16 JUNE 1990, Page 20

Siberian error

Sir: Geographically astute readers of my article in The Spectator (26 May) will no doubt be aware that Lake Baikal is not located in Ukraine, despite a mischievous copy taster's decision to place it there. It is, of course, in Siberia.

Stephen Handelman

UI Vavilova 83, KV 62, Moscow, USSR