12 September is celebrated as a regional holiday – Day of Baikal.
Day Baikal established in 1999, after turning the lake into the UNESCO world natural heritage site by UNESCO and has since been annually celebrated on the fourth Sunday of August.
Over time the festival has received nationwide and worldwide recognition.
In 2008 the decree of the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region “About the day of Baikal in the Irkutsk region” the celebration was moved to the second Sunday of September .
In 2010, the celebration of the Day of Baikal will be held in 15 municipalities of the Irkutsk region. Unique lake will be dedicated, magazine and book exhibitions, quizzes, drawing contests, theatrical performances, environmental games. Baikalo-Lensky reserve will hold an open Day in the Museum and final outputs of the action “March of parks”. At the Institute of geography, Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences held a round table “Development of ecotourism in the Baikal natural territory”.
In Irkutsk on September 12 – on the Day of Baikal – scheduled meetings with scientists baicaliidae, thematic literary Playground “Poetry of Baikal”, a procession along the embankment of the Angara river, the results of the contest “Seven pearls of the Baikal region” Continue reading
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On the East of the country between these two ranges lies the most mysterious lake in the world – Baikal. Still remains a mystery, how it arose, what is its history and why quite unusual animals inhabit his icy water.
The depth of Baikal reaches 1 741 meters. And the water in it fits more than, for example, in the Baltic sea!
Of course, such a large amount of water affect the climate of the coast. Baikal summer tempers the heat, and in winter, long retains heat, softens the hard Siberian frosts. But the lake is always very cold. Even in warmer months, the surface water temperature 7 to 9° C.
And you know what the clear and pure water in Baikal! If you pull into the lake to a depth of 40 meters white disc the size of a plate, it can be clearly seen.
336 big and small rivers and rivers flow into Baikal, and flows out only one large river Angara. This lake has never been nor brackish nor salty. So it never was connected with the sea or ocean.
But is this possible! It is well known that lake Baikal is inhabited by the real sea animals, like seals, some worms, fish and crustaceans-amphipods. No other lake you will not find such sponges in meter and a half tall, which Continue reading
On the territory of Omsk region a lot of lakes (more than 16,000, including more than 250 salt), as well as wetlands. Each of them is unique. Salt lake is famous not only beautiful places, but its healing mud.
“. a dense birch forest, advancing from the South and East of Omsk, was often concealed in its lake with muddy shores and bottom, and the deaths have wandered in summer in the cattle pond (mud lake has sucking properties), the Scarecrow of local people and develop people’s imagination, reinforcing this lake a bad name and “Damn” name. ” from the book of doctor Korotkov E. V. (1924). Is the lake Salt other names: “the Bloody pit”, “Damn the tract”, “listen”. However, the notoriety and the horrific names are not prevented our ancestors to use the lake and “knowledgeable” a grandmother sent out to the treatments of their patients, treating horses and cattle (drove through the water and collapsing mud). The first scientific analysis of the composition of water and mud was carried out by Dr. United States in 1905. Later, in 1916, Omsk city laboratory, at the request of the doctor Lapteva V. P. made a more detailed examination. Based on the data of the medical Commission recognised a healing lake and reco La to create a resort on the shore “the more suburban location” Continue reading