Russia is the largest country in the world, with an area of 143,200,000 sq km… its largest cities are Moscow and St. Petersburg. Its population is approximately 145.1 million (2017), not including all the people living in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russia is a federal semi-presidential republic. The capital of the country is Moscow. The official language is Russian. The most popular religion is Russian Orthodox Christianity (more than 90% of the population).

Russia has been experiencing a boom in tourism over the past ten years. With that growth, so have the number of tourists visiting Russia. In recent years, Russia has been ranked the 2nd largest tourist destination around the world. Many people come to study the history and culture of these countries, and the beautiful landscapes that are the main attractions.

Lakes in Russia have got to be the most popular destination for Russian tourists. Russia is a beautiful place, and it has lots of lakes. So the beginning of the year is a great time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the land of lakes.

1. Lake Baikal; Siberia

Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest lake, and the largest freshwater lake by volume. At over 1,642 m (4,393 ft) in-depth, it is also the deepest lake in the world by volume. Lake Baikal is located in the south-central region of the Siberian landmass, in the Russian Republic of Buryatia. It is the easternmost large lake in Eurasia and the fifth-largest lake in Asia. The lake is also fed by the Angara, Onega, and lower Kurya Rivers, all of which terminate in Baikal.

The lake’s water is of exceptional purity, which is why it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, And holds a reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. A backdrop of sapphire blue mountains rises to spectacular peaks, a turquoise lake stretches out in the distance, and its shores are home to many fauna and flora, including thousands of waterfowl and insects. In addition, its location in the heart of Siberia makes it a prime destination for travelers looking to experience some of the Russian wilderness.

2. Lake Ladoga; Northwestern Russia

Russia is home to some of the biggest lakes in the world, but what exactly is Ladoga? It is an arm of the Baltic Sea and the longest lake in Europe. Of its length, 70% is in the Russia’s Republic of Karelia. It is also the largest lake in Europe by area. The lake’s shape is elongated, and its depth varies from being very shallow at its mouth to almost 1,000 meters in the deepest part of the middle of the lake. This allows it to freeze for a long period.

Lake Ladoga is a beautiful lake with a mild climate, surrounded by mountains and forests. Its shores are littered with historical sites and monuments, and the rise and fall of the lake’s waters is a fascinating local phenomenon. The Northern part of the lake is home to the city of Vyborg and the town of Petrozavodsk and is the site of a number of World Heritage Sites. It is also a popular destination for tourists from around the world.

3. Lake Onega; Northwestern Russia

Lake Onega is the largest lake in Europe outside the Arctic Circle. It is located in the Republic of Karelia, north of St. Petersburg, and its length is about 100km. The lake’s surface area is about 13,675 square kilometers, and its area is 3,756 square kilometers. The lake’s highest point is Mt. Lebyazhsky, which is at the shore of this lake. The name of the lake comes from the Karelian word “elävä,” meaning “living water.”

The Republic of Komi is a region in the northwest of Russia that borders Finland. In the summertime, the region gets very busy as Lake Onega is a popular tourist destination. Around the lake, there are beautiful national parks and lakes, a lot of nature and forest, and the narrow Komi-Karjala is a very interesting place.

4. Lake Khanka; Primorsky Krai

Lake Khanka, Primorsky Krai, Russia, is located in the Far East near the border between China and North Korea. It is the second largest lake in Russia at covering an area of 20,000 square kilometers. At its maximum depth of 11 meters, it is the deepest lake in the Russian Far East. The lake is fed by the rivers Khanka and Malykhanka and is the main source of water for the region.

The Primorsky Krai is a region that is as beautiful as it is interesting. Lake Khanka is one of the most important tourist destinations in the region. It is the largest lake in Primorsky Krai, the second largest in Siberia after Lake Baikal, and the third-largest in Asia. It has a wide variety of fish, where you can catch different kinds of fish, berries, mushrooms, and even pine mushrooms.

5. Lake Peipus; Estonia

Lake Peipus is located in Estonia, and you can visit the island from the city of  Narva. The lake is 22 km in length and has an area of 1,836 hectares. During the Soviet era, Lake Peipus was known as “The Forgotten Lake” because of its lack of visitors. These days, though, the lake and its surrounding area are popular tourist destinations. You can see the lake from a distance, from the cliffs of Narva, or by walking along the lake itself.

It is said that Estonia is a small country, but its tourist attractions are many. Lake Peipus is one of them. It is a big lake by any standards, but it is shallow, and its banks rise and fall unexpectedly, so it is possible to get some surprising views of the lake.

6. Uvs Lake; Russia

Looking for some adventure? How about a trip to Lake Uvs (Uvs means blue in Kyrgyz) in the remote regions of Kyrgyzstan? This is a popular destination for tourists, with a vast array of activities. You can go scuba diving, attend a night safari, or just take a walk in the wilderness. In addition, you can visit the ancient burial mounds of the Issyk Kul people or take a helicopter ride to the best beaches.

The Uvs Lake is a beautiful body of water with a harsh climate. The average temperature is 4*C in summer and minus 5*C in winter. The lakeshore is mostly covered with snow in winter. The area surrounding the lake is rich in natural beauty and historical sites, which make the lake a popular destination for tourists.

7. Lake Chany; Novosibirsk Oblast

Lake Chany is one of many lakes in the Novosibirsk Oblast, a region in the Russian Federation. Located in the southwest of Novosibirsk, it is part of the Volga River drainage basin and is a popular tourist destination. There are about 200 lakes in the Oblast, of which Lake Chany is the largest.

There are few places to visit in Siberia as beautiful as Lake Chany. Located in the Novosibirsk oblast, the area is home to numerous campsites and resorts. These include forest camps, river and lake camps, and even yurt camps. The area is also famous for the Chany Museum, which documents the area’s history and contains over 20,000 archeological artifacts, including over 12,000 icons.

8. Lake Teletskoye; Altai Republic

Lake Teletskoye (Teletskoye) is located in the Altai Republic of southwest Russia and is one of the largest lakes in the Altai Region, with an area of 400 square kilometers. The lake is famous for its abundant fish population, which includes the pink and silver perch, the tench, the northern pike, the burbot, the European perch, the European eel, and the carp. The lake is also well-known for its abundant population of brown bears, and the lake is often featured in national and international media as a sight to see.

Lake Teletskoye is one of Russia’s most beautiful and mysterious lakes. At just 156 meters deep, it is the deepest lake in Russia and one of the deepest in the world. It is also the most remote and is located in the Altai Republic. The lake is a popular tourist destination and is located near the village of Teletskoye, which is about 90 kilometers to the west of the regional center of Salekhard.

9. Lake Ilmen; Novgorod Oblast

Lake Ilmen (Russian: Озеро Ильмень, lit. The Lake of Ilmen; in English: Lake Ilmen; Novgorod Oblast) is a lake in the south-eastern part of European Russia. It is situated in the Oblast of Novgorod, on the right bank of the Narva River, about from Lake Ilmen, the largest lake in Europe.

The picturesque Lake Ilmen in Novgorod Oblast is one of the most visited places in the country. The lake waters are very clean and transparent, which makes it a perfect place for some recreation and sport. There are different types of fishing and very attractive places for those who love to indulge in watersports. Those who prefer to relax to the sound of nature and birds singing can choose the beautiful panorama of the lake, while those who want to enjoy the other side of the lake can see the beautiful bluffs from the distance and the historical Novgorod-Novgorodsk Kremlin and even visit the museum.

10. Elgygytgyn Lake; Chukchi Peninsula, Northeast Siberia

Since the end of the Little Ice Age, Elgygytgyn Lake has been shrinking. That’s what scientists at the Institute of Hydrometeorology and Glacial Geology in Moscow have concluded by using radar data to track changes in the lake since the mid-1980s. Elgygytgyn lies in the Chukchi Peninsula in the northeast of the Russian Federation. It is the largest lake in the Chukotka region and one of the largest in the Russian Federation.

Elgygytgyn Lake is a beautiful, glacier-fed tarn in the Chukchi Peninsula of Northeast Siberia. It is the last remaining natural lake in the region, and it is a popular destination for tourism. The lake is a popular spot for fly-fishing in the summer, and it is also a place for traditional Chukchi culture and communal life.


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