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It’s Baikal Day!

It’s Baikal Day!

On the fourth Sunday in August, Russians celebrate Baikal Day. It’s a relatively new occasion, marked only since 1999, but it’s designed to remind people of the beauty of this magnificent lake and its surroundings. Baikal is something special. Whereas…

The best Russian open air museums

The best Russian open air museums

Summer’s a great time to get out in the fresh air and explore, so why not pay a visit to one of Russia’s fascinating open air museums?  Here’s our pick of the best. Kizhi One of the first such museums…

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

We continue publishing our customer comments about their holidays along the Trans-Siberian railway. At 11am we went to Ust Orda, a Buryat village about 70km north from Irkutsk. The Buryat people are the largest indigenous group in Siberia and the…