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Savannah — the sea of grasses with occasional Islands of trees with the canopy of the umbrella. Vast areas of these amazing natural communities are in Africa, while the savanna…

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The biggest lake in Europe - Balaton - fade
Now the average depth of lake Balaton is only 70 cm Largest lake of Central Europe - Hungarian Balaton - endangered. The water level has dropped to a record low.…

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In defense of Baikal

The deepest freshwater lake in the world Baikal, in the apt expression of the late academician A. V. winter, – “the priceless gift of nature”.

The lake-sea is a colossal repository of hydropower, a rich Treasury of flora and fauna. There are more than 1500 diverse species of flora and fauna, of which three-quarters are endemic, i.e. found only in lake Baikal and nowhere else in the world. This is a kind of natural Museum, a living laboratory of nature. Not a casual interest in the Baikal Soviet and world science.

Fishing on lake Baikal annually gives the country hundreds of thousands of quintals of fish. whitefish, grayling and other fish species. In the Northern part of the lake successfully extracted the Baikal seal – Nerpa.

Sung in many songs and legends, lake Baikal, the roads, the Soviet people, as a personification of the harsh and majestic nature of Siberia as a source of inspiration for many Russian and Buryat poets, a place of mass tourism and recreation. With the development of industry, the growth in the population the role and importance of lake Baikal as the rarest natural phenomena is only increasing. It will have numerous resorts, sanatoriums and rest homes. It is no exaggeration to say that the Baikal belongs not only to us but to our descendants, the people of the era of communism.

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Lakes of the world

Lake – a mass of water or other liquid of considerable size, situated on the land. The large number of lakes on Earth is freshwater, and most lie in the Northern hemisphere at higher latitudes. In the ecology of the surrounding lake environment is referred to as lacustrine deposits. Large lakes are sometimes referred to as “inland seas” and small seas are sometimes referred to as lakes. Small lakes tend to put the word “lake” after the name, as in Green Lake, while larger lakes often invert the word order, as in Lake Ontario, at least in North America.

Most lakes have a natural outflow in the form of a river or stream, but some have not, and lose water solely by evaporation and/or underground leakage. They are called internal lakes.

The term “lake” is also used to describe such a feature as lake Eyre, which is a dry basin most of the time, but can be filled with seasonal heavy rains.

Many lakes are artificial and constructed for hydro-electric power, regional purposes, industrial use, agricultural use or domestic water supply.

Evidence of extraterrestrial lakes exists. The testimony of lakes filled with methane, was approved by NASA to return the automatic research station “Cassini” – observing satellite Titan, which moves around the planet Saturn.

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The tour program

On 3 may, the Time of departure local (Samara).

03:00 – Departure from Samara (Moscow highway, bus stop “Kirova”, next to the pavilion “Fireworks”). Map

03:15 – Samara stop “Mekhzavod”. Map

04:30 – departure from Togliatti all areas (Avtozavodskoe shosse, TC “Park house”, gathering under a large monitor);

04:50 – from the Komsomol area – stop “market” (street Thunder).

05:10 from Zhigulevsk (opposite the bus station, under the bridge).

06:30 – from Syzran (gathering of tourists near the cafe “Sunrise”, str Lokomobilnyh).

Next Moscow time.

Night crossing.

12:00 –Arrival in Abkhazia. The passage of the border.

14:30 – accommodation at the hotel «inter-Sukhum”. Free time. You can visit the Botanical garden, monkey nursery.

Breakfast.

09.00 – Sightseeing tour of the city of Sukhum – quay Muhajirs, the glory Park, the theatre square, the fountain with the griffins, Dranda Cathedral VI Ilor temple of St. George, the Moscow Cathedral of the X century Echerche gorge.

New Athos with a visit to new Athos monastery of St. Simon Kananitskogo monastery, visit to the grotto of Simon, Perchinski waterfall, Swan pond

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