountain goats, sheep, and yaks.
www.ewpnet.com /Altai.htm   (962 words)

 Baikal and its Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The numbers alone are impressive: Baikal is the world’s oldest and deepest lake (25 million years and more than 1 mile deep).
Surrounded by low, jagged mountains, the Baikal region is a semi-closed environment, with short tributaries, drained by only one river.
Baikal is so pristine, its shores nearly untouched by towns and industry.
www.abroadviewmagazine.com /fall_04/baikail.html   (999 words)

 Lake Baikal: The Pearl among The Mountains. Trekking.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Located in Siberia not far from the Mongolian border and surrounded by mountains, forests and wild rivers, Baikal is an immense and breathtaking area of natural beauty.
The lake's surrounding wild mountains and rivers make the Lake Baikal region an ideal area for engaging in an array of outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, backcountry and alpine skiing, birdswatching and nature photography.
The Baikal Range that fits Lake Baikal from the North-West, is the realm of mountains and taiga.
extreme.k2.omsknet.ru /travels/eng/trekking/baikal.htm   (831 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Lake Baikal
Chen Yifeng, professor with the hydrobios institute of the who is currently participating in the China- comprehensive scientific survey in Lake Baikal, said that according to the descriptions in the rumor, the "lake monsters" refer to large mammals in the lake region, which are unknown to humankind.
The objects of research for the joint investigation are the water and planktons in Lake Baikal, and proceed to study the ancient climate and ancient environment of the Eurasian continent and, through research on the sensitive areas of Lake Baikal and its location Siberia, the universally acknowledged global climatic change, and...
Stacks of debris are piled in the shallow shoals of Lake Baikal, near the docks of the village of port Baikal...
geography.surfwax.com /files/Lake_Baikal.html   (4640 words)

 Lake Baikal
Grade 8 and 9 earthquakes are possible in the North Caucasus, Sakhalin Island, Kamchatka and Kuril Islands and in the vicinity of Lake Baikal.
Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake, is 400 miles long and holds 20 percent of the world's fresh water, as much as all five Great Lakes.
Murphy is particularly taken with the peerless blue of Lake Baikal, whose waters are still kept clear (despite the attempts of Soviet industrialisation) by a...
conservation.mongabay.com /news/Lake_Baikal.htm   (3057 words)

 Baikal Explorer: Where to go: Shumak / Sayan mountains / Siberia
An orthodox hermit named Nil was the first human being who settled in a lonely forest and founded the place.
Shumak is the name of the river which source begins high in the Sayan mountains.
Baikal Explorer presents: one week tour to the natural spa-resort in Sayan mountains - Shumak Valley.
www.baikalex.irk.ru /toursfiles/shumak.html   (337 words)

 Alpindustria-Baikal | Baikal tours, sports, mountains, heli ski and heli board, cross country skiing, ice diving, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Baikal is immense and breathtaking example of physical beauty.
The lake's surrounding wild mountains and rivers make the Lake Baikal Region an ideal area for engaging in outdoor pursuits, including hiking, climbing, whitewater sports, skiing, nature photography and many more.
Alpindustria - Baikal is one of the main suppliers of sport and outdoor gear to Irkutsk region, apart from that it coordinates multi sport activities and events, outdoor vacations and adventure tours.
www.alpindustria-baikal.ru:8100 /en   (293 words)

 Alpindustria-Baikal | Baikal tours, sports, mountains, heli ski and heli board, cross country skiing, ice diving, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Baikal tours, sports, mountains, heli ski and heli board, cross country skiing, ice diving, tourism
This tour combines excursions on four-wheel-drive vans on Olkhon island, cruise along the western shore of the lake with stopovers in Peschanaya bay and Bolshie Koty village, visits to Biakal museum in Listvianka and Round Baikal Railroad, journey to spas in Tunka valley.
Hike to waterfalls and spas at the foot of Sayan mountains.
www.alpindustria-baikal.ru /en/multiactivetours/en_komb_olkhon.html   (281 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Trans-Baikal Bald Mountain tundra (PA1112)
Most of the soils are subject to permafrost and the flora has adapted to severe winter winds by finding protection under thin snow.
Due to the isolation and inaccessibility of these mountains, the tundra habitat remains largely intact.
[Mountains of central and east Zabaikalje and Olekminskij Stanovik / Mountains of Pribaikalje and Zabaikalje].
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa1112_full.html   (376 words)

 Backpacking , hiking tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Both the villages of Listvyanka and Bolshie Koty are located on the shore of Lake Baikal.
This walking exploration of Sakhalin, one of the largest islands of Russia, famous for its breathtaking landscapes of mountains and rivers is among the best hikes the country has to offer.
The hiking route is 60 km long, and passes mainly along Lake Baikal's shoreline.
travel.in-russia.com /?eXMID=2&SID=30   (277 words)

 Arshan and Sayan Mountains - Baikal Lake -- WayToRussia.Net
Arshan is a village about 3 hours by bus (or 2 hours by car) from Baikal lake, and it is a start of Sayan mountains.
You can start exploring Sayan mountain range from Arshan, and get as far as Mongolia (which is quite near, in fact).
There is also a meditation and yoga camp, they can rent you a tent, so you will be able to enjoy the nature (without necessarily involving in the activities they do in the camp).
www.waytorussia.net /Baikal/Destinations/Arshan.html   (1062 words)

 The Encyclopedia's information on Baikal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It is the deepest in the world, filling a very deep underwater trench, at an altitude of 456m above sea level.
It is surrounded by mountains of height greater than 2000m, covering an area of nearly 32000 square kilometers.
The lake is usually frozen in the winter between January and May. 336 rivers flow into Baikal, and only one - Angara - flows from it.
sunsite.icm.edu.pl /travel/SAJANY/eng/def2.html   (205 words)

 Backpacking , hiking tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Excursion to Baikal Ecology Museum, walking tour of the village with a visit to acting orthodox Svyato-Nikolskaya church.
Transfer to the mountain Murtul Khada (Shebetuy), on top of which shamans set fire during their gatherings.
Trip to the Khoboy cape and mountain, concerned with numerous legends and the mountain that has resemblance to a profile of woman’s head.
travel.in-russia.com /?eXMID=2&SID=30&ID=298   (482 words)

 Lake Baikal - The Blue Eye of Siberia
Baikal - The Pearl of Siberia: a gem of a lake in the taiga forest of Siberia
Map of Lake Baikal in regional context: Buryatia Republic to the east, Irkutsk Oblast to the west, cities of Irkutsk, Ulan Ude shown, and a larger
Baikal Archaeology Project: the Kitoi and Serovo-Glazkovo Neolithic cultures over 9,000 years, with the theory that the latter hunted the nerpa or baikal seal, and the
www.workingdogweb.com /Lake-Baikal.htm   (1884 words)

 Baikal Explorer - Travel to Baikal - Sayan mountains - Shumak
Shumak is the natural spa-resort in Sayan mountains.
The tour duration is 5 - 7 days and it is possible from June till September.
An orthodox hermit named Nil was the first man who settled in a lonely forest and founded the base.
www.baikalex.com /travel/shumak.html   (298 words)

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