"Baikal-Alaska" expedition is exploring 13 000 kilometres of sea and river route. The route lies through the lakes, rivers and seas strategically important for trade, navigation and scientific research. The expedition aims at inspecting water resources in those parts of our planet that are difficult to access and at drawing attention to the underwater world research and global climate change.
Lake Baikal is the deepest and largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Lena is the largest river in Siberia, the tenth longest river in the world. Famous Lena Pillars, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Tulukan Dunes are situated on its banks. The river is a home to 37 species of fish and its delta, which stretches for 45 000 square kilometres, is the world's biggest, even bigger than the famous Nile Delta.
The Amga is the most beautiful Yakut river with countless archeological and historical sites and even cave paintings found on its banks.
The Aldan is the biggest gold-bearing river in Yakutia.
The Sea of Okhotsk is one of the roughest seas on Earth; strong crustal movements are not rare here. Its coastal flora counts more than 300 plant species.
The Bering Strait - the 180th meridian, the International Date Line, divides the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.