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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One of the most picturesque places of Belarus-national Park “Braslav lakes” — is located in the North-West of Belarus, 250 km from Minsk, near the border with Lithuania and Latvia. The Park was created in 1995. Its territory is more than 69 thousand hectares, of which 2 581 ha of the protected area.The features of the landscape
The basis of the form of the National Park Braslav lakes, consisting of interconnected 61 large and small lakes with a total area of 12 701 hectares.
The biggest lakes are Drivyaty, Snudy, Strusto, Voyso, North voloso, Nedrovo, Biareža, Double, Funs, etc. are among hilly terrain. Each of them has its own characteristics and is unique.
On the lake Strusto is located the second largest island in Belarus – Chaichin (1,6 sq km sq), which has internal reservoir – a small lake. Hair South of the lake is the deepest in the Park (maximum depth is 40.4 m). The lake is known for the extraordinary purity of the water (transparency – 7m).
Local places are often compared with Switzerland or Finland.
In the National Park “Braslav lakes” is situated many monuments of archeology, history and culture.
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Sol-Iletsk is a small town located in the Orenburg region, on the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, 970 km from Ekaterinburg. There are salt lakes with similar water composition with the famous Dead sea in Israel.
Tour duration: 10 day(s)
Tour cost from 9300 rubles.
The most famous lake Collapse, where the water is so salty that allows you to lie on its surface,
In Sol-Iletsk has seven lakes:
1. Mineral (brine) lake with highly concentrated salt water – brine: the Collapse, New.
2. Graziani containing brine and therapeutic mud: Tuzluca, Wrymouth (hope), a lake of Joy.
3. Mineral having a low concentration of salt: a Large city and Small city.
Indications for treatment:
– atopic dermatitis children and eczema;
– diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
– diseases of the nervous system;
the remaining infiltration and adhesions in the thoracic and abdominal cavity after injury, surgery, infections (except of tuberculosis);
– diseases of female sexual sphere;
– vascular disease.
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