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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.

Siberia Belies Its Somber Image An article from The New York Times on Irkutsk

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!


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Trains and flights to Irkutsk
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1-2-3 Russian Visa New!
On-Line Reservation Desk
Services for expatriates
Irkutsk Electronic Yellow Pages
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Public activities, communities
TV stations
Siberian Art
Local recipes
The Okhlopkov Drama Theatre
Siberian tradition to drink tea

Funding Opportunities Deadline soon!
Irkutsk in Europe

WWW Irkutsk Newsletters
Ostisibirien Magazin
(German, old issue)
From Russia with Spreadlove
Ancient winter games Video

Economic overview
Companies, Banks...
Oil and Gas
Registration of business
Job Opportunities
Fairs and Exhibitions

Baikal Forum, Sep 20-23, 2000
Building of the new bridge
Elections 2000, Mar 26, 2000
Putin in Irkutsk, Feb 18, 2000
Earthquake , Feb 26, 1999
Airplane Crash, Dec 6, 1997
Solar Eclipse, Mar 9, 1997

Overview of climate by seasons
Current weather and forecast

Connection to Internet in Irkutsk
Internet roaming in Irkutsk
Irkutsk in Internet


Authors wanted

Your contributions are welcome! If you have a material which, you think, would extend WWW Irkutsk, please let us know. We will grant published articles with a decent honorar. Contact: editors@irkutsk.org



The first visit to Lake Baikal leaves you
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 of Baikal's
wild nature, information and links


Tvoi gorod.com

Air temperature in the city center (hourly live updates)

Daily photos from Irkutsk (by Igor Bulygin)

Day by day: selected and commented photos from Irkutsk

FT service: (advanced)

Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University New!

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)

Screenshots from Irkutsk TV   New!

Irkutsk Web Chat (Enter your nick, ask for anybody speaking english)

Virtual Walk through Irkutsk embankment VRML viewer required

Irkutskenergo Stock quotes of biggest Irkutsk companies Indices and finanical news in Russian

On the right: IrkutskEnergo IRGZ 3 month chart


Boris Govorin
Governor of Irkutsk Region Boris Govorin


Business Net - Irkutsk
Siberian  Express


Central Agency of Air Traffic

State Custom


Chamber of commerce


Vostochno-Sibirskaya Pravda

Reflections about Tungus meteorite

Baikal in FAQ


Weather in Irkutsk


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INTA Radio:
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News on hour (in Russian, working days)

Time Zone


London (GMT) Beetween 23:00 and 12:00
Central Europe Beetween 0:00 and 13:00
New York Beetween 18:00 and 7:00
Irkutsk Beetween 7:00 and 20:00

ralogo2.gif (662 bytes) "Angara river" - folk song
ralogo2.gif (662 bytes) Our English guest tells about Irkutsk and western stereotypes of winter Siberia
ralogo2.gif (662 bytes) Folk song "Slavnoe More Svyashcheny Baikal"
ralogo2.gif (662 bytes) Callsigns of IGTRK - Irkutsk state radio



Ancient winter games in the Museum of Wooden Architechture

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)



INTELLICAST: 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:

  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)

Dear guests!
Our historic city will welcome you with its typical Russian friendliness,
radiating the warmth and the light of its rich culture.

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I wish to express my sincere appreciations to Alexei Babanine for the consulting on any technical and organizing problems.
Big thanks to Uta Kohler , who helped significantly, checked up the language and inspired to design this server better (Click here for her impressions about Irkutsk and Baikal).
Big thanks to Friends and Partners and Greg Cole who provided the server for the mirror of our server in USA.
Great thanks to Gleb Stupin for his great efforts to support the connection of our server to INTERNET.
Big thanks to P. Bachteler , H. Fischer and Landratsamt Zollernalbkreis (Local Council Zollern), Germany for providing an equipment for the work.
I sincerely thank Fred Robinson for his great permanent support.
Great thanks to Voitov O.N.  for his every day support of this activity.

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