by Lidija Drakulic

This is the oldest fresh water lake in the world and it becomes entirely frozen during the winter. When this occurs, the water becomes so crystal clear that it’s visible 130 feet beneath the ice. During March, the sun and frost create ice cracks. This means that you can actually go around and find turquoise shard of ice which rest upon the surface of the still frozen lake, making it one of the most beautiful places in Russia.