Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the southeast. Annexed by Russia in 1876, it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It has the most liberal tourist visa policy in Central Asia and one of the more progressive post-Soviet governments in the region. The native Kyrgyz are a Turkic people who first settled in the Tien Shan mountains. They were traditionally pastoral nomads.
Official Name: Kyrgyz Republic
Government Type: Republic
Population: 5.36 million
Area: 77,181 square miles
Languages: Kyrgyz (official), Uzbek, Russian (official), Dungun
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The Kamchatka brown bear also called Ursus arctos beringianus is closely related to the Alaskan brown bear. It can be found on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Karaginskiy Island, Shantar Islands, and Kuril Islands, in eastern Siberia. Kamchatka has one of the highest brown bear populations, with an average density of one brown bear per square mile. Brown bears are one of the most widely distributed large carnivores in the world. Male Kamchatka brown bears can reach a weight of 700 kilograms. Their large physical size is a result of their access to rich food sources like salmon, pine nuts and berries. Female brown bears in Kamchatka can begin to reproduce as early as 4 years of age and typically have litters of 2-3 cubs.
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Yellowstone National Park covers more than 2.2 million acres at 63 miles from North to South and 54 miles East to West. It is the home of the Old Faithful Geyser and others. Each year millions of US citizens and foreign travelers enjoy the views and unique hydrothermal features of this park. The Yellowstone region is primarily made up of boreal forests. Visitors are likely to see a number of wild animals in the park, including grizzliy and black bears, gray wolves, bison, elk, moose bighorn sheep. Entrance fees to National park are $25 per private vehicle for seven days, or $50 for one year.
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An ice boat is a machine with similar design as a sail boat, but fitted with skis or skates and designed to run over ice. Ice yachting is a combination of sailing and racing. Ice boats fly with power of wind over the lake. The blades can reach speeds of 120 – 140 km/h. The ice yachting races usually consist of some rounds, up and down, with a different distance between the marks.
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Lake Baikal is located in the south of Eastern Siberia, in the Buryat Autonomous Republic and the Region of Irkutsk, Russia. It is One of the biggest and most ancient lakes of world. It covers 31,500 sq. km and is 636 km long, an average of 48 km wide. Its water basin occupies about 557,000 sq. km and contains about 23,000 cu. km of water, that is, about one fifth of the world’s reserves of fresh surface-water and over 80 per cent of the fresh water in the former Soviet Union. The Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. Its average depth is 730 m. and its maximum depth in the middle – 1,620 m.
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Photos of lake reflects sky and trees all over the world. Spectacular shots of Lake Reflections are taken by talented photographers. It can inspire many photographers to make creative photography.
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