Bashkiria. Travel notes about other Russia
  Bashkiria is a Federal subject of the Russian Federation formed on the basis of ethnicity. Therefore, entering the region, if you find yourself abroad. The population respects people's traditions…

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The lake of Fire ERTA Ale (the Erta Ale). Ethiopia
In northeastern Ethiopia, in the desert Danakil located an active volcano ERTA Ale, in whose crater can be seen emanating from the center of the earth flows molten lava. The…

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Where to find the cleanest lakes Russia?

 

Russia — a country with the vast territory on the planet. The Russian landscape is extremely diverse: there are the steep mountains of the Caucasus, and the great plains of Siberia, and flowering steppes of Kalmykia, and, of course, endless lakes, the water surface which attracts travelers, artists and poets.

Freshwater is huge. Mostly it’s the former glaciers that melted thousands of years ago. The total number of lakes exceeds two million, and their total area is about 350 thousand square kilometers. But not all of them manage to preserve in pristine purity. Human activity most often has a detrimental effect on the state of water reservoirs and their ecosystem. So to see a really clean lake, we have to go there where no human foot has ever stepped.

The first place is rightly given to lake Baikal. It’s not just the biggest lake of Russia, it is the deepest and largest reservoir in the world. 85 per cent of the fresh water of the country is concentrated here. Because of its incredible size, the locals call Baikal the sea. And you only need to see once to understand how vast its expanse.

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Shatsk lakes. Ukraine

 

In Ukraine most richly lakes of Polesie. Blue mirror natural reservoirs of this region are rightfully considered the jewels of our nature. They are scattered all over the Polesie lowland, but most of them are in its Western part. Here, in Volhynia, which is sometimes called “little taiga”, you will find more than one hundred and fifty lakes.

These are the largest freshwater reservoirs in Ukraine, including beautiful Svityaz, Pulemetske lake, lake Luke and Nebel.

Polissya lakes are located one by one or in groups. The most famous group — the Shatsk lakes, the decoration of the North-Western part of Volyn region. Lake in the group of Shatsky lakes are very different. Some of them, such as, for example, Turski, occupy depressions of river valleys, but most of the lakes are isolated from major rivers or connected to small ducts. Interestingly, the water in the group of Shatsky lakes has a different color. So, the Lake is strikingly transparent it is, the lake is Sandy — whitish, in lake take — bluish.

Svityaz lake is included in the seven natural wonders of Ukraine, in the past about him many legends. It fascinates not only the transparency of the water, but snow-white Cretaceous bed, Continue reading

Lake Victoria

 

Victoria (Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue, eng. Lake Victoria, Victoria Nyanza, Swahili Ziwa Victoria viktória Nyanza, Nyanza Ziwa) is a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Located in a tectonic trough of the East African platform, at a height of 1134 m. This is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior the largest lake in Africa by area. It is also the highest among tropical lakes. Show all..

Discovered the lake and named it in honor of Queen Victoria of the British Explorer John Henning Speke in 1858.

Hollow lake. Victoria in East Africa was formed as a result of the doming uplift of the surrounding land.

Geographical position

The area of 68 thousand km2, length 320 km, the maximum width of 275 km. Is part of the Victoria reservoir. A lot of Islands. Abundant river flows into the Kagera, it follows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the people engaged on it fishing.

North shore crosses the equator. Lake with a maximum depth of 80 m is a sufficiently deep lakes.

In contrast to the deep neighbors, Tanganyika and Nyasa, which lie within a system of gorges of Africa, lake Victoria fills a shallow depression between the Eastern and Western sides of the valley Great gorge. Continue reading