Russia and Eastern Europe

Russia and the Former Soviet States

How big is Russia’s Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal, located in southern Siberia, holds one-fifth of the world’s non-frozen fresh water. Lake Baikal is also the world’s deepest lake, with a maximum depth of just over one mile (5,371 feet [1,637 meters]). The crescent-shaped Lake Baikal is also famous for its crystal-clear water and bountiful plant and animal life.


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