Winter melancholy: from freezing Irkutsk to windy Baikal

Many travelers visit Irkutsk on their way from the Trans-Siberian to Lake Baikal, but the city has some charms all its own. The oldest brick-and-stone edifice in East Siberia Spasskaya Church, the monument to the discoverer of Alaska Grigory Shelikhov, the icy village and other places that worth visiting will make your trip even more fascinating. Enjoy Siberian winter melancholy while admiring severe but still beautiful freezing Baikal lake.

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