tv Documentary RT November 4, 2013 6:30pm-7:01pm EST
a place we should sprinkle water and pray to the spirits mortgages and they will guard your well or get. sued if you really get the impression with you that something supernatural is happening by caught up with the storm and because i'm a physicist good i know it is impossible. a young scientist from switzerland was attracted to this area where religion nature and science intertwine. i try to see by cal in its entirety all this that i didn't know what to expect from this place it's not that i discover something new here but rather that i absorb everything that this place offers cook used.
more than twenty five million years old. is a little over thirty. the swiss scientists travel to the banks of the oldest lake in the world by ultra light. this tiny aircraft weighs less than five hundred kilos of speeds of up to one hundred seventy kilometers per hour it can fly at three thousand meters where from such altitudes you can examine the bottom of the lake because of the clear waters and his four cameras fixed to be afraid. for josefa is just a scientific endeavor but a personal one. what winds of fate brought the young scientists to the by calibration it all began with a minor research trip. here
quite by chance i came up with the idea of a little experiment. world's oceans there are a lot of organisms that exposed to the light of a certain spectrum range emit light of a different range and i wondered if this was also the case with the lake. in short discovered luminescent crustaceans in hell's waters. serious research of by kal only began in the seventeenth century before that legends travelled around europe that siberia was home to people with the heads of dogs the first expedition destroyed all those myths. habited by. peoples. populated with. white fish and a breed of seal with a photographic memory. it
swims close to the shore examines the area and if it's familiar. but it. changed even a little. getting close to the. serious threat. feels natural habitat is water. constantly. for the young. one hundred thirty. one and a half meters in length but on the whole. piece and. the seals away from their natural habitat. the silence
of the siberian lake. and the spirit of by karl itself they pray for health. and good weather. one of the oldest of the world's faiths fervently observed that biker shamans are able to fall into a deep trance which they believe lets them see into the future. realized his calling in a dream but didn't believe it at first. that . health was poor. in the end i was completely.
when you arrived at by cal he dreamed of seeing the sun foul weather here handed scientific experiments the lake has a strong character and its climate is far from what he was it was used to in switzerland. when we first came to lake baikal how the weather was awful but it was raining heavily by cal was harsh. he the first impression i had of by cow which is in fact true to this day was the extreme weather. if it weren't for divine intervention the young scientist wouldn't be able to work at bike for several days heavy downpours prevented even to leave his house his
research was on the verge of shutting down he might just as well have packed up and headed home. it was terrible during our first week here torrential then three llamas came and started to retype mantras for good weather on the first day it was pouring second day the weather did improve with. periods surround every mound. we call him on. summer. crops there are special rights when we bring in the milk overread cow or white goat and some other gifts. in the
region buddhism became especially popular in the eighteenth century when monks from mongolia started settling in the area they set up monasteries and temples the biggest of which is the. people come from all over the worlds to this blessid land to meditate to learn or if they really want something to pray to the gods. bring different prayers to places emanating buddhist energy. being for their family . prosperity and success in their work. on the trees here signify someone's wish locals believe that wish made here will come true but only on condition that you make. and that you don't ask for too much. after spending a few days a. started taking some of the superstitions seriously each morning here. and
in the evening thankful for successful work. expect from this place. something new here. scientists are as sensitive to local beliefs while conducting studies and by some of them refused to accept the existence of any supernatural. according to them it contradicts every law of nature. supernatural. it is impossible. to create comfortable atmosphere in this respect.
protection. life is connected with. first of all he was born here he joined the local college and thirty years he's been conducting scientific experiments in the area. baikal is a region of high seismic activity with earthquakes a common occurrence for five years the scientists research has provided exact forecasts of earthquakes around by cal. in two thousand and eight. separate from a powerful earthquake it was just as strong as the one that destroyed the fukushima nuclear power station in japan which was washed away by a huge wave. fortunately here the earthquake couldn't produce such a tsunami because they used too small. and in two thousand and eight days before the earthquake we registered some fundamental changes in the election magnetic field. that we had never observed before any other case the.
only scientific achievements the neutrino detector has been dropped to a depth of one kilometer into the like. thanks to the pure clear water of baikal the device is able to detect many mysteries not just on the water but also out in space discoveries of this kind are impossible in salty ocean water. detector is designed to help us explore the history or universe. find out how we began. what is happening to it now you know what will happen to it in the future it. is only possible if you watch the streams.
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a little bit. you know there is breaking news tonight and we are continuing to follow the breaking news coming in to. alexander's family cry tears of the war you and your great big other that there had to. court found i'm glad there's a story made for movies playing out in real life. thousands of years ago the region of lake baikal was flat as legend has it the earth showed it creating a rift from which flames burst out scorching everything around people begs the gods to stop screaming the words by and meaning fire and stop. the spirit of prayer and as time passed water fills the rift this is only the legend
but in reality lake baikal was formed by earthquakes. who viewed assume the role lot of theories of what their old beast done to the tonic process sees. this constantly widening fracture is the result of the movement of to tonic plates. all scientists agree that by call is an ocean in the making because these two tonic plates are apart and this is constantly making by coal larger and larger. never has a lake existed for as long as bike hell lakes usually last for no more than fifteen thousand yes after that they simply dry out and that's been the case for millions of years this lake though was formed long before human history began remarkably the water content has undergone almost no changes atoll.
the lake is very deep and the water is clear and saturated with oxygen down to the deepest parts. and yet it has never changed. a land of science discover. reason the unique nature seemingly frozen in time but by kill the present live side by side with the spirits of the past just like the lake itself locals preserve their own mysteries and traditions. your. local folklore legends and rituals with great respect. i'm convinced they are absolutely necessary here these rights all date back many more years than many of the scientific research projects oh yeah they are a rare learn. a lunar
and there. are other louis. michel extends for six hundred thirty kilometers covering an area the size of some countries like belgium the netherlands. everybody finds a place in the vast area of by co christians buddhists shamans and old believers of the russian orthodox church they've lived here for more than three hundred years they crossed themselves with two fingers and reject modern orthodoxy. their faith and rituals have remained untouched throughout all the centuries their villages have their own unique design each house is painted in rich some a color as old believe as clothing has always been famous for its brightness and neatness as well as embroidered hats and sarah phones yes we are going to see if a girl wears why green bends it means she's a bride from
a well off family and her father has prepared everything for her to be beautiful at the waiting in the salon. he louis. louis you will. there are her alone. ah you know. sure there. are well over here there were there yeah. yeah. i. shared beer. if he at. thirty years. i gave. you. the songs of our ancestors that we seeing are mostly
sad because they had a hard life and a lot of award that autumn we were cari to do and don't have time to lie on the so far there are we in the garden that need pulling out or berries they need peaking and aside from there there is always cleaning to be dying to feel better but i can other. every day old believers thank god for the sun and their health they firmly believe the places around by color sacred any difficulties can be enjoyed with god's help even the weather. there is a holy mountain nearby on ascension day where the elderly women go there and pray to god to send rain and bless the crops. from time to time scientists will admit that even though they don't believe in
spirits they do listen to the local legends. the traditions. yours. helps. accident. in return for respect be generous and the reverence with. the scientist from switzerland. paid off the weather has improved allowing the scientists to work. on the banks of . the biggest river flowing into by providing around fifty percent of its river water it's a powerful filter that cleans everything before it gets into the lake. will
it was fear has when you emotional state. by cal through its beauty individuality and energy can reconcile science with man's belief in supernatural powers. scientists might look for answers to any question but it doesn't mean that everything will be explained one day. that's a completely different approach towards the goals of science differ from those of folklore. you can't escape these legends like the fisherman who carry out their rituals every time before they leave. god that needs to be placated we should treat him to a little wine or even if you feel like it drink some yourself.
oh there's one. where i've never seen anything like this before. so many in just one that. are just about fifty or sixty you can tell by the way. local fisherman a firmly convinced the bike will give a good catch when people treated with respect. is not only the oldest but it's also the deepest lake in the world with a depth of one thousand six hundred forty two meters. somewhere on the lake bed the treasures of the russian empire. one legend has it that in the times of the civil war in russia at the beginning of the twentieth century the ship carrying the gold
reserves of the russian empire sank somewhere in this area. no one has found these treasures yet but still being made to this day. cutting edge technology is used and various maps are examined everything possible is being done to find the sunken gold but no one has been lucky so far by cal continues to play hide and seek with. all these popular one we have decided to have a go at it and during that one submersion we had about twelve accidents that we had never had before the first the weather was fine in the forecast was good but once we had reached the spot the weather changed and then it turned out that we had somehow lost the directions we had special printed out and once we had reached the bottom. to top it off when we were rising from the bottom. that was to be.
a vessel. and i was damaged so i understood then that up to that we were on the right track to find in this culture but by call it was resolved to keep it that you were the one. you'll see if he isn't too eager to leave but his wife and two young daughters are waiting for him at home so many things are still to be done and so much about by cal still needs to be unraveled. because those people warned me that once i came to lake baikal my life would change completely i would fall in love with it and would long to come back. i never thought of this place would really affect me so deeply the period i spent here has been one of the most interesting and dynamic stages of my life conceiving the plans and i will certainly look for an opportunity to return to like bike out through fisa whom.
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