Sign - Apart from ornate and rich iconostasis
the cathedral is famous with a church graveyard
where you can see the tombs of Decembrist Mukhanov,
Beschasnov, Trubetskaya and Russian Columbus
Listvyanka - Listvyanka is
70 kilometers away from Irkutsk. The settlement
is spread for 5 kilometers along the Baikal
shore. A trip to Listvyanka is the easiest and
the fastest way to see the Baikal that's why
the number of tourists in summer often exceeds
the number of villagers. A small trading square
is a kind of the village's center where one
may seat in a cafe or buy the famous fish of
the Baikal - omul.
the past the mansion belonged to one of the
leaders of Decembrist revolutionaries - Russian
aristocracy who were banned to Siberia after
their of ill-fated attempt in December of 1825
to overthrow the Russian Tsar. The concert program
will include the most famous Russian songs and
European melodies. Prime performers will present
songs and music, which would be followed by
tour of champagne after.
Baikal Ecology Museum - The
Baikal Ecology Museum exhibits include various
fish and animal species, microorganisms, sponges
and crustacean samples, geographical and geological
data, ship models, diverse pictorial and video
material as well as a number of showcases and
models of the lake and marine vessels.
is a numerous number of ethnographical and architectural
sightseeing in the museum. The oldest building
on a site is Spass Tower of Ilimsk Fortress
(1667) and active Kazan Chapel (1679).
Buriats - Buriats, a Mongolian race, who dwell
in the¡¯ vicinity of the Baikal Lake,
for the most part in the government of Irkutsk
and the Trans-Baikal Territory. They are divided
into various tribes or clans, which generally
take their names from the locality they frequent.
Buriats are a broad-shouldered race inclined
to stoutness, with small slanting eyes, thick
lips, high cheekbones, broad and flat noses
and scanty beards. In summer they dress in silk
and cotton gowns, in winter in furs and sheepskins.
Their principal occupation is the rearing of
cattle and horses.