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A small historical reference

Irkutsk - the center of Irkutsk region and Irkutsk region, located in Eastern Siberia, on the banks of the Angara River at the confluence of the rivers Irkut (city name comes from the name of the river). Date of establishment - 1661. Previous name - Yandashsky prison, Irkutsk jail. The city history begins with the founding of the river Irkut on the instructions of the Yenisei magistrates Yandashskogo prison.

In 1701 there was the first stone building in the city - writ hut. In 1722 he opened the town hall, a year later transformed into a magistrate. Since the beginning of the development of the private export of furs in the late XVIII century, comes the "golden age" of Irkutsk merchants. With the participation of Irkutsk merchant G. Shelikhov was established Russian-American Company, which founded here a blacksmith, extraction of tar, furrier and spinning mills. In the 1840s Irkutsk becomes in the place of Gold concentration of capital, developing deposits of the Lena gold.

Date of foundation: 1661

Population: 623 424

Irkutsk. Girls' Institute
Girls' Institute

 
Irkutsk. View of the Mosque
View of the Mosque

 
Irkutsk. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 
Irkutsk. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 
Irkutsk. Airport
Airport

 
Irkutsk. Alexander-Mariinsky five-classroom College
Alexander-Mariinsky five-classroom College

 
Irkutsk. Alexander-Mariinsky five-classroom College
Alexander-Mariinsky five-classroom College

 
Irkutsk. Bank of Medvednikova
Bank of Medvednikova

 
Irkutsk. Kindergarten
Kindergarten

 
Irkutsk. Governor's House
Governor's House

 
Irkutsk. Drama Theater
Drama Theater named after Okhlopkov

 
Irkutsk. Palace of Pioneers on Zhelyabov street
Palace of Pioneers on Zhelyabov street

 
Irkutsk. Mining and Metallurgical Institute
Mining and Metallurgical Institute

 
Irkutsk. Institute of Foreign Languages
Institute of Foreign Languages

 
Irkutsk. Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel

 
Irkutsk. Hotel 'Sibir'
Hotel "Sibir"

 
Irkutsk. Irkutsk prison
Irkutsk prison

 
Irkutsk. Bookstore of Makushin and Posokhin
Bookstore of Makushin and Posokhin

 
Irkutsk. Quay of Angara River
Quay of Angara River

 
Irkutsk. The regional committee of the CPSU
The regional committee of the CPSU

 
Irkutsk. Regional of House Officers
Regional of House Officers

 
Irkutsk. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 
Irkutsk. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 
Irkutsk. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city

 

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After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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