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Decembrists and their wives: Who and why?

https://pikabu.ru/story/dekabristyi_i_nizhnie_chinyi_5585005 The emperor of Russia Alexander I was dead Before people could shout out “the king is dead, long live the king”, on the 14th  of December (26th on new calendar) 1825 coup d’etat took place in the Senate Square in St. Petersburg. It was the time of interregnum between the death of Alexander I…

Where to try dumplings in Irkutsk

Strolling along the most beautiful Irkutsk streets – Karl Marx Street – you will spot a funny signboard that will make you sing, “I wanna rock! I want to rock!” And in no time you will make that gesture – your index finger and the little finger are upright and the thumb is clasped against…

Museums: What to visit?

No matter what your plan or route is, you’ll get the urge to explore the city. Coming to Irkutsk before or after visiting Baikal Lake you might catch yourself on the idea to see and feel much more of the modern life of the city. In all ages, Irkutsk was considered a major cultural center…

Siberian wooden houses keep you safe from harm

Wooden architecture in Siberia The fortress of Irkutsk was founded in 1661 on the confluence of two rivers: The Angara and The Irkut. The Irkut River gave the name to the town. The location of Irkutsk was chosen very smartly – the rivers were full of fish and the forest round the fortress was rich…

Things to do in: Irkutsk

The city of Irkutsk may not be the first place you think of when the urge to travel kicks in, but we think it should be! Located in eastern Siberia, Irkutsk is home to a rich history, unique architecture, delicious food, and is in close proximity to the deepest and oldest lake in the world…

Baikal and Irkutsk: What does it taste like?

No matter where we go, we try some of the most traditional dishes and drinks. Irkutsk region neighbors Buriyat republic so we got used to seeing the Buriyats dishes on our tables. In this article, you’ll find out what not to miss visiting Baikal lake and Irkutsk. We have asked different local people the same…

The complete guide to: Irkutsk travel

Located in Eastern Siberia, Irkutsk is a fascinating place to visit and has something to offer nearly every type of traveller – from history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts to fans of unique architecture. Whether you’re planning a visit, thinking about adding the city to your must-visit list, or you’ve already set a date and booked…

Meet the local guide: interview with Yana

Yana is our wonderful ExploRussia guide from Irkutsk  team. Today she is answering some questions about Irkutsk and Lake Baikal for you. Why did you move to Irkutsk from your hometown? My hometown is really nearby only 20 km away so I can say that I’ve always lived in Irkutsk. What do you like about…

Top 5 local food restaurants in Irkutsk

The most interesting restaurants with Transbaikalian food – now in one rating. Attention! Not recommended to read it if hungry, losing weight people and vegetarians. The best food in Irkutsk is either Buryat or Siberian cuisine. The most unusual and interesting of them are dishes from local fish (some types of such fish are nowhere…

Breakfast in Irkutsk

Eat some breakfast and then change the world. Here are some places for you to start a great day when in Irkutsk. Zhito / Жито Where: Sukhe-Bator street, 15а What time: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. An extremely atmospheric place. It stands out from the cafes you have already been. For breakfast, you can…

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