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The Lake Baikal in south-east Siberia contains 20% of all fresh running water on the planet. The Lake Baikal was formed as an ancient rift valley, having the typical long crescent shape with a surface area of 31'722 square kilometres. It is 636 km long and 79 km wide and is the deepest lake in the world at 1'642 m.

 

Soviet Union 1959, Lake Baikal.
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes of the Soviet Union".

 

Soviet Union 1966, 50th anniversary of Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature Reserve stamp A

Soviet Union 1966, 50th anniversary of Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature Reserve stamp B

Soviet Union 1966, 50th anniversary of Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature Reserve.

The Barguzinskiy Reserve was established on 29 December 1916 (11 January 1917) to research, conserve and restore the sable. It is situated on the north-eastern shore of the Lake Baikal, on the western slopes of the Barguzin Range. Its area is 366,870 hectares. The Barguzinskiy Reserve is the first state natural reserve in Russia. There were only 20–30 specimens in the reserve at the time of its creation, whereas now there are 1–2 specimens per 1 sq. km. All natural objects and complexes, such as minerals, waters, soils, wildlife, air basin and vegetation, are subject to preservation and study. It is one of the few places where primeval forests still thrive.

The Barguzinskiy Reserve has been a part of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 1986. It is a sign of an international recognition of its efforts in sable research and restoration, as well as in preserving natural biodiversity of the Baikal Region. The Reserve territory was wholly included into the Lake Baikal UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

 

Poland 1973 stamp Portrait of Benedykt Tadeusz Dybowski Sable and Lake Baikal stamp

Poland 1973
Medal with bas-relief of Benedykt Tadeusz Dybowski.
Benedykt Tadeusz Dybowski (12 May 1833 – 31 January 1930) was a Polish naturalist and physician.
Sable (Martes zibellina) and lake Baikal in the background.

The stamp was issued in the series "Polish Scientists & Explorers".

 

Poland 1976 Portrait of Aleksander Czekanowski stamp Lake Baikal background

Poland 1976, Portrait of Aleksander Czekanowski.
Aleksander Czekanowski (12 February 1833 – 30 October 1876) was a Polish geologist and explorer of Siberia.
The image shows the lake Baikal in the background.

His name was given to a mountain range in Siberia, the Kryazh Chekanovskogo (Russian: Чекановского Кряж) in the Yakutia region of northern Siberia.  

 

Russia 1991 Lake Baikal stamp

Soviet Union 1991, Lake Baikal.
The stamp was issued in the series "Nature Protection".

 

Russia 1998, Lake Baikal.
The stamp was issued in the series "Territories of Russian Federation II".

 

Russia 2001, Lake Baikal.
The stamp shows the Shaman Rock near Khuzhir on the west side of the Olkhon Island.
The Olkhon island is with an area of 730 square kilometres the largest island in the Lake Baikal.

 

Russia 2007, Irkutsk Region.
The stamp was issued in the series "Territories of Russian Federation XI"
Lake Baikal, Trans Siberian Railway, Open Air museum in Talzy.

Russia 2016 Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature Reserve stamp souvenirsheet

Russia 2016, Barguzinsky State Biosphere Nature Reserve.

 

 

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