Instagram phenomenon: beautiful lake - with a big flaw - panorama - Stuttgarter Nachrichten

Instagram phenomenon: beautiful lake - with a big flaw - panorama - Stuttgarter Nachrichten

Numerous Instagram users make a pilgrimage to the "Novosibirsk Maldives", as the lake in southwest Russia is called because of its turquoise blue color. Unfortunately, its content is highly toxic.

Stuttgart - It rarely happens that an artificial lake, which serves as an ash store for a neighboring coal-fired power plant, attracts international attention. The employees of the "Novosibirsk TEZ-5" power plant in southwestern Russia will have been amazed when the lake has become an Internet star as the "Novosibirsk Maldives".