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A photo op for backpackers

We were staying at a hostel near to Karl Marx Street, and this monument was the first that we... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Andrew M
Why not

Some may claim that there are thousands of them around Russian cities but whether these monuments... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Stenungsund, Sweden
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Litvinova St., 1, Irkutsk 664003, Russia
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We were staying at a hostel near to Karl Marx Street, and this monument was the first that we visited on arrival in Irkutsk. It is located at the intersection of Karl Marx and Litvinov street. The monument shows a wide eyed tourist with overloaded...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

There are a lot of statues in Irkutsk, but I like that a city remembers its history in this way. You can learn a lot by vieweing these.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JLC-1972
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

No idea why this is listed as an attraction, it is just a bronze statue on a shopping street, nicely done but an attraction, really!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Some may claim that there are thousands of them around Russian cities but whether these monuments are not made by famous artist the monuments make your trip more memorable. I got happy to see that how many people has liked these sculpture and I was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Hamidrezas
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Irkutsk has a lot to offer. I recommend the city and nearby area including Lake Baikal. This sculpture is cute but don't go out of your way.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Har45
Reviewed 22 October 2017

It's a monumet you can visit like the hundred of thousands of litte sculptures that russia has all over the place. Nice to see, but not worth a tour!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Certainly came across many, many statues while in Russia for a month, so this one was a little different in the fact it was of a backpacker and not a famous Russian person. As others have said, it's not worth trekking out of your way...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

You will walk by this caricature of the Trans Siberian backpacker complete with camera and cargo pants.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank FlutistCPA
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I just happened upon this statue and really liked it. It's a nice statue, but probably not worth going to see specifically.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank KeenanL
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It is a statue one of the main streets of Irkutsk. It's a fun thing to see if you pass by it but I wouldn't go to this statue just because I want to see it. There are some way more impressive statues around Irkutsk...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Pim v
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