Deepest and oldest lake in the world. Second most voluminous. Home to multitudinous unique species of flora and fauna. Inspiring. Beautiful. Spectacular.
Whether described with a wide range of factual superlatives, or with subjective (though deeply intuitive) adjectives, Lake Baikal is undoubtedly one of the most impressive sights in Russia. It certainly validated its place on my must see list for the country. I wasn't able to spend nearly enough time here. Hopefully in the future.