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The journey continues on board to Ulan-Ude.

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About Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Lake Baikal. Ulan-Ude is located on the main line (Trans-Siberian line) of the Trans-Siberian Railway between Irkutsk and Chita at the junction of the Trans-Mongolian line (the Trans-Mongolian Railway) which begins at Ulan Ude and continues south through Mongolia to Beijing in China.


Until 1991, Ulan-Ude was closed to foreigners. There are old merchants' mansions richly decorated with wood and stone carving in the historical centre of Ulan-Ude, along with the river banks which are exceptional examples of Russian classicism. The city has a large ethnographic museum which recalls the history of the peoples of the region. There is a large and highly unusual statue of the head of Vladimir Lenin in the central square: the largest in the world.


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