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Here are the 5 lakes we have listed within Russia - compared by Highest Altitude/Elevation.

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Lake Name Elevation in feet Lake Description
Lake Baikal
(Eastern Siberia, Russia)
1,496 Lake Baikal Pictures Also known as: Lake Baykal, Sacred Sea, Pearl of Siberia, Blue Eye of Siberia, Galapagos of Russia
Russia's national treasure, Lake Baikal, is the world's deepest lake and is our planet's largest freshwater lake measured by water volume. Its bottom is 4,215 feet below sea level. Lake Baikal contains about 1/5 of Earth's unfrozen surface freshwater. It is also one of the most biologically diverse ...
Rybinsk Reservoir
(Central, Russia / Northern, Russia)
335 Also known as: Rybinsk Sea
Located in western European Russia, Rybinsk Reservoir is as large and impressive as Russia itself. Rybinsk Reservoir sits on the Volga River as part of an expansive system of canals and reservoirs connecting Moscow through St. Petersburg, all the way to the Baltic Sea. As early as the ninth century, ...
Kuybyshev Reservoir
(Povolzhsky, Russia)
170 Also known as: Kuybyshevskoye Reservoir, Kuibyshev Reservoir
The Kuybyshev Reservoir or Kuybyshevskoye Reservoir is a 1,593,823-acre lake in the middle of the Volga and lower Kama rivers in west central (Middle Volga Region) Russia. The reservoir was created by the Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station dam located between the cities of Zhigulevsk and Togliatti in Samara ...
Lake Ladoga
(North-Western, Russia)
16 Also known as: Lake Laatokka, Ladozhskoye Ozero
Located 25 miles north of St. Petersburg, Russia's Lake Ladoga is the largest freshwater body in Europe with a surface area of 4,481,238 acres. The amazing lake stretches for 136 miles across northwestern Russia and has an average width of 51 miles. There are 660 islands in the lake and over 32 rivers ...
Caspian Sea
(Azerbaijan / Iran / Kazakhstan / Northern Caucases, Russia / Povolzhsky, Russia / Turkmenistan)
-89 Caspian Sea Pictures Also known as: Mazandaran Sea, Khazar Sea, Khvalyn Sea
With the largest volume of any saltwater "lake" on earth, the Caspian Sea holds well over 62 billion acre-feet of saltwater. Many classify the Caspian Sea not as a lake, but as an inland sea. (There is no widely accepted definition of "lake," but most exclude bodies of saltwater.) Considered by many ...

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