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Russian researchers have reached the bottom of Lake Labynkyr, situated in one of the coldest places on Earth where temperatures reach over minus 70 Celsius.

It is widely known as Russia’s Loch Ness as legend says it has its own cryptozoological monster. A Soviet expedition in 1953 reported seeing some kind of animal, but on this occasion the divers did not find any proof of a creature.

During the latest dive by members of the Russian Geographical Society, the temperatures in the Siberian village of Oymyakon in Yakut by the lake were a relatively mild -45 C. The water in the lake was -2 C.

Previous deep exploration of the lake has only been possible by remote controlled diving robots. This was the first time a human has been able to gather samples of water, flora and fauna from the bottom of the lake.

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