Welcome to Irkutsk, Russia
Irkutsk was founded in 1661 as a Cossack settlement for trading gold and furs. It was declared a city in 1686, and connected to Europe via a road constructed in 1760. In the 18th century it gained significance as a transportation and trading centre of Eastern Siberia. It was a hub of the Tea Road between China and India and European Russia.
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We’re heading to Vladivostok next
The last stop on this trip is Vladivostok.
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