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    Karl Marks Street: Shopping Street in Irkutsk

    by Nuclei Written Nov 19, 2009

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    Karl Marks is the main street in Irkutsk. It passes through all Irkutsk's main area and divides the city into two parts. Along the street, you can find shops for clothings and places for food and drink, any other thing you may need.

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    Various: Shopping

    by salisbury3933 Written Feb 12, 2006

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    We did a fair bit of self catering in Irkutsk as we rented an apartment through a friend of mine in Irkutsk. The central market has all kinds of produce at cheap prices, and there is also a supermarket on Ulitsa Karla Marksa that we visited.

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    Central Market: Food shopping

    by bijo69 Written Oct 3, 2004

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    In Irkutsk you find the central market between ul. Dzerzhinskogo and ul. Timiryazeva. All trams (if I remember it right) stop there. A lot of the produce comes from other CIS countries or from nearby China.

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    SIBERIAN SHOPPING

    by swesn Written Jul 1, 2004

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    Crowds surge to the train for shopping

    As I was on the Trans-Mongolian Railway that came from Mongolia, my train was filled with Mongolian traders. These traders had gone to China to buy a lot of things like clothes, blankets, flasks, lamp-shades, etc..

    Throughout the ride, for four days and nights at every stop, we would see the entire station filled with Russians. These Russians were not there to take the train nor meet someone from the train. They were there to wait for these Mongolian traders and their wares. This happened regardless of time and temperature.

    The Russians would hurl themselves at the traders and quickly go through what they had to sell. They ran from traders to traders. They checked out clothes and shoes by matching them against their bodies hastily. Basically, they had about 25 minutes to do all these and decide if they wanted to buy the items or not.

    Then, the train prepared to chug away and the Mongolian traders would hurry to jump back on and count their Roubles.

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    IRKUTSK : CENTRAL MARKET

    by swesn Written Jul 1, 2004

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    This is a DELIGHTFUL and really huge food market!

    There are sections that sell fresh bread, jams and other preserves, fruits, vegetables, cheese and other dairy products, meat, EVERYTHING!

    If you have a kitchen at your disposal, it is definitely much cheaper to buy your groceries here and whip up your own meals than find an eatery around Irkutsk.

    Also, this is a good place to stock up on bread, jam, fruits, packet noodles before your Trans-Mongolian / Trans-Siberian Rail.

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    Irkutsk Brewery: Admiral Kolchak.... Beer

    by Kap2 Written Apr 5, 2005

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    Beer....

    They have just erected a statute of Admiral Kolchak

    What to buy: Why not enjoy a local when you are there?

    What to pay: 15 rubles?

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