Lake Pleshcheyevo


Lake Pleshcheyevo - one of the largest lakes in Russia.

Its length is 9.5 kilometres, the shore line is 28 kilometres, depth is 25 metres in the middle of the lake.

Pleshcheyevo Lake is famous for its fish. Ryapushka is the fish which lives in the lake since the sea was here. The scientists say that the sea fish lives in the lake because of the clean water and constant temperature.

The Russian Navy began on Lake Pleshcheyevo. Tsar Peter the Great began building the "poteshny" (toy) fleet here. See Botik Museum-Estate.

In the present Lake Pleshcheyevo is a part of Pereslavl Governmental Nature-Historical Natural Park.

Historic architectural monuments of Pereslavl-Zalessky

17 October 1995,
Photographies by Igor Yunakovsky © 1995, tel: +7 (08535) 98254