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1. Valhalla on Lake Baikal

For the first time in history, a Viking-style longship sails the waters of the Angara river near Lake Baikal. 

Tags: water, ships, lake baikal, baikal, Irkutsk
2. Lessons From the Russian Village

Life in a remote Siberian village can teach you a lot about adaptability, nature, food, and, most importantly, folklore. 

Tags: Siberia, Irkutsk, stove, domovoi, folklore, cows, dairy, vodka, food, village
3. Eco-Scandal on Lake Baikal: "Chinese Invasion" or Distraction?

There has long been anxiety about a “Chinese takeover” of Siberia. Even Lake Baikal is not immune.

Tags: Irkutsk, logging, ecology, eco-nationalism, tourism, china, lake baikal, environment
4. Winner, Winner, Saving Sinners

Does this church have “the most beautiful facade in the world”?

Tags: russian architecture, Irkutsk, cathedral
5. 8 Perfect Pitstops Along the Trans-Siberian Railway

In 1891, Russian Tsar Alexander III signed a document initiating the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway. And not only is it the longest railway in the world; it's got some interesting stops along the line, too.

Tags: trans-siberian railway, siberia, tour, travel, moscow, kazan, lake baikal, irkutsk, ulan ude, mongolia, mircorp
By Emily Kelso
6. Irkutsk Oblast

Elena Anosova takes us on a tour of Irkutsk and Irkutsk Oblast. Lake Baikal is only a part of it!

Tags: Irkutsk, Siberia, Baikal
By Elena Anosova

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