Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists, Irkutsk

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Glimpse the lives of some of Russia's most famous revolutionaries at Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists, 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. Put Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Irkutsk journey planner.
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  • Prince Sergey Volkonsky, who had fought in the Napoleonic War, was the only active general of the reformist movement of the Decembrists. After that coup against Tsar Nicholas I failed, he was...  more »
  • It is when the story of the Decemberist is told that the human spirit seems at its zenith. Acting with charity for the less fortunate and exiled to Siberia for their pains the story of there survival....  more »

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