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Buryat Cuisine - Top Five National Dishes to Taste on Baikal Tour
The Buryat cuisine is one of the attractions of Lake Baikal, so it is a must for everybody on a Baikal tour to try national Buryat dishes.
--30-07-2018--
Siberian Cuisine Delicacies of Lake Baikal
The combination of fish, game and taiga seasonings distinguish Siberian cuisine from European cuisine. These differences are more pronounced when tasting traditional Siberian dishes on the shore of Lake Baikal.
--30-07-2018--
FASO to Finance Research of Changing Ecosystem of Lake Baikal
According to Sergey Donskoy, the problem of spirogira has to be solved as soon as possible, because eutrification can lead to unpredictable problems.
--28-02-2016--
Lake Baikal: Monakhovo
Monakhovo stands on the coast of the Chivyrkuysky Bay washing the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula, almost at the very entrance to the peninsula. The name of the village speaks for itself - once there was a monastery here.
--18-11-2015--
Lake Baikal: Ushkanyi Islands
There are four islands in the archipelago: Bolshoy (Large), Tonkiy (Thin), Krugly (Round) and Dlinny (Long). One of the main attractions of the archipelago is the legendary Baikal rookeries of very cute and very rare seals.
--18-11-2015--
Lake Baikal: History Of Svyatoy Nos
According to one version, the name of Svyatoy Nos was given to the peninsula by Cossack settlers, and the word nose simply means cape.
--14-11-2015--
Lake Baikal: Svyatoy Nos Peninsula
Svyatoy Nos (Holy Nose) is the largest peninsula of the Baikal Lake located in its eastern part on the territory of Buryatia.
--14-11-2015--
Lake Baikal: Plan Your Trip To Ushkanyi Islands
Summer is the best time to observe the seals that bask on the warm stones.
--14-11-2015--
Lake Baikal: Tourist Villages Of Svyatoy Nos
Svyatoy Nos has a civilization of three villages.
--07-11-2015--
Lake Baikal: Plan Your Trip To Svatoy Nos
A stay on the territory of the Trans-Baikal National Park should be paid.
--03-11-2015--
Scientists: Shallowing of Lake Baikal is Caused by Climate Upheaval in Asia
The drawdown in the world's deepest lake started in the autumn of last year and lasted till the end of April. At that point the water level fell to the mark of 455,86 meters, which is 14 cm lower than the bottom value set for it.
--26-10-2015--
The Route Around The Baikal Lake Wont Disappear
The train on the Circum-Baikal Railway will be preserved.
--06-02-2015--
Circum-Baikal Railway Needs Preservation
The Siberian Baikal Tourism Association (SBAT) appealed to the Russian Union of Tourism Industry asking for help in the preservation of the most important tourist route in the east of the country - the tourist train on the Circum-Baikal Railway (CBR).
--24-12-2014--
Baikal: Where Spirits Live
Olkhon is a unique place, as it is the only island near Lake Baikal where people live permanently. They say that apart from the local community, ancient spirits also appear here from time to time.
--05-11-2014--
Baikal Ice Marathon
About 150 people from 25 countries took part in Baikal Ice Marathon in March.
--18-03-2014--
Barguzinsky Nature Reserve - the First Russian Nature Reserve
Barguzinsky nature reserve is the first nature reserve that appeared in Russia on the eve of the revolution in 1916. Its special attractiveness lies in natural treasures: mountain lakes, waterfall cascades, thermal springs, magic taiga, fanciful river turns, rocks-loaches, flowering valleys in highlands, rock glaciers, and the rarest species of local fauna.
--25-04-2013--
Russian Tourist Destinations: Baikal Legends - The Sunny Cape of the Dead and the Baikal Seals
There is a cape on the western shore of Baikal Lake. It is a place provided with a very still bay, sheltered from storms and storm winds. Now it is a part of national park. Famous Islands of Ushkanyi where Baikal seals rookery is situated are in front of the cape, just in 30 kilometers. One of the main Baikal sights - Chivyrkui Bay is situated in 50 kilometers by water. The sinister name only contrasts with all this.
--20-12-2011--
All about Baikal winter holidays
Baikal Lake is a unique place on the Earth with crystal water and breathtaking landscapes. The local public calls it The Sea. Most people think Baikal is a place to go in summer only, when it is not so cold and when it is possible to sail the lake. If the question is sailing and rafting on the rivers, they are right. But if we speak about winter outdoor activities, like jeep, snow mobile and dog sleds safari, skiing and mountain skiing on the rocky shore, with many wild slopes for free riders, ice fishing and ice diving.
--24-01-2011--
Baikal freeride
The world famous lake of Baikal has recently become very popular among freedivers. Of course, Baikal is worth visiting for plenty of reasons, but now the people go there for deep virgin snow and very long slopes. Unusual interest to Baikal as to freeriding destination was detected last years, so the slopes are not yet very crowded.
--03-11-2010--
Tips for active rest on Baikal Lake
Baikal Lake is a place on the Earth which does not need a special introduction. There are a few things you should know to make your voyage safe and comfortable
--15-10-2010--
Shaman cave on the Olkhon Island: Baikal Lake legends
Olkhon Island is usually called "heart of Baikal". It is situated in the centre of Baikal Lake. Olkhon has long been a kind of Mecca for the shamanistic world of Siberia. Moreover, Olkhon is an unbelievable beautiful place...
--20-12-2011--
Circum-Baikal Railroad: golden buckle on the Russia's steel belt
Circum-Baikal Railroad is a part of the famous Transsib, it is still sometimes called "golden buckle on the Russias steel belt". Circum-Baikal Railroad is a railway, getting round Baikal Lake. It is not made of gold, but it cost so much and the result was so beautiful and technically sophisticated, that it is worth to be compared with a jewel.
--02-12-2009--
Optical Miracles of Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal has perfect conditions for mirages formation. The number of days with mirages at Baikal normally varies from 2 to 16; while seeing them is a great luck for tourists, the local fishermen often tell about ancient castles, old ships and trains, and even UFO witnessed above Baikal.
--21-01-2008--
Baikaltour international travel fair - 2007
Original culture, shamanistic ceremonies, and musical folklore are expected to help in development of ethnical tourism in Siberia. The international travel fair Baikaltour has a lot to show its guests and has gained the reputation of a considerable event in the sphere of tourist business.
--28-02-2007--


News:

Ethnic Catwalk on Lake Baikal
X International Festival titled Ethnic Catwalk on Lake Baikal is being held on the coast of Lake Baikal.
--21-07-2018--
Emir Kusturica to Participate in Siberian Festival "Stars at Baikal"
The international music festival "Stars at Baikal" will be held in Irkutsk in September.
--19-07-2018--
The First Regular Passenger Cruise around Baikal has been Launched
Olkhon is the most popular holiday destination for Russians and foreign tourists on Lake Baikal.
--09-07-2018--
A Car Road Over the Ice of Lake Baikal to the Largest Island of Olkhon Opened in Irkutsk Oblast
The length of the road is 12 km, its carrying capacity is 10 tons, speed limit is 10 km/h. The thickness of the ice exceeds 70 cm.
--21-02-2018--
A Festival of Ice Sculptures "Live on Lake Baikal"
The main exhibit will be a heart-shaped rink, illuminated with red lights.
--15-02-2018--
Irkutsk - One the Most Popular Russian Cities
Irkutsk took the seventh place in the ranking of the most popular cities to travel all over Russia in 2017.
--29-01-2017--
Baikal Live-2016 Art Festival
Music bands from various corners of Russia will perform on Lake Baikal.
--11-08-2016--
Lake Baikal Might Share Fate of Aral Sea
Russian government is concerned about Mongolia's plans to construct three hydroelectric power stations on River Selenga flowing into Baikal.
--27-05-2016--
Volume of Waste near Lake Baikal Multiplied 7 Times over 9 Years
The mass of waste in the Baikal Natural Site made 104,3 million tons in 2014, which is seven times more than in 2006.
--26-02-2016--
Conference of All-Russia Peoples Front on Environmental Issues
Representatives of constituent entities of Russia and the regional ministries of natural resources and ecology do not fulfill legal responsibilities.
--26-02-2016--
3 Year Program of Restoring Forests around Lake Baikal
Artificial reforestation will take place on the area of 17,7 thousand hectares near the Lake of Baikal.
--30-01-2016--
Forest Burned by Summer Fires to be Restored in Irkutsk Region
The action Plant One Million Trees has been launched in the Irkutsk Region that suffered massive fires in summer.
--26-09-2015--
Jubilee Festival 'Stars on Baikal' Held in Irkutsk
The annual international music festival Stars on Baikal is taking place in Irkutsk for the 10th time this year.
--07-09-2015--
Forest Fire on Reserve Island of Olkhon in Lake Baikal
Two forest fires of 317 hectares are blazing in two nature reserves of the Irkutsk Region: the Kachug District and the island of Olkhon.
--30-07-2015--
Baikal CeraMystics Displayed in Irkutsk
The international ceramic art exhibition Baikal-CeraMystics has been opened in the Irkutsk Regional Museum of Local Lore.
--22-07-2015--
The Baikal Beaches
Many beaches are almost ready for tourists in Baikal.
--15-05-2015--
Water Level In the Baikal Lake Is Decreasing
The water level in the Baikal Lake has decreased by 1 more centimeter due to the shortage of water and has gone beyond the minimum level of 456.0 meters.
--11-03-2015--
Film on Wildlife of Siberia Shot on Lake Baikal
French cameramen are shooting the feature film In the Woods of Siberia on the island of Olkhon in the Baikal Lake.
--25-02-2015--
Water Level in Lake Baikal Reached Its Record Low
The water in Lake Baikal, the cleanest and the deepest lake in the world, has dropped a record 40 cm to a sixty-year low for the past year and came near to the critical mark of 456 m., which can be followed by an ecocatastrophe.
--21-01-2015--
Photo Exhibition of Baikal-Lena Nature Reserve
Timiryazev Biological Museum has opened the photo exhibition Baikal and Lena, Mountains and Taiga.
--31-10-2014--
Ancestors of Europeans Found near Lake Baikal in Siberia
The international group of scientists arrived at such a conclusion, having refuted an earlier known two-component genetic model.
--16-10-2014--
Gate of Baikal Development
A low-rise park hotel with 71 rooms will open in the special economic zone of tourist-type Gate of Baikal in the end of 2017.
--31-08-2014--
Clean Ice Of Lake Baikal
"Clean ice of Lake Baikal" event was held in April in Listvyanka village and on Olkhon ferry crossing. The action took place in the framework of Let's Save Baikal project, organized by the Center for Development of Environmental and Social Projects ANCO.
--26-04-2014--
Ice Journey Across Lake Baikal
The ice journey across Lake Baikal, launching All-Russian Days of Protection against Environmental Hazards, started in the region.
--29-03-2014--
Baikal Race 2014
Sled Dog Race Baikal race 2014 will be held on Lake Baikal from 1 to 2 March. Participants will be required to overcome a 100-kilometer route from the "Angara" icebreaker in Irkutsk to Listvyanka.
--24-02-2014--
Winter Baikal Is Better Than Lapland
Baikal was declared the best place for winter holidays by National Geographic Magazine.
--16-02-2014--
The 10-th Anniversary Of Baikal Fishing
The 10-th Anniversary of "Baikal fishing" has all chances to attract a record-breaking number of participants. The organizers predict in their application that from 800 to 1,000 people or from 200 to 250 teams of four will step on ice simultaneously.
--22-01-2014--
Pulp Mill At the Baikal Can Be Resumed
The bankruptcy manager of the Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant Alexander Ivanov said that the information about the official shutdown of the production at the Baikal Pulp and Paper Plant (BPPP) spread before was a myth.
--20-01-2014--
Heart of Baikal Film Festival
Heart of Baikal film festival was held from October 18 to 24 in Irkutsk. The goal of the film festival is to revive classic spiritual, moral, and family values such as devotion in marriage. Famous Russian theater and film actors agreed to take part in the festival.
--31-10-2013--
Monument to Song Character Set up on Lake Baikal
A monument to the character of the Russian folk song On Wild Steppes of Transbaikalia the Maverick has appeared at the viewing point over the Kurkutsky Gulf of Lake Baikal.
--30-10-2013--
Roerich Museum House Burned Down near Lake Baikal
This morning, on October 22, the Roerich Museum House in Angasolka Settlement in the Slyudyanka District has burned down.
--22-10-2013--
Kodar National Park: Preserve And Improve
Kodar is a Trans-Baikal ridge, known worldwide for its perma-glaciers and unique peaks. 200-kilometers stretched ridge has not been thoroughly explored by tourists yet.
--31-08-2013--
Baikal A Watermelon Lake
20 tons of watermelons spilled into Lake Baikal.
--19-08-2013--
Gora Sobolinaya Acquires Hotels
Another hotel will appear at Lake Baikal.
--19-08-2013--
Everything About National Park In One Place
An integrated visitor information center is open on Olkhon Island since mid-July.
--02-08-2013--
Dancing Shamans Found Near Baikal
Scientists from Irkutsk have found cave paintings of ancient people in Northern Baikal region.
--02-08-2013--
Car Voyage Towards Baikal
The scientists will reconstruct the route of Ivanov, the discoverer of Lake Baikal.
--30-07-2013--
Lake Baikal will attract tourists with newly built theme park
The Minister of Nature plans to build a theme park, titled Reserved Russia, in the place of the Baikal Pulp and paper Mill. The park is to become the heart of the recreation zone near Baikal, it will attract lots of tourists and will provide for job places to the local people.
--29-06-2013--
"The Baikal Harbor": Greenpeace Is Against
Greenpeace opposed the construction of tourist objects in Buryatia.
--16-05-2013--
Baikal Trophy 2013: More Than 2,000 Kilometres Across the Ice
Ten crews turned across Lake Baikal in 10 days, covering more than 2,000 kilometres across the ice.
--30-04-2013--
The Conveyor of Purity Will Be Launched on Baikal
The action "The pure ice of the Lake Baikal" will open the volunteer season on the Lake Baikal in 2013.
--26-03-2013--
Winter Fairy-Tale Games Will Take Place On The Shore Of Lake Baikal
The first Winter Fairy-Tale Games will take place on the shore of Lake Baikal in a year in February.
--06-03-2013--
An earthquake occurred near the Lake Baikal
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake occurred near the Lake Baikal Friday night, reports the Emergency Ministry in Buryat Republic.
--05-01-2013--
A Hundred of New Tourist Centers to Be Built around Lake Baikal
It is planned to built over 100 tourist canters at the Baikal natural site around Lake Baikal, according to the Ministry of Russian National Resources.
--27-08-2012--
French Experts to Develop Baikal Nature Reserve
The visit of French specialists to the Baikal Nature Reserve has resulted in the agreement between foreign experts and the administration of the reserve. According to it, the French will carry out the part of works on the design of museum expositions and natural routes.
--04-04-2012--
Ice Golf Tournament to be Held on Baikal
The 8th golf tournament will be held on the ice of Lake Baikal near the settlement of Listvyanka March 24-25, 2012.
--21-03-2012--
How to Celebrate New Year on Baikal Lake
It is time to think about the approaching New Year holidays. You can spend it at home with your family, visit Moscow museums that will be free during the winter time or have the most extraordinary New Year and enjoy Baikal adventures in Siberia.
--29-11-2011--
Photo Exhibition Save Baikal to Be Held in Moscow
An exhibition dedicated to Baikal nature will take place at the Flacon Design Factory on November 12. An interesting program will be provided by a volunteer team Make a Move.
--26-10-2011--
Russians Have Chosen the Best Place for Ecotourism
Russian people consider Baikal Lake to be the best ecotourism destination. The choice was made by a vote on My planet travel awards web-site, which reflects the preferences of Russian tourist.
--06-10-2011--
First Path for Disabled Persons On Baikal Shore
Baikal volunteers built a path of 200 metres for disabled people.
--05-08-2011--
A Former Lithuanian Triathlete to Cross Baikal for Two Days
A former Lithuanian triathlete to cross the Lake Baikal in its widest and deepest place for two days. On Thursday morning Vidmantas Urbonas, 53, the 1998 world ultra-triathlon champion, has started its race from the cape Bezymyanniy (Nameless) in Buryatia.
--28-07-2011--
Web-cameras Will Be Installed in Baikal National Park
One can watch rare animals in real time now with the help of modern equipment.
--28-07-2011--
Extra boat excursions on Baikal
Extra sailings appear from July, 1 for boat excursions along Circum Baikal Railroad, because this attraction is enjoying popularity now. One extra sailing will take place on June, 24. From July, 1 this Thursday sailing will be regular.
--20-06-2011--





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