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Music in Shushenskoe

Mir Sibiri International Festival of Ethnic Music & Crafts

In July around 25,000 music fans make camp in Shushenskoe during the annual Mir Sibiri (previously known as the Sayan Ring Festival). The three-day-long folk-music bash attracts ensembles from across Siberia and the…
Museum in Shushenskoe

Shushenskoe Ethnographic Museum

For the 1970 centenary of Lenin’s birth, a two-block area of the village centre was reconstructed to look as it had in 1870. These well-kept ‘old’ Siberian houses now form the Shushenskoe Ethnographic Museum. Many a…
Cafe in Shushenskoe

Kofeynya Sadko

The only place in town for a sit-down meal is the unexpectedly bright Kofeynya Sadko, opposite the church, where petite portions of flavoursome food arrive on trendy square plates. As virtually the only source of su…
Church in Shushenskoe

Peter & Paul Church

In 1898 Lenin was married in Shushenskoe’s Peter & Paul Church, much to his later embarrassment.