Russian Mini-Subs Find Possible Tsarist Gold In Lake Baikal

Posted by admin on Aug 31, 2010

The Russian Mir-2 mini-sub has found several shiny metal objects on the bottom of Lake Baikal that could be the legendary Tsarist gold lost during the Russian civil war, the Fund for the Protection of Lake Baikal said.

Explorers have long been searching for the Tsarist gold that was allegedly carried by Admiral Alexander Kolchak as he fled the advancing Red Army during the Russian Civil War following the Bolshevik Revolution.

One legend has it that “Kolchak’s gold,” estimated at 1,600 tons and worth billions of dollars, was lost after his train plunged into the world’s deepest freshwater lake from the Krugobaikalskaya line at Cape Polovinny.

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