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Russian transliterated version of this page is here
Wide, wide and free the bondless 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 barbarian.
And even now some people who come from foreign countries far away see our land as a god-forsaken hole or "the gigantic building site of century". And so Irkutsk opens for them even more brightly and suddenly the richness of its spiritual culture, painstakingly developed together about three centuries. And there are things to be astonished at.
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Irkutsk Scientific Centre
Satellite image of Irkutsk area (58K)
Overview of the climat in Irkutsk
Cool links in Irkutsk and in INTERNET
Digest of WWW Irkutsk Newsletters
Our communication services
Advertise in local newspaper New!
Here is a small collection of photos (JPEG, up to 96K)
"Museum of regional studies"
(mirror copy in USA)
"White House". Now the library of Irkutsk State University (mirror copy in USA)
"The Angara Bridge" (mirror copy in USA)
"Hydrofoils Voskhod on the River Angara" (mirror copy in USA)
"Train station" (mirror copy in USA)
"Elderly couple in Irkutsk chopping wood for the winter" (mirror copy in USA)
The first visit to Lake Baikal leaves you with an impression of might, purity and grandeur. You begin to realize why local people speak reverently of the lake, as of a living creature, as though they believe it may take umbrage if they called it a lake instead of a sea. It is the deepest, cleanest and, with regards to its unique rich wildlife, rarest lake-sea in the world.
Current weather in Irkutsk and four days
Current time in Irkutsk
Time changes every last Sunday in March and October.
UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) = GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Aknowledgments:My great thanks to Jan Anderson (email@example.com), for permanent help, useful proposals and comments.
I wish to express my sincere appreciations to Alexei Babanine (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the consulting on any technical and organizing problems.
Big thanks to Uta Kohler (email@example.com), who helped significantly, checked up the language and inspired to design this server better (Click here for her impressions about Irkutsk and Baikal).
I thank Vlad Fridman (firstname.lastname@example.org) who greatfully provided some texts and photoes about Baikal.
Also thanks to Larry Jandro (email@example.com) for his kind permission to use some photoes from his lovely collection.
Big thanks to Mikhail Soutchanski (firstname.lastname@example.org) who mounted the mirror of our server in USA.
Great thanks to Gleb Stupin (email@example.com) for his great efforts to support the connection of our server to INTERNET.