LAKE SVETLOYAR (Shambhala Russia) is a legendary lake located in the Nizhny Novgorod region. According to the local historian N. N. Khlopushina, the lake is of glacial-karstic origin; karst collapse that ensued as a result of a small earthquake, increased the lake depth to 25.5 m at relatively small sizes – h meters. The usual epithet, which is presented Svetloyar – “Pearl of the sky overturned in the green rim of the forest.” The surroundings of the lake are famous for their renomirani, some see in the water the reflection of the domes of the legendary Kitezh and hear the bell ringing.
The origin of the Svetloyar surrounded by a halo of legends. According to data collected by researchers Vladimir INKINEN and Valerian TURYGINA, the most ancient, pagan layer is associated with the evil goddess girl the Turk. She rode a spirited horse and would whip people for their sins, yet fell to the ground and there was a lake. The second stratum of the legend dates to the time of the invasion of Batu Khan. One of the Russian prisoners have not sustained tortures and has shown Tatars secret paths. But through the prayers of the inhabitants of Kitezh high power hid it at the bottom of the lake. The third layer of legends – the schismatic, Continue reading
The largest lake on Earth… What is it? Agree that the word “lake” seems a quiet and peaceful pond, overgrown with reeds. In it, closing her eyes, we see white water-lilies, and to the other side just the same hand.
However, few people think about the fact that there are such lakes, which will give odds to some of the seas, both in size and depth and strength of storms occur periodically.
Today I propose to talk about them.
The largest lake on Earth. Its characteristic features
Oddly enough, but the largest lake on Earth we used to call the sea, or the Caspian sea. In fact, taking into account its features, call it the sea is simply impossible. Why? Yes, because according to the definition, the last should fall any river, but located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia the Caspian sea is endorheic.
If you look closely at pictures taken from space, you can immediately note one undeniably important feature. – the Caspian sea has a rather complex shape resembling the letter S from the Latin alphabet.
Its dimensions are really impressive: the length from North to South is approximately 1,200 km, but the distance from the East to the West coast differs Continue reading
Northeast China is rich in minerals and the amazing beauty of the local land. For centuries these lands were inhabited by hardy tribes, among them: kitana, the Jurchen (Manchu) and the Mongols.
Three North-Eastern province of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang — industrialized Chinese regions. Here there are many volcanic lakes, the jagged boundary lines and mountains.
The Imperial Palace in Liaoning province in Shenyang (Mukden) confirms the glorious past of the Manchu Qing dynasty. Many monuments of Russian architecture stores the port city of Dalian (distant), which overtakes the entire province in economic development.
The power capital of the puppet Manchukuo (1933-1945.) — Changchun (Xinjiang), now it is the main city of Jilin province — the center of the automotive industry, and the fame of Heilongjiang province brought Ice festival in Harbin.
The area of the provinces of Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang, which are located from Shanhaiguan is the point where the ends of the Great wall of China near the Yellow sea to the Siberian border in the North is 800-000 km2, which is larger than the area of Portugal and Spain. There is a population of over Continue reading