Guests of WWW Irkutsk during May-October 1997

I enjoy your site so very much. Since I decided to adopt a child from Irkutsk earlier this year, it has been been such a help to be able to "visit" almost daily. Hopefully I will be coming over to pick up my daughter very soon. I am looking forward to visiting as soon as possible.
Mareda Eckert <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 12:35:49 (ISS)

its very good.
Lauterbach, Germany Baden-Wuerttemberg - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 04:16:44 (ISS)
Great website, Looking forward to visiting Irkutsk soon.
Mark Norris
Hants England - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 04:02:04 (ISS)
Two time visitor to Irkutsk under the exchange program between Irkutsk State University and the University ofTexas at Austin. Please add our home page to your listing. All alumni are invited to visit and post an update!
Kerry O'Brien <>
Washington, DC USA - Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 14:12:27 (ISK)
Hi!greetings from the philipines! I am searching for information about my friend katinkas fathers family history.His name is Leonard L. Kniazeff (born July 9, 1902), and all we know is that he is from Irkutsk. He came to live in the philippines sometime 1915 onwards and did not talk about his family.Any information on history/archives links to citizens of irkutsk is really welcome. thank you.
Angeli Espina <>
Manila, Philippines - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 15:06:24 ()
I visited last April and saw the town and Lake Baikal. Many fond memories of the area and the people I met, especially Marina. Went on to Mongolia, China and Tibet; hope you got the postcard!
Rupert Fiennes <>
Wells, Somerset United Kingdom - Sunday, September 28, 1997 at 22:33:15 (ISK)
Hi!We are surfing the Net from the local bank - Kreissparkasse.There is an Internet terminal next to the Bancomat.Many Greetings!!! Uta+Alex
Tuebingen, .de - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 04:40:41 (ISD)
Hi!We are surfing the Net from the local bank -
Tuebingen, .de - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 04:40:14 (ISD)
this is a great page- i love all the links and pictures!
liz hollenbach
shelburne, vt usa - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 11:53:18 (ISD)
I am really looking foreward to visiting Irkutsk and the beautiful Baikal region. I have heared about Irkutsk from my best friend, Egor Kyshtymov (George Braver) who lives in Irkutsk, and whom I am going to visit. I am from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, which is also a very beautiful place to be visited.
Vladimir Tojagic <>
Belgrade, Serbia Yugoslavia - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 05:14:06 (ISD)
I greatly enjoyed my opportunity to visit Irkutsk and Lake Baikal with a wonderful group of Russian Scientists. I was part of a group from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I was greatly impressed with the quantity and quality of the science being done by this talented group. Visiting the Irkutsk Botanic Gardens, and doing field work with botanists from Irkutsk State University, were high points. I have decided to return for another visit so I can spend more time working with the botanists.
Jerry Hinkley <>
Grayslake, Illinois USA - Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 10:02:19 (ISD)
Beautiful, beautiful Holy Lake Baikal. I will visit there some day in person rather than in books, via TVdocumentaries or via cyberspace. What a lovely site, will visit often so that I can take it all in. Best greetings to all from my heart, Maureen
Maureen Elizabeth Donovan <>
Potsdam, New York USA - Tuesday, September 09, 1997 at 23:06:10 (ISD)
Very nice page in content, although the font is difficult toread (very fat). I loved Irkutsk while I was there for a month this summer and want to say hi to all the gangat the Economic Academy! And I agree with many othersthat the Russians are extremely hospitable. Good luckpromoting your page - other cities in Russia shouldbe so lucky!
Karl-Dieter Crisman <>
Evanston, IL USA - Tuesday, September 09, 1997 at 09:52:21 (ISD)
Very nice www, I love it.
Luiz Antonio Bonachelli <>
Piracicaba, SP Brazil - Monday, September 08, 1997 at 02:15:28 (ISD)
I visited Irkutsk in April 1993 and would like to see the Baikal in Summertime
Hadding Panier <>
Jocjgrim, BRD - Saturday, September 06, 1997 at 08:28:58 (ISD)
I am a student at a business school & am taking a business communication class. Today I gave a speech about Irkutsk & Lake Baikal. I visited Irkutsk last winter, December 27-28 1997. I had a great time & would recommend the trip to anyone. Fortunately I speak Russian & was able to travel extensively in Russia without an interpreter. It must be said that the Russian people are the most HOSPITABLE IN THE WORLD!
Frank N. Zupan <>
Sterling Heights, MI USA - Friday, September 05, 1997 at 07:46:51 (ISD)
Terve! TÄÄllÄ ei ole ketÄÄn tuttuja nÄkynyt.MOI!!!!!!!
Mauri <>
ESPOO, Finland - Friday, August 22, 1997 at 04:12:39 (ISD)
Hi,I am doing this for a friend who is a parapalegic and can'tdo it for herself. Angela Falkowska is looking for information on the exile of Europeans (Poles in this case)from Europe to Siberia around the period of 1943-45.Any information, links, or suggestions will be muchappreciated. Thanks.Henry BowenPeterboerough, ON Canada
Angela Falkowska <>
Peterborough, ON Canada - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 23:07:19 (ISD)
Please: If You Know Igor Sher from Irkutsk contact me!!!
Louis Debrunne <>
Zuerich, CH - Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 09:40:17 (ISD)
I will visit Irkutsk from next week for the scientific meeting. This homepage helps me out. Expecially, city map gives me a idea of the town.I am looking forward to visit Irkutsk!
Mitsuo UEMATSU <>
Tokyo, Japan - Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 11:38:38 (ISD)
HI Irkutyane!!!!! My name is Sasha and I'm originalyfrom Irkutsk. I was born in Angarsk (the small town nearIrkutsk) and lived all my 18 years in Irkutsk. Rightnow I'm in Ontario, Canada and visit my friends and planto go to hte university here in Canada. It's soooo greatto find web page about my native town. My parents andall my best friends are in Irkutsk. And I say HELLO toeverybody who know me - Alexandra Blinova. Everybody welcome to write to my email address and shareyour thoughts with me. My email address
Alexandra Blinova <>
Brampton, ON Canada - Friday, August 15, 1997 at 08:20:12 (ISD)
Hi there!I have enjoyed Irkutsk and surroundings some five yearsago when I studied three weeks @ a language school. As I was accomodated with a very nice Russian family (landladyGalinka and her daughter Julka), I really got an authenticexpression of what life in Russia is all about.If anybody would like to have some nice exhchange ofstories, you are warmly welcome to drop me some lines!!!Poka, HORSTi"raion Energetikov"
AT - Wednesday, August 13, 1997 at 20:13:01 (ISD)
Hi! Its a very nice place!
Johnny <>
Irkutsk, Ru - Tuesday, August 12, 1997 at 17:22:37 (ISD)
Hallo Irkutsk :) !Ich war da und es hat mir sehr gefallen !!!!!!!!!!!
Christine Spottke
Meinerzhagen, Germany - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 20:30:42 (ISD)
Our family hosted a Russian exchange student from Aug. 96 to July 97. After leaving the U.S. she now lives in Irkutsk. I found your web page very interesting and informative. I would like to have someone explain to me how to use Telegram Gateway.
Connie Sparbel <>
Tomahawk, WI USA - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 09:05:43 (ISD)
Hello Irkutsk:My name is Yoji Konda and I live in Lins, city in Sao Paulo States, Brazil and I am researching about aand I am researching about a music called in Brazil Lambada. This music was considered an authentic brazilianmusic. To me it is not brazilian, but the most important music from Siberian Folklore.I want to send a video or a audio tape recorded with this music to Irkutsk only to confirm if is Siberian or Brazilian.If there a person interested to receice a copy, please email me with your post address.Another information: I want to know if a videocassete player in Irkutsk accept VHS standard format.Yoji Konda Email:
Yoji Konda <>
Lins, SP Brazil - Sunday, August 10, 1997 at 04:46:35 (ISD)
In late 1981 I had the distinct pleasure to visit the Soviet Union. My travels took me to Russia (Moscow and Zagorsk) and further north to Leningrad (St. Petersburg). I was warmly received by all those whom I met during my vacation. The immeasurable educational experience will vividly and permanently remain with me the rest of my life. Today I have another pleasure. I am the host for one of two Russians who are visiting from Irkutsk. The visitors are students who will participate in an intern program with my company. Hopefully, they will gain some knowledge about American business and culture that may be helpful as the Region of Irkutsk develops its own business direction. Whatever else is gained I'm sure we can both agree that the world is much smaller and we all must cooperate in a global economy. This type of intern/host program can help make these things happen and I am grateful for the opportunity to participate.
George Burke <>
Columbia, MD USA - Friday, August 08, 1997 at 04:53:01 (ISD)
I am an electric engineer working for an electric utility in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Eugene is a Sister City of Irkutsk. I would enjoy corresponding with an engineer working in electric power distribution in Irkutsk. Learning about the facilities on the other side of the world would be facsinating and, maybe, we can find ways to help each other solve problems we both face.
Michael Beanland <>
Eugene, OR USA - Tuesday, August 05, 1997 at 01:00:44 (ISD)
I would be very thankful if someone could please help me find my Irkutsk friendMarina Matveyeva. She graduated from Irkutsk Foreign Languages University 3 years ago andmust be working in Namibia now, unless I very much be mistaken.For those who know me in Irkutsk --- feel free to send your congrats and/or money transfers ~laffing!~on the occasion of my becoming the sole advertisement distributing agent for Singapore Airlines in Thailand and Indochina,Webmaster and Int'l Relations Manager at Thailand Business Pages, the 2nd biggest industrial advertising agency in Thailand and OverseasSales Representative of Regional Integration Pte., Ltd. in Singapore. Sounds grand, eh? :o)Yet more to come! Keep in touch!P.S. I've also become the only fluent speaker of Thai ever graduated from Irkutsk Inyaz! Yeppie!.. :o)
Arthur I. A. Mitski <>
Bangkok, BKK Thailand - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 19:13:23 (ISD)
PARIS, FRANCE - Monday, August 04, 1997 at 18:41:05 (ISD)
I am so pleased to have discovered your web page. I visited Irkutsk and other parts of Siberia in September, 1993. I enjoyed my visit immensely. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to coverse with students of English at the Foreign Language Institute in Irkutsk. Another great pleasure, and one of the best musical experiences of my life, was a concert at the former Polish Catholic Church in Irkutsk. It was an a capella chorus of mixed voices. The audience consisted of our (American) and a German tour group. We were all electrified by the beauty and precision of the performance. I have regretted not knowing the name of the group. If anyone has information about this I would appreciate knowing about it. The date of the concert was September 13, 1993.
Doris Boller <>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 23:41:20 (ISD)
Hello Irkutiani! ;)
Dmitriy Busov <-none->
Bratsk, Irkutsk reg Russia - Saturday, August 02, 1997 at 19:37:26 (ISD)
I visited Irkutsk in November 1989, only managed to stay for a couple of days but wasbowled over by the Russian winter, splashed about in Lake Baikal so if the magicstill works, I should return some day!
Jonathan Swift <>
London, UK - Friday, August 01, 1997 at 21:46:53 (ISD)
I was searching for information on where my grandparents were born. You have done a beautiful job on this website. Wish I could visit, but I will have to just do it virtually instead. Keep up the good work! I have learned a lot about my family's past history by reading all the information you have included here. Hope to see more information and more local links soon. Hope you make them in English too. You've done a GREAT JOB! :-)
M. (Pavlovich) Luning <>
Nevada USA - Monday, July 14, 1997 at 03:18:47 (ISD)
I visited Irkutsk in 1996 on my way from Amsterdam to Hongkong by train. I really liked Irkutsk but due to the train schedule we couldonly stay a couple of days before we went to Mongolia. The ultimate train experience can be found there!! If you are interested in more information about our journey please let me know!
Erik Hansen <>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Wednesday, July 02, 1997 at 05:31:56 (ISD)
I am building a page on the Polish philosopher and logician Stanislaw Lesniewski (1886-1939) (at the site in his youth spent some years in Irkutsk, around 1900. I was seeking for a link to Irkutsk and I met this beautiful site. I know that Lesniewski attended (classical?) high-school there - because his father, an engineer, was working at the construction of Trans-Siberian Railway. I would be grateful to anyone who could give me any information about him in those years.Thank you.
Arianna Betti <>
Florence, Italy - Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 02:05:44 (ISD)
Wonderful site!I'm planning to visit Siberia in August 1997.Can anyone help me get a Russian Business Visa?
Robert Collins <>
Asheville, NC USA - Monday, June 23, 1997 at 23:50:23 (ISD)
Well hello IRKUTSK, I'm a screenwriter working on a scriptthat has elements of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. I was lookingfor that special place in Russia to give the right textureto part of it and found IRKUTSK on a TV documentary. Hencethe visit to your web-page. Your in the script IRKUTZK.
Lance Dow <>
Pittsburg, CA 94565 - Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 01:13:24 (ISD)
I am a gay 23yo male immigrated from Irkutsk 1.5 year ago,studied at the famous INYAZ... looking for ppl from thehomecityGal
Yigal Brown <>
Jerusalem, ISRAEL - Friday, June 20, 1997 at 03:31:40 (ISD)
Thank you for being here. I made a new friend named Elena in Irkutsk recently, and the idea of visiting this interesting part of the world has captured my imagination. I think it's wonderful that people in America and Russia... and everywhere... can now talk and make friends... thanks to the Internet... and to the new openness between our countries. Larry
Larry Simmons <>
Crescent City, Ca USA - Monday, June 09, 1997 at 04:07:15 (ISD)
I enjoyed visiting your site very much. I am interested in doing a book. In this book, my hero comes from Irkutsk. Would you be interested in contributing background information?
David Hedlund <>
Newnan, GA USA - Tuesday, June 03, 1997 at 08:40:55 (ISD)
Mention to you about new web site site issued semiconductor technology and got great linkswith Silicon Valley. Courtesy yours Evgeny.
Evgeny Chernyavsky <>
Nsk, Ru Ru - Monday, June 02, 1997 at 12:46:02 (ISD)
the best ice cream in Russia
victor matloff <>
corona del mar, ca usa - Sunday, June 01, 1997 at 05:00:21 (ISD)
As the former Sister Cities Coordinator for the City of Eugene, I was hoping to find mention of the fact that Eugene is linked with Irkutsk through a special friendship known as a Sister City. A formal document was signed between our respective mayors in 1987 (I believe) and extensive exchanges between our citizens have ensured. The link is one of four Eugene has that are recognized by the National Sister Cities International organization based in Alexandria VA. Eugene's other links include Kakegawa, Japan; Chinju, Korea; and Kathmandu, Nepal.Such diverse areas as art, medicine, business, horticulture and many others I probably am not aware of have been the topics of exchanges.While I never had the pleasure of visiting Irkutsk personally, I was directly involved with receiving delegates and have many memories. I hope other Eugene citizens can benefit from visiting this web page and realizing there is a direct link between the citizens of Eugene and Irkutsk. Congrats on your web site.
Mary Wright-McIntosh <>
Eugene, Oregon USA - Saturday, May 31, 1997 at 07:49:26 (ISD)
Just discover your site upon recommendation of fellow adoptive parent. Will definitely be back and have bookmarked your site so that I can share it with my children when they ask questions about their homeland. It will also be a useful resiource to us as we plan to travel. Thanks for a beautifully prepared site.
Patricia A. McDermott
- Thursday, May 29, 1997 at 06:28:16 (ISD)
Just discover your site upon recommendation of fellow adoptive parent. Will definitely be back and have bookmarked your site so that I can share it with my children when they ask questions about their homeland. It will also be a useful resiource to us as we plan to travel. Thanks for a beautifully prepared site.
Patricia A. McDermott
- Thursday, May 29, 1997 at 06:27:31 (ISD)
I have been looking for information on Lake Baikal and Irkutsk since I returned from a 2 week stay in September of 96. The website answered some of myquestions I had about the people and area. My interest in the area continues...
Brian Ricker <>
Ft. Jennings, OH USA - Monday, May 26, 1997 at 12:49:05 (ISD)
I have been looking for information on Lake Baikal and Irkutsk since I returned from a 2 week stay in September of 97. The website answered some of myquestions I had about the people and area. My interest in the area continues...
Brian Ricker <>
Ft. Jennings, OH USA - Monday, May 26, 1997 at 12:47:05 (ISD)
Thank you for the oppertunity to visit your area of the world.From the photos it looks to be one of the most stunningplaces on earth.
Jerry Tuttle <>
Perry, Oh USA - Friday, May 23, 1997 at 09:27:39 (ISD)
Thank you for your web site. We are trying to soak up every bit of information we can about the birth home of our children. What a wonderous place and noble history. Thank you!
Michael Paulin <>
Greenwood, SC 29649 - Monday, May 19, 1997 at 22:30:14 (ISD)
Enjoyed touring shopping 'mall' of Irkutsk, before continuing on to Krasnoyarsk in Dec. of 1994 to compete an adoption of a very happy and healthy boy.
Anthony De Jessa <>
Princeton, NJ USA - Friday, May 16, 1997 at 05:24:55 (ISD)
Thanks for the warm, friendly information. I will arrive in Irkutsk from Moscow, Aeroflot 129, 2245 hrs. 02 July for several days with a host family of Friendship Force International. Then I will continue to Kharborvosk and to San Francisco USA, "around the world." I am Excited about the visit. I sponsor a student from Moscow who lives with me. A great guy and a computer science major in college here. Thanks.
Perry Kelly <>
Cullowhee, NC USA - Thursday, May 15, 1997 at 14:15:27 (ISD)
I'm glad to see such a good website about Irkutsk. I spent six months there and miss the sights of the Angara and Baikal.
Andrew Lang <>
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA - Tuesday, May 06, 1997 at 06:49:22 (ISD)
I am C.E.O. of Russian-American Sales Co. and hope to visit My friend serge in irkutsk.please feel free to contact me if you are russian and seek an american contact, business or personal
Lee Warnaca <>
Tacoma, Wash U.S.A - Monday, May 05, 1997 at 04:50:15 (ISD)
Great Page. Very Informative 05/03/97
John Rand <>
Greensboro, N.C. U.S.A. - Monday, March 01, 1993 at 12:11:30 (ISK)
Great Page. Very Informative
John Rand <>
Greensboro, N.C. U.S.A. - Monday, March 01, 1993 at 12:04:43 (ISK)
Enjoyed your page very much!
Warren Delling <>
USA - Sunday, May 04, 1997 at 04:13:47 (ISD)

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