Walking on Russia's Frozen Lake Baikal in Winter Jan. 23, 2020 When walking on Lake Baikal in winter, you might feel like you are walking on air. The translucent ice covering all 31,722 square kilometers is a popular and beautiful mode of transportation, from walking trails to ice highways. Read more about: Baikal , Siberia More videos Sleep struggles Abnormally Warm Winter Keeps Siberian Bears From Hibernating The above-average temperatures are waking bears up from hibernation months ahead of schedule. american interference U.S. ‘Climate Weapon’ Caused Russia’s Warm Winter, Lawmaker Says “If [Russia's permafrost] melts now, it will be a disaster. ... The Americans know this and they’re testing this weapon.” looking back From the Archive: A Real Russian Winter From the 90s This winter has been one of the warmest in Moscow's history. Here's a look back at what a real winter used to look like in Russia's capital. support MT We Are Living Through Unprecedented Times Despite the challenges, The Moscow Times continues to cover Russia — but we need your support.