Baikal is a unique Russian lake, which undoubtedly rightfully takes its place in the list of “Seven wonders of Russia”.
Seven wonders of Russia: Baikal
– the deepest lake on our planet (recorded maximum depth of lake Baikal-1642 meters);
– the largest natural reservoir of fresh water (almost 20% of all world reserves of lake fresh water are concentrated in lake Baikal);
– one of the largest lakes in the world by water surface area (Baikal ranks seventh in the list of the largest lakes by area). Continue reading
How did the Golden ring of Russia appear?
The circular route connecting the ancient cities of Russia was invented by the journalist Yuri Bychkov. In the autumn of 1967, he went on a road trip on the invented route. On his return to Moscow, he wrote a series of travel notes about his trip. Travel notes of the journalist were published in the newspaper ” Soviet culture “in November-December 1967 under the title”Golden ring”. The very name of the cycle of notes “Golden ring”, which later became the name of the tourist route, also came up with Yuri Bychkov. Continue reading