Vladimir Putin : He should build a public aquarium

He should build a public aquarium

There are lots of impressive aquariums in the word, like the Monterey Bay Aquarium. But these are filled with saltwater. So why not a giant one filled with freshwater?

Russia has something no other countries have; Lake Baikal, the world's oldest and deepest lake and the one that contains most water in volume, filled with green sponges, fish, crustaceans and giant flatworms and so on which have evolved in their own direction for 25 million years (some even suspect it to be 30 mil 16d0 lion years). Most people will never see it other than on TV or in pictures, and some of the species are threatened. By building an aquarium that is Lake Baikal in miniature, at least some species will be protected. And the public and tourists will see something they would otherwise never get the chance to see. And it would be something Russia could be proud of.

For me it seems like Putin tries to add some pride and glory to his country. This could be one way of doing it, by sharing something unique with the world.