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Lake Baikal  
   

Lake Baikal

The 'steam' in this photo and the Lystyvanka one is because the water temperature is warmer than the air temperature. Its a lovely 2 degrees celsius if you fancy a swim!
Siberian Village

December 11th 2005
(Quick note...this was posted from a computer in China and the text format gets a bit funny) We did have a few days off the train in Siberia. First we had three days and two nighs at Listyvanka, a small village in a Russian national park on Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is famous for holding 20 percent of the worlds fresh water and it boasts a huge variety of marine life which is not found ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia » Irkutsk

Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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