Believe it or not, we celebrate the day of Baikal lake. Join the trip with Enjoy Russian School to say HI to the deepest lake in the world!
Colorful Russia project is gathering pace. With a Sochi tour approaching, we decided to give you a hint on our next destination. Not many Russians know that on the second Sunday in September we celebrate the Baikal’s day, maybe that’s why Enjoy Russian trip to the Baikal will take place from 2 to 13 of September. Here are some interesting facts about Baikal lake you probably haven’t heard.
10 facts proving the Baikal is worth visiting
- Baikal is one of the few lakes that is often called “the sea”.
- The water in the lake is so pure that you may see what’s happening 40 m below!
- In winter the lake is covered with a thick ice layer and the length of the cracks may be up to 30 km!
- The total amount of water is about 23 cubic kilometers which is more than in the Great Lakes in the United States.
- In 1973 the first bottle of “BAIKAL” soda was produced in the Soviet Union. The brand is still popular and has a unique flavor of herbal extracts and essential oils.
- The name BAIKAL means БОГАТОЕ ОЗЕРО (rich lake)
- There are many “Baikals” in Russia – in Yakutia, in Tomskaya Oblast, but they are way smaller than the original one.
- The lake’s territory is as big as some states like Albania, Armenia or Malta.
- Baikal lake is famous for the seismic investigations scientists conduct: 100, 200 or even 300 earthquakes happen here every year! (but they are not that threatening)
- To lay down the maximum depth of Baikal (1,642 meters), researchers had to take measurements in 1,312,788 different points!
To apply for the Baikal tour (Russian classes with professional teachers + trips & cultural activities) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
pictures by Fyodor Lashkov