Travel To Russia - Baikal Lake

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The lake is home torepparttar world's only fresh water seal. It is still a great mystery howrepparttar 146750 nerpa (seal) appeared inrepparttar 146751 center ofrepparttar 146752 Asian continent, when it's relatives live inrepparttar 146753 northern arctic regions.

When standing onrepparttar 146754 top of any ofrepparttar 146755 mountains surrounding Lake Baikal,repparttar 146756 view affords you breathtaking scenery, especiallyrepparttar 146757 blue mirror of water that stretches as far asrepparttar 146758 eye can see.

This wondrous lake reflectsrepparttar 146759 azure ofrepparttar 146760 sky andrepparttar 146761 billowy white ofrepparttar 146762 clouds.The view is so spectacular that one could not even imagine it in one’s wildest dreams.

The lake andrepparttar 146763 entire surrounding area is truly a paradise for tourists and an ideal area for engaging in an array of outdoor pursuits, including hiking, skiing, nature photography, climbing, and whitewater sports.

Baikal is one ofrepparttar 146764 most attractive vacation spots in all of Asia; a place where people can reach out and feelrepparttar 146765 synergy of Mother Nature as well as enjoyrepparttar 146766 majestic and unearthly beauty.

It is a place where you can sit back and relax, listening torepparttar 146767 soothing music caused byrepparttar 146768 waves lapping onrepparttar 146769 shore or swim inrepparttar 146770 crystal-clear water. Nowhere else will you feel so much at one withrepparttar 146771 nature.

Marina Smiley is the author of the popular eBook "Cheap Ticket To Russia" Tips for budget travelers to Russia.

Travel To Russia - Vladivostok, Russian “Lord of the East”

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Vladivostok attracts many tourists’ attention not only because of its’beautiful location, but also for its’ very rich history:

There are quite a few historical buildings and monuments still standing that holdrepparttar memories of many events fromrepparttar 146749 1860, when this city was founded, to present day.

These historical buildings rememberrepparttar 146750 times when Vladivostok was given a free trade status withrepparttar 146751 purpose of encouraging foreign trade in 1878.

There are still building standing that, if they could speak, could tell you aboutrepparttar 146752 times ofrepparttar 146753 Russian-Japanese war, when a squadron of Japanese warships attackedrepparttar 146754 city firing over a hundred shots.

Vladivostok’s hills sawrepparttar 146755 Japanese, British, and American cruisers enteredrepparttar 146756 Golden Horn Bay in 1917, andrepparttar 146757 supporters ofrepparttar 146758 Bolsheviks conducted a partisan struggle inrepparttar 146759 city.

From 1917 to 1922 Vladivostok became a cultural bastion. Duringrepparttar 146760 ensuing years, beginning in 1917, Vladivostok became a haven for many Russians trying to escape fromrepparttar 146761 clutches ofrepparttar 146762 new Soviet regime, settling inrepparttar 146763 port city while retreating torepparttar 146764 east together withrepparttar 146765 White Army.

Among them were many Russians,repparttar 146766 creative intelligentsia from Moscow and St Petersburg. They established conservatories, theaters, symphony orchestras and art centers in Vladivostok before escaping to countries such as Australia, China,repparttar 146767 USA, and other lands afterrepparttar 146768 Bolsheviks, in 1922, achieved victory inrepparttar 146769 Far East.

This city can still rememberrepparttar 146770 1930s whenrepparttar 146771 Stalinist repressions began andrepparttar 146772 transit camps were constructed housing political prisoners fromrepparttar 146773 Western regions of Russia to Kolyma, and torepparttar 146774 new camp in Vladivostok.

This city remembers when it was Russia’s biggest military port duringrepparttar 146775 cold war andrepparttar 146776 beginningof “Perestroika.”

Now, Vladivostok is filled with businesses from all overrepparttar 146777 world coming to take advantage ofrepparttar 146778 city's position asrepparttar 146779 gate to modern Russia, Japan, China, and Korea.

Marina Smiley is the author of the popular eBook
"Cheap Ticket To Russia" - tips for budget travelers to Russia.

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