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Introduction

Svetloe lake, Ergaki, Russia

Svetloe lake, Ergaki, Russia

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Siberia (or the Siberian Federal District) is one of the seven federal districts in Russia and might carry the strongest image of any of Russia's Federal Districts. Known for biting cold, remote mountains, tundra, pine forests with tigers and a diversity of minority people with a smattering of political dissidents from the Soviet era Siberia has an image. Although hard to get to its beauty and remoteness can awe anyone.

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Regions

  • Altai Republic
  • Altai Krai
  • Buryatia
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
  • Irkutsk Oblast
  • Khakassia
  • Kemerovo Oblast
  • Krasnoyarsk Krai
  • Novosibirsk Oblast
  • Omsk Oblast
  • Tomsk Oblast
  • Tuva

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Sights and Activities

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal is located in the heart of Siberia. Nearest gateway city is Irkutsk and is a stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Many traveller make a stopover here to visit this lake, which is the deepest lake anywhere in the world, at 1700 meters. It also is the oldest lake (25 million years) in the world and to add, it contains 20% of the world's total unfrozen freshwater reserve. The age, islolation and the depth have created one of the world's richest and most unusual freshwater faunas, which is of exceptional value to evolutionary science making it an excellent Unesco World Heritage Site to visit.

Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway is an attraction of its own, being the longest possible single train journey in the world. The majority of it is located in Siberia passing through the remote and beautiful countryside on it's way to the Pacific Ocean, a journey of seven days, eight time zones and over 9250 kilometres and travels between Moscow and Vladivostok. Read more about details and detours of this magnificent journey in the Trans-Siberian Railway article.

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Getting There

By Train

For more information please read: Trans-Siberian Railway

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Getting Around

By Train

For more information please read: Trans-Siberian Railway

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