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141 Carcasses Found Along World's Deepest Lake

The dead seals started appearing last weekend

(Newser) - Russian authorities are investigating whether 141 Baikal earless seals starved to death after their carcasses washed up in Siberia on the shoreline of the world's deepest lake, officials said Friday. The dead seals started appearing along Lake Baikal last weekend, the Irkutsk region's government said in a statement.... More »

World's Deepest Lake Is in Deep Trouble

Russia's Lake Baikal is polluted and over-fished

(Newser) - One-fifth of all non-frozen fresh water in the world is located in a single Russian lake, and experts say that lake is in crisis, AFP reports. Siberia's Lake Baikal—the world's deepest lake at more than 5,500 feet—is a UNESCO world heritage site, home to more... More »

Putin's Latest Stunt Takes Him to Bottom of Sea

Vlad checks out ancient Byzantine trading ship in a sub

(Newser) - Another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Russia's adventure-loving president. Vladimir Putin climbed into a three-seat submersible craft today to check out an ancient sunken ship found recently in the Black Sea off the coast of Crimea—the peninsula annexed by Russia last year from... More »

Kim Jong Il Enjoys 'Fun Trip' to Russia

It's trains, yachts, and limos for North Korea's aerophobic leader

(Newser) - So what did the Kim Jong Il think of his multi-day journey from Pyongyang to a small Siberian town on a custom-built, armor-plated train to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev? "We're having a fun trip," said the aerophobic North Korean leader. In his first visit to... More »

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