About WWW Irkutsk
What is this site about?
WWW Irkutsk is dedicated to the city of Irkutsk and the area of Baikal Lake in
Siberia, Russia. The main goal of the site is to give a complex and sophisticated
view on this area, free of superstition, political prejudices or journalist stamps.
The target audience of the site is the general public worldwide, in particular
tourists, businesspeople, investors, government institutions, politicians, expatriates,
as well as the local community. The main goal of the authors is to provide maximum
information about the city and region. The design of the site is kept simple to
make the information easy to navigate.
What I can find at WWW Irkutsk?
The site provides city information and maps. Looking at the photos on WWW Irkutsk,
you can take an imaginary journey through the city and to Lake Baikal.
Short essays explain the history of Irkutsk, introduce you to the economic situation
there, and inform you about business activities. For planning your trip to the
Irkutsk area, you can find detailed data on the climate of the region and the
schedules of the most important flight connections, as well as those of water
transport on the Angara and Lake Baikal.
Information about tourism, culture, and social life give you an idea of what is
happening in the area.
The site also gives a detailed description of the scientific institutes and the
main trends of scientific activity of the Irkutsk Scientific Centre.
Where is the site situated?
The physical server is situated in Irkutsk, on the left bank of Angara river
at the ISP company "Business Net - Irkutsk". There are several mirror servers
in the U.S.A. All mirror sites are updated simpultaneously. Entry points are:
- www.irkutsk.com (or irkutsk.com),
- www.irkutsk.org (or irkutsk.org),
Who is behind WWW Irkutsk?
The chef editor and webmaster of WWW Irkutsk is Fedor Babanine. There are several
permanent and occasional authors who contribute articles from time to time. See
the copyright notice at the bottom of each. We occasionally use the services of
the E-lance community for small technical jobs.
WWW Irkutsk is not affiliated with any administrative entity or political party
and it maintains a deliberately neutral and informed position. If you want to
contribute your article to WWW Irkutsk please write to: email@example.com
WWW Irkutsk was established in September 1995. The
number of hits has now reached 30000 per month.
The server is linked to about 400 pages worldwide and has been evaluated
by Lycos as a site 100% relevant to Irkutsk.
The site took part in the organization of the Irkutsk
Friend's Meeting and in the organization of a free English course for the
children of Irkutsk.
It also accepted several students, amongst them some from other countries, for
WWW Irkutsk established communication
services, thus giving people the ability to reach each other easily, even
to communicate without the help of the telephone.
It is the biggest Internet provider in Irkutsk, serving up to 50% of the local
You can find us in
Open Text Index,
The server was reviewed in the book: "Internet Yellow Pages",
and is a member of
the Association of Russian City Webservers.
A special programme
of Radio Liberty was dedicated to the WWW Irkutsk
server and the Irkutsk Computer Centre, whose work was described as invaluable
for the city as well as the private lives of individuals.
It is a member of the Friends
and Partners programme and is mirrored on their server.
Irkutsk Computer Center received a grant from the
Eurasia Foundation for connecting the local
The server attracts about one visitor per week
who makes the decision to come to Irkutsk and the Baikal area after having visited
WWW Irkutsk (according to our evaluations).
WWW Irkutsk was rated amongst the 10% Most Informative
Servers by OGS Quality Links.
In September 1996 WWW Irkutsk received two awards
and established a mirror site in the USA.
It is listed in Yahoo
under 3 categories
In summer 1998 WWW Irkutsk site was included on
Microsoft Expedia Travel and the AutoRoute
WWW irkutsk is the
Excite Travel Site for Irkutsk
Top rated Website by
Lycos Destination Guide. See also
Lycos City Guide.
WWW Irkutsk is a partner in the
World Heritage Information Network, UNESCO
This server is ranked amongst the 10% Most Informative WWW Servers
by OGS Quality Links
Top 10% of All Russian Web Picks, from Alive! networks
I wish to express my sincere appreciations to Alexei Babanine
for his consulting on any technical and organizing problems.
A big thank you to here for her impressions about
Irkutsk and Baikal).
Many thanks to Friends and Partners and Greg Cole, who
provided the server for the mirror site in the USA.
Special thanks to Gleb Stupin for his great efforts to
support the connection of our server to INTERNET.
A big thank you to P. Bachteler , H. Fischer and Landratsamt
Zollernalbkreis (Local Council Zollern), Germany for providing
equipment for our work.
I sincerely thank Fred Robinson for his great permanent
Great thanks to Voitov O.N. for his everyday support of
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Copyright © 1995-2001 WWW Irkutsk and Uta Kohler