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Irkutsk

August 30th 2011
After 3 nights on the train I finally arrived in Irkutsk by around 9am. I had made it to Siberia! Although the train ride had been long and uncomfortable it was still an interesting experience. Like all Russian cities before it, Irkutsk initially scared me and it took a day or two for me to find my feet, work out the public transport system and warm to the place. Luckily I had found a CouchSurfer ... 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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