[Irkutsk Insignia - Babr]
Click on the insignia
for the city map

Welcome to IRKUTSK!

Russian KOI-8 version of this page is here
Russian transliterated version of this page is here

Contents of this server is partly mirrored in USA. Readers from USA and Canada are welcome to use "american" copies of pictures by clicking "mirror copy in USA".

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.

Click here for nice historical essay.

Irkutsk Scientific Centre
Business, advertisement
Satellite image of Irkutsk area (58K)
City guide,transport
Culture,public activity
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!
Telegram Gateway Your message will be delivered to anybody in Russia next day
Fax Gateway Fax to Irkutsk by e-mail
Irkutsk yellow pages Information on your request

Enjoy the virtual tour to Irkutsk

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)

Audios (*.au)

[audio] Omul Barrel melody - radio callsign (113 K)
[audio] Irkutsk radio weather forecast (868 K)

Disclaimer: These files (*.au) can be played only on computer with certain architecture and built-in sound devices (Sun 4 and some others). Unfortunately, people with PC and Sound Blaster can not listen these files. We would be thankful if you convert these files to other formats.

[Baikal sunset]

Lake Baikal

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.

Do you know what is Pribaikal'e?

It is a territory on the west coast of Baikal, covered with unique flora and virgin taiga. 'Prebaikal'e' means literally "next to Baikal". Here you can find a lot of photos from Baikalo-Lenski nature reserve and Turka River region.

Current weather in Irkutsk and four days forecast
Current time in Irkutsk

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)

For guests
our Russian style cordial ancient city
always radiates the warmth and the light
of its rich spiritual culture.

See you in Irkutsk!



My great thanks to Jan Anderson (bcarson@ednet1.osl.or.gov), for permanent help, useful proposals and comments.
I wish to express my sincere appreciations to Alexei Babanine (babanine@peanuts.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de) for the consulting on any technical and organizing problems.
Big thanks to Uta Kohler (uta.kohler@student.uni-tuebingen.de), 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 (vfridman@uiuc.edu) who greatfully provided some texts and photoes about Baikal.
Also thanks to Larry Jandro (ljvideo@netcom.com) for his kind permission to use some photoes from his lovely collection.
Big thanks to Mikhail Soutchanski (mes@solar.rtd.utk.edu) who mounted the mirror of our server in USA.
Great thanks to Gleb Stupin (gleb@icc.ru) for his great efforts to support the connection of our server to INTERNET.

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