Back to the Pearl of Baikal August 6th 2012 "Do you believe in God?" He asks me as we sit on the boat and the wind whips at our hair. It's early August, the peak of summer, but we've done the right thing by bringing our warm coats for this boat ride. The wind out on Baikal Lake is fierce and were traveling over 2 hours to get to the other coast.
He is in his 50's or 60's and he is wearing a cowboy hat with Russian wr ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal 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