The Most Beautiful “Lakes” of Russia

No. 10 – Lake Kucherla

Lake Kucherla
Lake Kucherla
Lake Kucherla іs located іn the Altai Mountains аnd Katun Nature Reserve оf Siberia. Together wіth Lake Teletskoye, Belukha Mountain аnd the Ukok Plateau іt belongs tо а natural UNESCO World Heritage Site entitled “Golden Mountains оf Altai”.

No. 9 – Lake Teletskoye


Lake Teletskoye іs the largest lake іn the Altay Mountains аnd the Altai Republic, Russia, аnd has depth up tо 325 meters.

No. 8 – Lake Ladoga


Lake Ladoga is a freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia just outside the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. It is the largest lake in Europe, and the 14th largest freshwater lake by area in the world

No. 7 – Svetloe lake

inside - svetloe lake 2

Svetloe Lake is found inside Yergaki National Park. The national park was founded in 2005, stretches some 75 kilometres from north to south in the Western Sayan and is well-known in Russia – if not yet abroad – for its untouched beauty. Its pure mountain steams and lakes are among the least polluted on the planet.

No. 6 – Khanka lake


In 1971, according to the Ramsar Convention, Lake Hanka and the surrounding areas are recognized wetland of international importance. In 1990 he organized a nature reserve “Khanka”, the youngest in the Primorye Territory. In April 1996, between the governments of Russia and China signed an agreement to establish on the basis Khankaisky Reserve and Chinese reserve “Shinkai-hoo” of the international reserve “Lake Hanka.”


No. 5 – Lake Pyaozero

Lake Pyaozero (Russian: Пяозеро, Finnish: Pääjärvi) is a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, northwestern part of Russia. It is located at 66.0833333°N 30.9666667°E and has an area of 659 km². There are many islands on the lake with total area of 186 km². Among the rivers that flow into lake Pyaozero is the river Oulankajoki that begins in Finland, where one of its tributaries is the river Kitkanjoki that begins from lake Kitkajärvi in Finland. From south also the waters of Lake Topozero in the Republic of Karelia flow into the Lake Pyaozero.

No. 4 – Lake Kazenoyam


The reserve includes part of the Caucasus Mountains, the famous permanently snow-covered Mt. Elbrus and Mt. Kazbek, each over five thousand meters high. As Europe’s highest peak, Elbrus lures mountaineers from all over the world.

Another sight is the largest and deepest lake in the North Caucasus, Lake Kezenoyam. Salmo ezenami, is a rare species of trout, which is native only to the lake………


No. 3 – Jack London’s Lake, Russia


Jack London Lake & Lake of Dancing Graylings are one of the most visited travel destinations in Magadan Oblast. They are a part of the chain of high-mountain lakes. Located in the Oblast’s Yagodnoye area (Ягодный район).

Jack London Lake is located at a height of 803 m above sea level and is situated in the deepest basin of Annachag Mountains, Magadan Oblast. Its length is 10 km, the depth is 50 m. It is one of the most beautiful exotic lakes in Russia’s Far East…….



No. 2 -Lake Seliger, Russia


Seliger is situated within a picturesque landscape of forests and hills. The lake is a protected nature reserve and is sometimes known as the “European Baikal” due to the diversity of its unique flora and fauna, similar to Lake Baikal. Ostashkov is the only town on the lake and is one of the most popular place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for vacations and/or tourism. in central Russia


No. 1 -Lake Baikal, Russia


Lake Baikal is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Siberia, Russia. More precisely located in southern Siberia in Russia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and Buryatia on the southeast, near the city of Irkutsk. Lake Baikal is a freshwater lake that has beautiful scenery and become the most visited tourist centers in Siberia. Every year thousands of tourists come to this place to picnic. Lake Baikal is also often called the “Pearl of Siberia”, as many investors from the tourism industry as energy revenues sparked an economic boom and in 2007, the Russian government declared the area a special economic zone of Baikal.

This lake is a world heritage site that has a very charming natural scenery. In 1996, Lake Baikal has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the summer, the sea itself rarely rises above 10 ° C and during the winter actually freeze allows the surface to be used by pedestrians and ice skating. Lake Baikal is rich in biodiversity. It hosts 1085 plant species and 1,550 animal species and varieties.


9 thoughts on “The Most Beautiful “Lakes” of Russia

  1. A year or so ago I saw a TV show which had a piece about a lake located somewhere in Or near Russia which was spring-fed. It’s like a giant bowl which constantly overflows in numerous places all around it. I’m wondering if you might have some info and footage of it.

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