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
Europe » Russia » Siberia » Lake Baikal 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