Irkutsk

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Irkutsk
Иркутск
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Information
Country:
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Russia
Region (oblast):
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Irkutsk Oblast
Population: 587,891
Licence plate: 38, 85, 138
Major roads: M53, M55
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Irkutsk (Russian: Иркутск) is a city in Siberia, Russia on the western shores of Lake Baikal.

Hitchhiking out

North West towards Angarsk, Kansk, Krasnoyarsk (M-53)

In Irkutsk, take a number 30 bus going to новоленино (Novolenino), and go right to the very end of the route. The M-53 runs along beside the final bus stop. The road is excellent to hitch on as the traffic is slow and there is plenty of room to pull over. You should very quickly get a ride to Angarsk at least, possibly much further.

Southwest towards Sludianka, Ulan-Ude, Chita (M-55)

From downtown Irkutsk, near the main market, take a minibus (marshrutka) in the direction Shelekhov (Шелехов) until one of the last stops (not the last one); ask your driver for the federalnaya towards Baikal (approximately 50 minutes, about 37 Rubels). You will be on the M55 highway which goes around the southern shores of Lake Baikal to Ulan-Ude. There is a great hitchhiking spot.

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