Winter Baikal


Baikal in winter is something really outstanding! What can compare with dazzling sun, cloudless sky and ice expanse?

Baikal in winter is something really outstanding! What can compare with dazzling sun, cloudless sky and ice expanse? If you overlook at the lake it seems to be a large depression, gripped between mountains, which is sometimes called «Cup of Baikal». It represents the whole system of mountain ridge 3000 meters high. The scientists arrived at a conclusion that the lake appeared as a result of huge rupture of Earth crust. Baikal is often called «Sacred Sea». There is a reason for the word «Sea», since there are a lot of islands on water expanse, the greatest of which is Olkhon. It's the heart of Baikal. It even has lake-form contours. The presenter of TV channel Igor Maximenko will visit the most picturesque places near Olkhon and tell how slippery coat of ice, drawn splits and ice hummocks appear. He will have a look at underwater inhabitants of the lake, as well as get to know why a neutrino telescope was constructed in Lake Baikal.