Listvyanka. The Baikal Lake from the Inside and Outside. Museum of The Irkutsk Research Institute

The Museum of The Irkutsk Research Institute is under direct jurisdiction of the Russian Academy of Science. It is located in a place called Listvyanka and its entire exhibition is dedicated to the most beautiful and largest fresh-water lake on the planet Earth — The Baikal Lake. Among the most popular displays you will find 11 aquariums, one of them is in the focus of our webcam.

These aquariums are inhabited by omul, grayling, cat-fish, sturgeon, seal and many other water species. Water for the reservoirs is being taken directly from the lake, from a 500-metres depth. It has temperature of about 4 grades Celsius and is very “comfortable” for them.