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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  • August 16, 2017
    Very impressed. Firstly, as they lived in the far edge as preserved themselves, relationships with family ... Secondly that the House survived the fire of the year 1879. Thirdly, that Interior managed to recover after a crowd 20-century senediny. The exposition itself, in my opinion, requires a tour escort, but this unfortunately denied. Proposed as an alternative to izi.travel is not impressed.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We stopped in Irkutsk while we were on our way to Lake Baikal, having little time have restricted the must to see. This museum is not to be missed: excellently restored, with signs in English. Don't miss it if you're nearby
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  • August 12, 2017
    Who knows the history of Russia, the course, heard about the hard fate of Decembrists! Knew how nobles even knew in Siberia with comfort!
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