Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House, Irkutsk
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Glimpse the lives of some of Russia's most famous revolutionaries at Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House, one of the Siberian abodes that housed exiled nobles. The Decembrist revolt took place in 1825 when factions of the military and noble classes rose up against the autocracy of the Russian czar, resulting in the exiles of thousands of the elite to Siberia's vast expanses. Visit the home of Prince Sergei Volkonsky, one of the uprising's notable figures, and see how he transitioned from his privileged lifestyle to his new home. Explore the interior of the wooden house and its living quarters, replete with musical instruments, decorative furniture, paintings, vases, and other personal belongings of the prince and his family. Don't miss an up-close look at the original books that once belonged to prominent figures in the revolutionary movement, signed with their names. A visit to Irkutsk Regional Memorial Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Irkutsk tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • In the Siberian city of Irkutsk, a representative of the old church can argue Cobb to list. Young noble officers of the failed revolution, noble has been deprived of his or her identity and exile to Siberia Nerchinsk mines for more than 10 years in forced labor and then settled in Irkutsk have been lived by the slopes, you can see the signs.
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  • Really liked it. Walking with the whole family. Great historical site, which is now a little bit.
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  • Nicely preserved house belonging to the Decembrists' after they were exiled to Siberia from Moscow for attempting to rise up and assassinate / remove the Russian Tsar. They were predominantly youngish...  more »