Scientists had believed that Lake Vostok, which is buried under a glacier in Antarctica, and is so dark, deep and cold that it was a place which was totally uninhabitable.
The race is on to discover life in the most remote and extreme environment known on Earth.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has praised Russian scientists who have reached a gigantic freshwater lake in Antarctica hidden under more than two miles of ice.
Russian scientists are planning to use robotic probes to reach water layers at the bottom of an ancient sub-glacial lake in Antarctica in 2013-2014.
Russian scientists claim to have achieved a major breakthrough by drilling into Antarctic lake buried under the ice for 20 million years.
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