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Baikal Shore

Ice ice baby

April 14th 2012
We arrived in Irkutsk early evening and stayed in the Transiberian Hostel – highlight of which was a dog named “Mushy” –Russian for fly apparently. He was a very friendly small black Labrador that sang when cuddled. Irkutsk is a pleasant city and was warmer than we’d been used to; the next day was spent wandering round the centre and the markets, also searching in vain for a tour to Lake ... 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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