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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…

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…

One day in Irkutsk: what to do?

One day stay in the capital of Eastern Siberia. Is it enough? It will take you about 20 minutes to get from the airport to downtown. By the way, there are trolleybuses running this rout. It makes clear that Irkutsk is a quite compact city. So, one day is enough to see it all if…

24 hours in: Irkutsk

If you ever find yourself in Irkutsk for a short visit, you can still get a good sense of what the city has to offer in just 24 hours. Located in eastern Siberia, Irkutsk may not be on your travel radar, but it won’t be hard to see why it should be as soon as…

Classical music in Moscow

Hello to classical music lovers from all over the world! Are you planning to visit Moscow and listen to Russian classical music, admire masterpieces by Russian composers and feel the atmosphere of world-famous Russian music halls? Then I hope you will find this article helpful. I am a musician and I want to share with…

New Year in Siberia

Everybody all over the world is looking forward to the most wonderful days of the year – Christmas and New Year holidays. These days make you feel happy because you believe all your dreams are about to come true, and some changes to the better are about to enter your life. What pops in your…

Wassily Kandinsky – the Father of Abstract Art

Wassily Kandinsky – a representative of the avant-garde world, one of the founders of the abstract painting. He was the first to create the theory based on the principles of new art. His largely autobiographical painting has passed the difficult path from the subject to the abstract through personal upheavals and tragedies of the era….

Matryoshka – is it really a Russian doll?

Matryoshka is the most favorite Slavic gift and souvenir from Russia, but not everyone knows the history of this toy.  It is not only a decoration or a souvenir. Keep reading to learn more about the history of these Russian gifts.  What is Matryoshka?  It is a set of seven wooden dolls of decreasing size,…