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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 3 weeks ago
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 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

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!!

Thank 356peterg
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

Thank Hamidrezas
Reviewed 6 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.

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!

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Reviewed 11 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

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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.

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

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

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