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Irkutsk and Baykal Lake

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Irkutsk (derived from the name of the Irkut River, where the initial Cossack fortress was built). The city of Irkutsk is situated on the banks of the Angara River, not far from the Lake Baikal, was founded in 1661, so it is about 50 years older than St. Petersburg (interesting, isn’t it?). 

Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal, located in the heart of Asia, is one of the oldest lakes in the world. Lake Baikal is his area of 31,500 km2 and one of the largest freshwater reserves on earth and in all its forms is truly a beautiful piece of unspoiled nature. Since January, the more frozen in May and is still covered with large ice floes. Lake Baikal is a lake in the south
of Siberia and is located south of Lake Baikal Mountains. Baikal is the deepest lake of
our planet with the rich flora and fauna. There are live a kind of animals and fish in this
area nowhere else on the globe.

The rumor also goes that whoever his hands with water from Lake Baikal washes, five
years longer to live. When you leave splashing water on your head, you get 10 years
longer with. For whom this is not enough: if you're completely immersed in the Lake Baikal
quarter century get extra life.