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one of the grand 19h century brick mansions  
   

one of the grand 19h century brick mansions

originally the Siberian Geographical Society now the Regional Museum.
Trundling Round Lake Baikal - well 1/10th of it

July 20th 2010
We're back on the Trans-Siberian again but only for a day as we make our way from Ulan Ude to Irkutsk along the shores of Lake Baikal. Its 2 hours before we get our first view of the lake way off in the distance, just a thin, dark blue line beneath the distant mountains. Then, after a few more glimpses from the gaps between the trees, the train emerges from the forested hills and we are right at ... 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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