LENA, a river of Siberia, rising in the Baikal Mountains, on the W.
Side of Lake Baikal, in 54° 10' N.
Of Lake Baikal that it climbs up on to the plateau, from which it descends again before it reaches the Pacific.
Part, and thus struck the Pacific on the foggy and frozen shores of the Sea of Okhotsk; but two centuries elapsed ere, after colonizing the depressions around Lake Baikal, they crossed over the plateau in a more genial zone and descended to the Pacific by the Amur.
The most important of the new railways is the Siberian, of which the first section, Chelyabinsk to Omsk, was opened in December 1895, and which, except for a short section round Lake Baikal, in 1901 was completed right through to Stryetensk, on the Shilka, the head of navigation on the Shilka and the Amur, 2710 m.