Baikal Astrophysical Observatory, Listvyanka

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  • Upon reaching the promenade or Listvyanka to impasse, turn left and go deep between homes under the barking dogs from under every fence. We reach the "Constellation of Baikal" and see what is in front of us with a wicket gate if closed. Open the gate (it's on the hook, which is easy to otvorjaetsja manually) and we pass on, confidently uphill minutes 15-20. On the territory of the Observatory to do nothing except listen to barking guard dog. The only thing that we were allowed to climb on iron stairs to the telescope and do a couple of pictures of Baikal-a view from there. While initially the protection of us actively vyprovazhivala away. Perhaps there are some excursions and give a peek through the telescope, but we especially are not interested. But, as everywhere in Russia unlike the rest of the world for tourists and travelers on Baikal little adapted: mestrah 500 from Observatory located grand staircase tower with lifting. Think for tourists? How would not. Access denied, surrounded by barbed wire, all likely to live. Some apparently state object.
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  • There was no indication of the local tourist agencies. Few knew how to get there, opening hours, etc. After several questions, we were told that the site now is private and does not receive visitors. There is no indication of that, besides, obviously, the difficulty in communication with the inhabitants to figure that out.
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  • The handbooks describe the Observatory. In fact, it turned out that the only organized tours. Where can I find these excursions is unclear. On site nobody says anything (((Reached on foot and went back. the only plus walked around such beauty. Employees who conducted a tour for foreigners just passed by and not even asked what we are doing in this very remote corner ( probably don't need the money) is shorter than the feeling of moth. The watchman we asked-where to go? why, there are foreigners. I say you can walk to see through a telescope? -Foreigners. In short I went to the door and back. No phones, no contacts anything ((((((Sorry
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  • Closed area, you need to register for the trip separately. Otherwise you would drive guard
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  • Very nice view from the lookout. To get to the telescope need to agree in advance with staff of the Observatory on excursions.
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