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These two nice Siberian ladies prepared our meals and showed us great hospitality.
Irkutsk & Lake Baikal ("Blue Eye of Siberia")

September 27th 2011
Hi Everybody! We are halfway to our quest of making it around the world. FYI: This is my 100th Blog! We got off the train on Sunday in Irkutsk and were happy to be met by our guide/driver - Ivan. He took us for breakfast and then for a nice tour of the city. In 1920, Stalin closed all churches in Russia. People were not allowed to legally worship again until the fall of Communism. Stal ... 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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