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|Wide and free, the vast landmass of
Siberia lies behind the Ural mountains. For many centuries not only for
foreign travelers but also for Russian themselves Siberia seemed to be
"unknown ground", unsafe and barbaric.
And even now some people who come from far foreign countries still seem to regard our land as a god-forsaken hole or "the gigantic building site of the century". And so Irkutsk opens to them even more brightly and suddenly the richness of its spirit and culture, which have been developed under enormous difficulties and hardships for about three centuries. And there are things to be astonished at.
Belies Its Somber Image An article from The New York Times
HISTORY: Short historical essay - Decembrists in Irkutsk - Irkutsk Chronicle - Famous people in history - Trans-Siberian RailRoad in the world history - From the Sea to the River: Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak and the Russian Civil War - Mme. Pola - fashion designer from Irkutsk - 1985 is the history already New!
Irkutsk Scientific Centre
Trains and flights to Irkutsk
City maps, public transport
Bed and Breakfast
Before you leave home
WWW Irkutsk Newsletters
Ostisibirien Magazin (German, old issue)
From Russia with Spreadlove (BBC)
Ancient winter games Video
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The first visit to Lake Baikal leaves you Click here to enter Lake Baikal
with an impression of might, purity and grandeur...
Click here to enter Lake Baikal website
Review: At this page you will find a photo album
wild nature, information and links
temperature in the city center (hourly
Daily photos from Irkutsk (by Igor Bulygin)
Homestay Bed and Breakfast (On-line reservation)
On-Line Souvenir Shop (Irkutsk Souvenirs, order on-line)
Advertising Desk (self-updated page for local and international businesses)
Irkutsk PhotoAlbum (collection of Irkutsk images)
Slide show (small and quick version of PhotoAlbum)
Irkutsk Web Chat (Enter your nick, ask for anybody speaking english)
Virtual Walk through Irkutsk embankment VRML viewer required
Stock quotes of biggest Irkutsk companies Indices and finanical news in Russian
On the right: IrkutskEnergo IRGZ 3 month chart
Governor of Irkutsk Region Boris Govorin
SOUNDS OF IRKUTSK
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your computer and installed RealPlayer.
Yacht regate at Baikal - yachts and landscape download .mpg 0,7 MB
Another video from regate at Baikal,
Angara shore download .mpg 1,4 MB
Yacht club Istok (Website in Russian)
WEATHER AND TIME
Current weather in Irkutsk and four days forecast
5 days weather forecast from Yahoo
Weather in Irkutsk from CNN
Weather in Irkutsk from Russian HydroMeteoCenter
Current time in Irkutsk and the sun footprint
Irkutsk time = Moscow time + 5 hours
Irkutsk time = UTC + 8 hours (Winter)
Irkutsk time = UTC + 9 hours (Summer)
Time changes every last Sunday in March and October.
UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) = GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
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the consulting on any technical and organizing problems.
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