large lake in SE Siberia: deepest lake in the world, c. 5,316 ft (1,620 m) at maximum depth; 12,162 sq mi (31,499 sq km)
- 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.
- 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.
- End of Lake Baikal was completed in 1905.