Irkutsk, Russia

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Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk (Иркутск) is a city in Russia, one of the most populous cities of Eastern Siberia (606 137 in 2013).
  Just opposite the city, the Irkut River, from which the city takes its name, flows into the river Angara.

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Original map source: maps-of-europe.net

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Irkutsk. Lower Embankment.

Author: Fanzuga. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Ensemble of the Epiphany Cathedral (Irkutsk Region, Irkutsk, Nizhnyaya Naberezhnaya street, 2, Sukhe-Bator Street)

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Irkutsk. The merchant’s house of Isaiah Matveyevich Fainberg. 1901. Now the building of the Irkutsk Regional Scientific Library named after Molchanov-Siberian.

Author: Fanzuga. Source: commons.wikimedia.org


Irkutsk like other Siberian cities has a subarctic climate. The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 18 ° C while the coldest month is January with an average temperature of -19 ° C.

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Irkutsk, Passenger, train, railway, station

Author: Dmitry Afonin. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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The Kazan Church (Irkutsk)

Author: Książę der Estken. Source: commons.wikimedia.org



Fondue in the 17th Century, The city flourishes thanks to the export of gold, mammoth ivory and sable to China.

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A fair in Irkutsk, a mid-19th century lithograph.

Photo user: Kaganer. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Crossing the Angara in Irkutsk 1886. 

Painting of the artist Nikolay Dobrovolsky (1837-1900)

Photo user: Ghirlandajo. Source: commons.wikimedia.org


Irkutsk is famous for its strong relationship with Lake Baikal (66 km away).

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Lake Baikal in Springtime (Listvyanka; south Irkutsk)

Author: Octagon. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Lake Baikal

Author: W0zny. Source: /commons.wikimedia.org

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Turquoise Ice, Northern Lake Baikal

Author:  2il org. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Lake Baikal

Author: andi808. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Lake Baikal

Author: bfatphoto. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)


The city of Irkutsk is nicknamed « the Paris of Siberia » because of its architectural and artistic heritage; Such as cathedrals and statues.

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Daughter Mother Irkutsk Sculpture

Source: http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/

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Irkutsk, Monument and Architecture

Author: EgoshinVladimir. Source: pixabay.com

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Monument Kolchak

Alexander Vasilievich Kolchak (born on November 16, 1874 in St. Petersburg and shot on February 7, 1920 in Irkutsk) is a Russian naval officer, oceanographer and hydrographer, elected Supreme Governor of Russia by anti-Bolshevik forces during the civil war Russian.

Author: Kolchak1923. Source: ru.wikipedia.org




Source of information: wikipedia.org

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