Irkutsk Guestbook

My nine-year old daughter and I have just returned home after a seven-day homestay in Irkutsk (and further travel to Ulan Ude, Mongolia, and Beijing). My Siberian family, mom and dad and two daughters aged 10 and 15, were perfect. I would have no hestitation putting my own daughter in the care of these smart and caring people. Baikal is large, cold, and mystical' and would take years to explore. The city of Irkutsk is bright and sunny in June with a great variety of sights and impressions. The New Russians and their suburbs of Summer homes are a real sign of independent ambition and young life. Children are precious to Siberians and receive the warmest considerations and kindnesses. The food is a little limited in variety but fresh, wholesome, and tasty. The cultural discussions were honest and polite. From a Western and U.S.A. perspective, I have no doubt we were changed immensely in our outlooks from the experiences. The lifestyle of the Siberian family we observed was an object lesson in cheerfulness, warm feelings, and hospitality. I encourage the prepared traveller to think about taking a child along to this wonderful place. Hubbard Morris, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Hubbard Morris <>
Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A. - Thursday, July 2, 1998 at 10:46:10

Your website is very informative!, Thank you. I may come to your fair city in August with a missionary group to train new Christians to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I would like to know about the Christian movement in the last ten years in your region. Praying about the possibility! God Bless You!
Tenisfrek <>
Texas USA - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 11:47:05
This site is interesting, informative and well written. I would like to know more about the small business sector in your area, preferrably before July 2, when members of our company are visiting Irkutsk. If anyone has any sort of interesting information on this topic, please don╢t hesitate to inform me on e-mail
Martin <>
Stockholm, Sweden - Friday, June 26, 1998 at 23:07:50
I am currently working for the English-language newspaper in Vladivostok and I am going to visit Irkutsk and Lake Baikal in July. I wanted to find a site that could give me some ideas for the trip. This is an excellent site, however there is not much information on Baikal itself. I wonder if the Vladivostok News - English newspaer could help you promote Irkutsk- Lake Baikal region plus the Trans Siberian Railway? I would love to hear from you. Thanks Tiffany
tiffany Wright <>
Gold Coast, Qld Australia - Thursday, June 25, 1998 at 16:18:15
Fedor <>
test, - Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 13:39:19
I came on a business trip and well in love with Irkutsk. What a great people, place and area. And now, is there any good skiing (down-slope) during winter ? Is taiga skiing very difficult ? Vera
Vera Beljakova-Miller <>
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa - Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 03:31:07
siberia is mystic world for me. and this site gave me many information, i dreaming of visiting siberia in this year.
Peter Cho <>
Seoul, Korea - Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 01:52:18
really good pages !
philip peeters <>
essen, flanders belgium - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 01:10:24
Zdravstvuite! Your site is well designed, pleasant to read, well illustrated and most informative. I plan to be in the Irkutsk/Lake Baikal area in mid-September, 1998. Can anyone help me find the address (e-mail or otherwise) of the famous professor who conducts scientific experiments about Lake Baikal's biological life. Thanks in advance. Bolshoie spasibo.
Edouard Jacob <>
Anjou (Montreal), Quebec Canada - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 16:28:03
Best regards to all the friends from Jyvaskyla Polytechnic in Finland!
Esa Kannisto <>
Jyvaskyla, Finland - Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 14:26:22
Hello friends, I am Korean, 44 years old, international trading man, tall and handsome enough. I have been in Irkutsk several years ago. I miss Baikal and Aagara. I am looking for a friend in your territory. Would you send my a lovely message?
Iksang Lee <>
Seoul, Korea - Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 15:46:13
I would like to see more pictures of Irkutsk. It looks to be a beautiful city and someday I would like to visit Russia and Lake Baikal!
Shelly L <>
Michigan USA - Friday, June 5, 1998 at 13:34:02
I long to visit Irkutsk! If anyone can assist me with information on travel from PDX (Portland, Oregon USA) I would appreciate it very much. Email: Is there a way to get a message to someone in Irkutsk? I saw a message system while surfing the www site about newsletters from Irkutsk... Thank you, Jacques Bergmans
Jacques Bergmans <>
Corvallis, Oregon USA - Sunday, May 31, 1998 at 06:07:33
I am a medical student of SHINSHU Univ in Matsumoto city NAGANO Pref JAPAN. This is the great page!
MATSUMOTO, NAGANO JAPAN - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 16:06:30
I am a medical student of SHINSHU Univ in Matsumoto city NAGANO Pref JAPAN. This is the great page!
MATSUMOTO, NAGANO JAPAN - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 16:06:08
I am a medical student of SHINSHU Univ in Matsumoto city NAGANO Pref JAPAN. This is the great page!
MATSUMOTO, NAGANO JAPAN - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 16:06:01
Tere!-Greatings-Zdravstvuite dorogie druzja! Best greatings to family Nosov (Andrei/Emilia. Pis`ite mne! Mare
Mare Nцps <>
Tartu, Estonia Estland - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 15:03:28
Very beautiful area of Siberia. I happen to know that the most beautiful woman in Russia lives in Irkutsk. It's true. Thank you for letting me place my comments here.
Dennis Conway <>
Tulia, TX USA - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 12:58:08
Visited Tyumen and Novosibersk 2 years ago. Plan to visit Lake Baikal region some day. Will keep visiting your site. Thanks.
susan rigby <>
charlottesville, va us - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 01:42:36
this sight sucks
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pendelton, - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 00:35:39
I think you have a great site! You have great information. I was doing a research paper on the city and I found all the information, and more, that I needed. The place sounds wonderful and I hope that some day I will be able to go there.
Joe <>
USA - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 05:38:37
Very much enjoyed your site. We will be coming to Irkutsk in June by invitation of Dr. Vadim Sakherov and The History Museum. Our delegration of 6 students and 3 adults are very honored and excited to be visiting your wonderful city and Lake Baikal.
Sarah Gould-Ginesi <>
Jenner, CA USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 02:02:06
Great site! Doing research right now. Want to visit in the future. Thanks for info.
Rose Ann Hess <>
Englewood, Co USA - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 06:40:20
Loved the page. I want to visit Lake Baikal and travel across the Country on the Trans siberian Railway. Hope to see you some time. Regards Matt Casey
Matt Casey <>
Goulburn, `NSW Australia - Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 22:31:10
Congratulations for your very complete site. Doing some researches in economics on regional topics in Russia as well as on external exonomic relations of Russian Federation, I wonder if I can find some informations -statistical, organizational and so on- on external trade of your Region. Thanks for paying attention to this request.
Julien Vercueil <>
Lyon, France - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 05:23:43
Hello. Great site.
John <>
- Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 01:40:18
Fedor <>
Irkutsk, - Wednesday, May 6, 1998 at 22:26:46
A great site to browse as I am in preperation to travel by Train from Singapore to Helsinki,I would not miss the opportunity to Stop over and visit your city and the lake. Pentti Paavola 2/5/98
Pentti Paavola <>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Saturday, May 2, 1998 at 04:30:42
What a wonderful site. A Russian friend of mine in St.Pete put me on to it.It does your region credit, and really makes me want to come see it all soon (something I have wanted to do for a long while)Spasibo!
Terry Hill <>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 04:03:02
Big thanks for the lovely web site! All the best!
Jack Sheremetoff <>
Irkutsk, Russia - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 23:14:43
As a student at the University of Kansas currently studying Russian and Eastern European cultures, I am always eager to learn more about this area. Through websites like this, my classes at KU, and the wonderful books by Valentin Rasputin (among others), I have gained a new respect and awe of the beauty of Siberia and its people. Please continue to use this forum to educate the world about these diverse lands and cultures, as I fear that many see Siberia as a frozen wasteland and place of exile only. Hopefully, I will someday have the opportunity to gaze on the beauty of Irkutsk and Lake Baikal with my own eyes!
S. Matusek <>
Lawrence, KS USA - Friday, April 24, 1998 at 14:43:25
really good page.i lived in irkutsk for six years,refreshed some old memories!!! thanks.
pramod <>
pennington, NJ USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 12:42:17
My wife and I visited Irkutsk and Angarsk in the middle ofNovember 1997. Our purpose was to adopt a child. We did thatand adopted Andrew from Angarsk. He is beautiful and isnow 21 months old. We stayed in a large hotel in Irkutsk, andthe floor we were on was very nice. We only made a day tripto Angarsk. It was very nice on November 17 in Angarsk - thesun came out and the sky was blue - a lovely way to meetyour new son. Irkutsk and Angarsk will always be in ourhearts, and we hope that we shall return soon.
Charles M. McKeough <>
Wayne, Penna USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 13:09:48
pretty good.... :)привет Всем землякам! Желаю дальнейших успехов и процветания! а так же создавайте побольше таких сайтов как этот! пока!
Denis Sidorov <>
IRKUTSK, Russia - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 06:40:28
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