Irkutsk and the lake Baikal Guestbook


Name: Catherine A. Burke - December 01, 2000
E-mail: firefly81@aol.com
Location: Tulsa, OK     USA
Comments:   I'm looking for a teacher exchange to Irkutsk during the summer of 2001. I'm interested in studying language and culture. I have only a beginner's knowledge of the Russian language, however.


Name: Megan Voss - November 29, 2000
E-mail: rondebmeg@sprintmail.com
Location: League City, TX     USA
Comments:   I was given an assignment for my 5th grade social studies class to do a report on Lake Baikal. I found your site very informative. I mostly relied on your internet page for my research. I thought the Lake was interesting, I especially like the part about the surroundings and temperatures. I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful pictures. Maybe one day I will get to visit Lake Baikal. Thanks.


Name: Niclas Nygren - November 29, 2000
E-mail: niclasnygren@hotmail.com
Location: Jarvso,      sweden
Comments:   Never been to Irkutsk yet, but it seems nice! I will come to see it with my own eyes some day! // Niclas Nygren from sweden


Name: Dietmar Vedder - November 26, 2000
E-mail: gd-werlsee@t-online.de
Location: Berlin, D    
Comments:   I visited Irkutsk first in 1987 und last in July 2000. It was very intersting to compaire. I like to come back to baikal for longer time.


Name: Petra Scholz - Postfach 642 - 40822 Mettmann - - November 26, 2000
E-mail: p.n.r.reisen@t-online.de
My URL: http://www.outclass-wellness.net
Location: Mettmann, NRW     Germany
Comments:   Unique Opportunities with P.M. International! P.M. International GmbH are looking for poeple to help them expand into Rusia. Who are P.M. International? P.M. International manufacture and distribute cosmetics and healthcare products throughout Europe. Based in Germany, they have developed a large network of sales representatives in many countries to market and sell their produkts. What are they looking for? P.M. International are looking for enthusiastic people who can work part- time, full- time or any time. P.M. want people to join the firm as TEAM PARTNERS. Responsibilities will include: Acting as sales representatives and establishing trade links or selling personally. Establishment of a Rusia network of agents/reps.To join PM. you need : Some free time-anything from 1 - 50 hours a week! Enthusiasm or "want" to work hard for a potentially successful project. Some ability in the language of German would be preferable. Fluent German speakers or writers would however be particularly useful. If youre at all interested please contact the following email address. URL.:www.angelfire.com/de2/urlaub/P.N.R.Group.html


Name: Paul Wheeler - November 25, 2000
E-mail: paul1design@ic24.net
Location: IOW,      UK
Comments:   I drank the water and my heart stopped beating. I said I knew the answer to everything, but I did not. Now, like a child, I do. The answer is in the wine. Mr Bondar was right, the answer is in the wine. Please tell him he is right. I have not seen the lake, but I have drunk the water and my heart stopped beating. The answer is in the wine. I wish to see the lake and bring the whole world with me!


Name: Marie Mazurchuk - November 24, 2000
E-mail: mazur@infinet.net
Location: Vancouver, B.C.,      Canada
Comments:   I visited Irkutsk and Lake Baikal in August, 1998. I was so impressed with the area that I want to go back as possible. I plan to retire from teaching soon, and I plan to spend a winter in Siberia. I am looking forward to seeing the "ice city" in the city square and ice skating on Lake Baikal. When I go there, I hope to have a "home stay" arrangement with a family. I will teach them English, and they will, I hope, teach me Russian. I also plan to do research for a novel I am hoping to write. Any suggestions? Marie


Name: Mark McCullough - November 21, 2000
E-mail: cascadekid@home.com
Location: Enumclaw (Seattle), WA     United States
Comments:   Interesting site, I enjoyed reading about a place I know little about. I have seen a travel show about the city, and it seemed like a beautiful place (although a bit cold for me in the winter :) I hope to visit Irkutsk someday.


Name: Bob - November 21, 2000
E-mail: php10@hotmail.com
My URL: http://tira.datablocks.net/
Location: Baltimore, MD     USA
Comments:   Interesting site!!!


Name: Judith Sandel - November 20, 2000
E-mail: efalib@inter.net.il
Location: Ramat-Efal,      Israel
Comments:   I am looking for family named Lazarev from Irkutsk. My grandfather Dimitry Lazarev died in Irkutsk approx. in 1930-1931. I would appreciate if you could give me some information about this family or some relatives.


Name: RECTOR PRESS LIMITED - November 19, 2000
E-mail: irkutsk@rectorpress.com
My URL: http://www.rectorpress.com
Location: Leverett, MA     USA
Comments:   We can provide complete business services for people traveling to Irkutsk. Visas,Tickets,Hotels,Drivers,Guides etc.


Name: Mitchel L Jones - November 19, 2000
E-mail: mlj09@comp.uark.edu
My URL: http://comp.uark.edu/~mlj09
Location: Fayetteville, Ar     usa
Comments:   I have been trying to find the cost of flying to Irkutsk but the airline page (when I click for the English one) says; Sorry why would anyone want that? Well I do, else how much do know it will cost to travel to Irkutsk? I must have a round trip tickel before I leave home. I really want to come to Irkutsk so why make it diffuclt?


Name: LEWIS B. SCKOLNICK - November 19, 2000
E-mail: irkutsk@coyotedata.com
My URL: http://www.coyotedata.com
Location: Leverett, MA     USA
Comments:   This is one of the most informative city pages in the world.


Name: russland-reisen.de - November 19, 2000
E-mail: russland-reisen@t-online.de
My URL: http://www.russland-reisen.de
Location: Bergisch Gladbach, GER     Germany
Comments:   Wir suchen Huser am See zur Miete und Selbstbewirtschaftung. Wir suchen Privatvermieter in in Irkutsk und am See. Wir suchen Autobesitzer, die Ihr Fahrzeug tageweise vermieten. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns, falls Sie eine Adresse weitervermitteln knnen. Es lohnt sich. Ihr Hinweis lohnt sich. Wir zahlen eine Prmie in Hhe von 50 DM fr jede Adresse mit Foto. russland-reisen.de


Name: Douglas Karlsen - November 18, 2000
E-mail: DouglasK@turbinedesign.com
My URL: http://www.turbinedesign.com
Location: DeLand, FL     USA
Comments:   Great information site.


Name: P.N.R.Cosmetics GbR. - Petra Scholz - Postfach 642 - - November 16, 2000
E-mail: p.n.r.reisen@t-online.de
My URL: http://www.angelfire.com/de2/urlaub/P.N.R.Group.html - www.outclass-wellness.net
Location: 40822 Mettmann, NRW     Germany
Comments:   Guten Tag, durch ein spannendes Buch vom Baikalsee u. der Gegend um Irkutsk habe ich Interesse an noch mehr Informationen bekommen. Diese konnten durch die sehr aussagekrftigen Infos Ihrer Internetseiten beantwortet werden.


Name: Krattiger Hans - November 15, 2000
E-mail: hskrattiger@freesurf.ch
Location: CH-3210 Kerzers, FR     Switzerland
Comments:   Wir waren mit einer Gruppe, alles Schweizer Eisenbahn-und Postbeamte mit der Transsbirischen Eisenbahn von Moskau nach Nachodka gefahren, und machten einen Aufenthalt in Irkutsk. Das war im Mai 1981, und Irkutsk war sehr schn wir kommen bestimmt wieder! Einen schnen Gruss aus der Schweiz (Svizzaria)


Name: Mia Takula - November 15, 2000
E-mail: mia.salli@eudoramail.com
Location: Helsinki,      Finland
Comments:   Hi! I'm Finnish journalist organising TV travelling series filming around the world. Our best known mountaineer will travel in 15 countries, seeking for real places, pure nature, nice villages etc. - not basic tourists' attractions. We plan to make one part to the series about Baikal in August 2001. The filming time will be for one week. If you have good ideas about places or people there, let me know!


Name: Larry R. Yurth - November 10, 2000
E-mail: yurthlr@ldschurch.org
My URL: http://www.lds.org
Location: Salt Lake City, UT     USA
Comments:   Hello from the American Mountain West ! I am looking for generalogical information on families or individuals whose last names look or sound like my anglicized last name of "Yurth", or whose friends, relatives (living or dead) or acquaintances have a name similar to it. I have reason to believe some of "my people" live in the Siberian regions. I would be delighted to receive eMail addresses or home addresses of individuals or families that I can write to who may be even distantly related to me. Thanx for your consideration. Larry R. Yurth 50 East North Temple Street COB Room 2042 Salt Lake City, Utah 84150


Name: HENRY YU - November 10, 2000
E-mail: yuhaiwei@hotmail.com
Location: dalian,      china
Comments:   HI, I PLAN TO VISIT IRKUTSK REGION NEXT WEEK. I PLAN TO VISIT SEVERAL CHEMICAL COMPLEX SUCH AS ANGARSK,SANYANSKHIMPROM, USOLYE. AND I WILL STAY AT IRKUTSK FROM NOV,15-18. ANY ENGLISH SPEAKE WHO IS FAMILAR WITH CHEMICAL COMPLEX AND CHEMICAL TRADING, PLS CONTACT ME. I CAN NOT FIND SANYANSK CITY THROUGH ALL INTERNET SEARCHING ENGINE WHERE IT IS LOCATED IN AND HOW FAR FROM IRKUTSK AND HOW TO REACH THERE. YOUR KIND INSTRUSCTION WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL. WISH EVERYONE HAPPIER!


Name: Cy Monahan - November 07, 2000
E-mail: cmonahan@hurontel.on.ca
Location: Goderich, ON     Canada
Comments:   I was in Irkutsk 4 summers ago on at a meeting of the ISM (International Society of Mine Surveyors).We stayed at The Intourist on Baikal and had a great time. The people atre great- friendly and warm in this beautiful city. I woul highly recommend it for anyone to visit there. If anyone at the meeting remembers me, please contact.


Name: hiroaki shoyama - November 04, 2000
E-mail: shoyama@diana.dti.ne.jp
Location: Ibaraki,      Japan
Comments:   I was on a trip to New York City and took a walk in Manhattan. Then I happend to hear a street live performance of "TWO SIBERIANS" at Times Square, New York City on 2 Nov. "TWO SIBERIANS" was duo of electric guitar and violin. I was impressed by the music, and then searched for some information about them, which resulted in this site.


Name: A.Dyer - November 03, 2000
E-mail: anthonydyer@btinternet.com
Location: Edinburgh.,      Scotland
Comments:   I do like your site and hope more cities will copy the idea. I am actually looking for a lady who studied English , and was in Edinburgh some twenty years ago. She was associated with your language dept at Urkutsk university. Named N.Barainova, would smbody check and see if she has e-mail address.


Name: RON WURTZ - November 02, 2000
E-mail: rwurtz@micron.net
Location: meridian, idaho     united states of american
Comments:   My father inlaw and I play a game of asking each other a question and his was "what is the deepest lake in the world?" well I found it!


Name: water filters reverse osmosis giardia books - October 31, 2000
E-mail: mkohn@ureach.com
My URL: http://thewatersite.com
Comments:   Nice Site. Thanks.


Name: Tim Bellamy - October 30, 2000
E-mail: tim@kirbynolan.com.au
Location: Sydney,      Australia
Comments:   Listvyanka is such a special place, we named our daughter after it. The winter we spent with Luba and Vlad from the Limnological Institute was magic. We will return, and may God preserve this fragile lake


Name: Guillaume Jouis - October 28, 2000
E-mail: g.jouis@free.fr
My URL: http://g.jouis.free.fr
Location: Clermont-Ferrand,      France
Comments:   I like the daily photos from Irkutsk very much. I'm from France...


Name: William C. Fike, Jr. - October 28, 2000
E-mail: kpytaguy@aol.com
Location: Bloomington, IL     USA
Comments:   I have been to this beautiful city twice, visiting russian friends who now live in the states. They all have wonderful families, and every family member treated me with great hospitality even though during my second visit, our country was at war with Yugoslavia. (The old "KGB" did ask some questions after my departure, but I understand that my new russian friends assured them I was not a spy!) Fantastic People!!


Name: Tim Ellis - October 27, 2000
E-mail: lobster4u@hotmail.com
Location: Halifax, NS     Canada
Comments:   Good source of info on my Enviromental Management paper. Someday I'll see it with my own eyes. Here's to keeping it green.


Name: Batchuluun Puntsag 10-27-2000 - October 27, 2000
E-mail: batchuluun52@hotmail.com
My URL:
Location: Cameron, MO     USA
Comments:   Hi every one. I'am a Mongolian. I; am glad because on dhe guest book to have my country's capitol city Ulanbator. I very missing my Ulanbator city. I live in USA two year. I know the beutiful BAIKAL lake. Thank you guys.


Name: Batchuluun Puntsag - October 27, 2000
E-mail: batchuluun52@hotmail.com
My URL: http://CameronMO U.S.A
Location: Cameron, MO     USA
Comments:   Hi every one. I'am a Mongolian. I; am glad because on dhe guest book to have mu country's capitol city Ulanbator. I very missing my Ulanbator city. I live in USA two year. I know the beutiful BAIKAL lake. Thank you guys.


Name: Kirill Konine - October 25, 2000
E-mail: kkonine@yahoo.com
Location: Yunlin County,      Taiwan
Comments:   to those who are in Irkutsk and who want to come there. :) hi, everybody, I am currently not in Irktusk but in Taiwan teaching English but if you are looking for me or you wanna know how to get to Irkutsk, please feel free to email me :) take care, K


Name: Thomas H. Bateman - October 22, 2000
E-mail: dalgas32@pacbell.net
Location: Oceanside, Ca     USA
Comments:   I'm fascinated with Lake Baikal and siberia. My wife and I have a dream trip of crossing the Bering Straits and making our way down the coast to the Kamchatka Peninsula, then down to Vladivastok,catch the trans-siberian to Moscow, do Baikal, Ulan Bator, etc. But I'm especially interested in the "jewel or eye of siberia". Your website is great!


Name: Maria Balobanova - October 20, 2000
E-mail: manuna150584@yahoo.com
Location: Wellington, NV     USA
Comments:   This site helped me alot in telling the Americans about Irkutsk. I'm actually an exchange student on the FSA FLEX program and Americans have many questions about my counry and city. Thank you very much for the site.


Name: Frank Beekman - October 19, 2000
E-mail: fbepwe@wishmail.net
Location: Arnhem,      NL
Comments:   Nice site, very informative, keep up the good work! I'm planning to visit the Baikal lake area in summer '01, any tips, suggestions, stories etc are welcome. I'm planning to travel with "lizzard too" organisation, for those who are interested see http://www.l2.nl (Dutch) thanks in advance, Frank.


Name: Natasha K. - October 18, 2000
E-mail: natkrystal@aol.com
Location: Fort Myers, Fl     USA
Comments:   Just a correction to my e-mail address if someone wants to communicate with me. Can somebody tell me what company to contact in Irkutsk if we decide to go hiking and camping next yearon a lake Baikal? ANyone tried kayaking on Baikal yet? Thanks in advance.


Name: Harm Lip - October 18, 2000
E-mail: harm@lip.myweb.nl
Location: Emmeloord,      Netherlands
Comments:   See your guestbook of 7th september 1998. The e-mailaddress is not good. If anybody wants to write with me, the good one is below. Greetings, Harm Lip


Name: Helen - October 17, 2000
E-mail: latham@joynet.com.au
Location: brisbane, q     aus
Comments:   very interesting site, i loved it. Any other infomation is very welcome. Thanks. Regards Helen


Name: Diane - October 15, 2000
E-mail: cryokat@aol.com
Comments:   I was in Irkutsk in March of 2000. It is a beautiful city with wonderful people. I am looking for information on Usol'ye-Sibirskoye. If anyone lives there or has information I would love to hear from you. You can e-mail me. thank you.


Name: - October 13, 2000
E-mail: x-files_2000@mail.ru
My URL: http://soav.nm.ru
Location: , --    
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Name: Frei Verena - October 12, 2000
E-mail: frei.verena@bluemail.ch
Location: Bubikon,      Schweiz
Comments:   Wir werden ab 4. Mrz 2001 fr einige in Irkutsk - Baikalsee sein und freuen uns, neue Leute kennen zu lernen. Wir freuen uns auf Eure E-Mails


Name: Natasha - October 10, 2000
E-mail: naykrystal@aol.com
Location: Fort Myers, fl     usa
Comments:   Dear friends who love Baikal as much as I do , please read this great book by Bartlle Bull "Around a Sacred Sea ". I have discovered Siberia and Baikal again though I am from there and lived in Irkutsk for 5 years long ago, now in Florida, USA.I am Going Back to Irkutsk next year.


Name: Mitchel L Jones - October 09, 2000
E-mail: mlj09@comp.uark.edu
My URL: http://comp.uark.edu/~mlj09
Location: Prairie Grove, Ar     USA
Comments:   I am a student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am very much interested in visting Lake Bacal and Irkutsk as I have friend living there. If anyone esle would like to be my e-mail penpal I will write. Thank You


Name: Larry Pruett - October 09, 2000
E-mail: Larry100952@juno.com
Location: St Louis, MO     USA
Comments:   I really enjoy your site. I love your country so much. I know because I am marring a young lady from Tomsk. I want to know as much as i can about your country because it will help me understand moy zhyena better. Oh by the way today is my Birthday!!


Name: Larry Pruett - October 09, 2000
E-mail: Larry100952@juno.com
Location: St Louis, MO     USA
Comments:   I really enjoy your site. I love your country so much. I know because I am marring a young lady from Tomsk. I want to know as much as i can about your country because it will help me understand moy zhyena better.


Name: Violetta and Thomas Ciesielczuk - October 09, 2000
E-mail: jelly@poczta.wp.pl
Location: Opole,      Poland
Comments:   we was on the Baikal in July 1994. It's so beautiful and miracle lake. It's the like a sweet dream


Name: Bruce & Rebecca O'Bannon - October 08, 2000
E-mail: rsobannon@aol.com
Location: Capistrano Bch, CA     USA
Comments:   Loved reviewing your site. Hoping to travel in November 2000.


Name: Bumeder Josef - October 08, 2000
E-mail: www.Bumeder@T-Online.de
Location: Alttting, Deutschland     Bayern
Comments:   Irkutsk is a very very nice City,the people are you very nice and loving.(O.D.I.L.Y.)


Name: Shelley & Marty - October 07, 2000
E-mail: Norma 75@aol.com
Location: Philadelphia , PA     USA
Comments:   Great site we are looking forward to visitin in the near future.


Name: Skip Walter - October 04, 2000
E-mail: e_walter@hotmail.com
Location: Anderson, SC     USA
Comments:   I enjoy learning a little about your city and the surrounding area. We are looking forward to a visit later this month from the Irkutsk chapter of Friendship Force International. We are welcoming 17 visiters to our area here in Georgia/South Carolina.


Name: Hans-Peter Frei - September 26, 2000
E-mail: h.p.frei@bluemail.ch
Location: Bubikon,      CH
Comments:   We are looking forward to our visit of Irkutsk and lake baikal in february 2001. We are also looking forward to possible contacts during this time


Name: george bilkis - September 25, 2000
E-mail: gio8@go.com
Location: Jerusalem,      ISRAEL
Comments:   great site. Remindes me my childhood.


Name: George Gilder - September 24, 2000
E-mail: ggilder@email.msn.com
Location: Dereham, Norfolk     UK
Comments:   Wonderful site, wonderful place. How can I get there in 2001? Russian contacts welcomed. Niet Gavarit pa Ruskie!


Name: Mickey - September 23, 2000
E-mail: mickey1111@yahoo.com
Comments:   Hi Irkutsk! Great website. Cheers, Mickey


Name: Richard Beasley - September 20, 2000
E-mail: richard066@webtv.net
Location: Chicago, IL     U.S.A.
Comments:   We Americans have great admiration for the Russian people. I would like to hear from friends in this beautiful area of the world. Thank you!


Name: Bojan - September 19, 2000
E-mail: boyanl@hotmail.com
My URL:
Location: Sarajevo,      Bosnia and Herzegowina
Comments:   I spent a WHOLE night reading your web-site, and was fascinated about Irkutsk and the lake Baikal. I am dreaming to be there right now. Maybe someday ill be able to visit it.


Name: Signa - September 17, 2000
E-mail: signaro@magma.com
Location: Westin,      Australia
Comments:   Hi! Just wanted to say gretings to Irkutsk from olimpic Australia


Name: Bill and Kathy Christison - August 27, 2000
E-mail: bill@christison-santafe.com
My URL: http://www.christison-santafe.com
Location: Santa Fe, NM     USA
Comments:   26 of us from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA will travel from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg on the TransSib in the last half of September, 2000. We will be in Listvyanka afternoon and evening of September 22, and in Irkutsk all day on September 23. Thank you very much for your splendid web site. It's great.


Name: Hansoo Lee - August 22, 2000
E-mail: oystercatcher@hanmail.net
Location: Daejeon,      Korea
Comments:   It is a very cool site to know about Lake Baikal and its vicinnity. I hope to see Baikal soon.


Name: Arnaud Humann - August 20, 2000
E-mail: arnaud@baikal-lake.org
My URL: http://www.baikal-lake.org
Location: Irkoutsk,      Russia
Comments:   Nice site. I enjoyed the pages about the railroad. Please visit my site about golfing and trekking around the lake if you can read French.


Name: Barbara Weibhauser - August 16, 2000
E-mail: barbara.weibhauser@brueckner.de
Location: Neukirchen, Bay.     Germany
Comments:   Surprising to find such good informations about this region in the internet. Well done!


Name: jessica - August 05, 2000
E-mail: jessicais22@hotmail.com
Location: Valkeakoski,      Finland
Comments:   Very good and an interesting page. I would love to visit Baikal one day.


Name: Gary & Deb Gilbertson - July 30, 2000
E-mail: gary184@webtv.com
Location: Crosby , ND     USA
Comments:   We spent a very special July 4th with a picnic with our friends from Barakhan along the shore of Lake Baikal and also some over night camping at this beautiful lake. We saw the site so wanted to add a comment.What a wonderful part of the world your lake is.


Name: Martin Sima - July 28, 2000
E-mail: msima@orbitec.cz
My URL: http://www.orbitec.cz
Location: Ceske Budejovice,      Czech republic
Comments:   Congratulations to the site! It made me remind of my two visits to the Lake Baikal shores in early 90s, and of my friend and then-guide Viktor Plyusnin of the Institute of Geography. Having tasted Baikal's water, I am absolutely sure about my visiting the "Slavnoye More Svyastchennyi Baikal" in the future again.


Name: Peter Schnarr - July 27, 2000
E-mail: peterschnarr@freenet.de
Location: Frankfurt am Main,      Germany
Comments:   Very informative site for all visitors in future. I hope that a lot of people would like to see the unique nature around the old Baikal. My tip 4 u is : go to great Galausnoje, it s a small village of fishermen. There is a accomodation, you can book at the Intourist in Irkutsk. Visit the Olchon islan and see, what a friend of mine, Andrei Jashirizyn, has build. You will find a extreme informative walk-around about the early baikal people and the nature. Dont miss to taste fresh "Harius" (baikal-special-fish)


Name: Wolfgang Doll - July 26, 2000
E-mail: Dodo00@gmx.de
Location: Munich, Germany     Bavaria
Comments:   I live your site as well as I love Sibiria, Lake Baikal and its people


Name: David M Allcock - July 22, 2000
E-mail: dallcock@autotype.com
Location: Oxford,      England
Comments:   Excellent and informative Site


Name: David M Allcock - July 22, 2000
E-mail: dallcok@autotype.com
Location: Oxford,      England
Comments:   Excellent and informative Site