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Russia completes Baikal dive


Russian scientists say they have reached the bottom of the world's deepest body of fresh water, Lake Baikal in Siberia.

The Mir-1 submarine descended 1,580m but did not manage to break the world record for the deepest freshwater dive.

Bridget Kendall reports.


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