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 Lake Vygozero

Lake Vygozero is a large freshwater lake in the Republic of Karelia, in the northwestern part of Russia. It has an area of 1,250 km², and is part of the Vyg River drainage in the White Sea basin.

From 1933 it has been a part of the White Sea-Baltic Canal. There are more than 500 islands on the lake. Vygozero is used for its fishing. The Upper Vyg and Segezha Rivers empty into the lake. logo
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updated Fri. April 16, 2021

Fishermen pulled two wild brown bear cubs from Lake Vygozero in the Russian part of the republic of Karelia in late September, shows footage released on Tuesday and filmed by Ruslan Nikolaevich Lukanin. The two frightened cubs had lost sight of their mother whilst crossing the lake, and were left ...

Ruslan Lukanin. Two bear cubs have been pictured clambering into a boat, seeking safety after losing sight of their mother while swimming in a Russian lake. This heartwarming video shows two men sailing on Lake Vygozero in the Karelia region helping the stranded bear cubs from the water to safety.


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