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Irkutsk Travel Guide: 186 reviews and 628 photos

"The city of Irkutsk is dandy. It is quite a European city...."
Anton Chekhov

The River Angara provides hydroelectric power to industry and 600,000 people in Irkutsk.

The Paris of Siberia

Many inhabitants of Siberia are exiles or descendants of exiles... this included many intellectuals creating an air of intellectuality far away from Europe....

Zima Junction (an extract)

A poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1955)

We grow more candid as we grow up.
There is fate to thank for that.
And changes in life coincide
with major changes in ourselves.

If we see people differently
than we saw them before,
if we discover
something new in them,
then that means
it surfaced first in ourselves.

  • Last visit to Irkutsk: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 5, 2006
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