Recorded as the deepest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal also contains a treasure trove of 1,600 tons of gold from the Tsarist era.
When it comes to the most beautiful and cleanest lake in the world, a lot of people immediately think of Lake Baikal. It is the largest freshwater lake in Europe and the deep water of the world. There are many legends surrounding this particular lake, the most famous of which is that there are 1,600 tons of gold at the bottom of the lake but now no one dares to salvage it.
The deepest part of Lake Baikal reaches 1,637m making it recorded by the Guiness Book of Records as the deepest lake in the world. In addition, it is a large freshwater lake in Asia and Europe. If you stand by the lake and look out, you won’t be able to see the other shore, just like in the middle of the ocean.
During the First World War, Tsar Nicholas II accumulated wealth for many years. While soldiers were fighting on the front lines of Eastern Europe, the king himself enjoyed a life of luxury. Outraged by the reality, many Russians launched campaigns to establish the Soviet Union in February and October. On his way to Siberia, the tsar took with him more than 20 treasure carts. According to preliminary calculations, there are more than 1,600 tons of gold and some extremely valuable treasures.
But in the later war, these treasures became a burden on him. Not wanting the wealth to fall into the hands of his opponents, the tsar decided to throw it all into Lake Baikal. After the tsar was captured and executed, the treasure and money he threw into Lake Baikal disappeared with him.
After so many years, times continue to change, why hasn’t anyone come to Lake Baikal to salvage these treasures? The answer given is that no one dares to do it. There have been some people who for money and despite their lives came here hoping to find something but they also had to die.
Not so long ago, the Russians used probes to search under Lake Baikal and certainly some ruins were discovered. However, no one salvaged them. On the one hand, Lake Baikal is too deep. Although science and technology have made many advances, rescue capacity and conditions are still not available. On the other hand, there are some real problems that are not sure if there are 1,600 tons of gold and treasure at the bottom of Lake Baikal. Therefore, regardless of the country, people do not dare to spend a lot of money and human and material resources to do something uncertain.
Therefore, the gold at the bottom of Lake Baikal has now become a mystery. If true, that treasure will always lie at the bottom of this watershed.