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typical scenic views we get as the train winds its way along the shore line  

typical scenic views we get as the train winds its way along the shore line

The Circum-Baikal Railway

July 23rd 2010
By road it takes an hour to get from Listvyanka to Irkutsk where the Trans-Siberian is waiting for us. So do we go by road? No, we take the 13 hour rail option – the Circum-Baikal Railway. Its a well scenic route as for 89km it runs right along the shores of Lake Baikal – literally along the lake shore, the lake is never more than a few feet away. For 46 years it was an integral part of ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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