Astronaut Ivan Vagner captured from ISS Irkutsk, Russia.
Irkutsk (Иркутск) is the largest city and administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. with over 600K population. The city proper lies on the Angara River, a tributary of the Yenisei, 72km below its outflow from Lake Baikal and on the bank opposite the suburb of Glaskovsk. The Trans-Siberian Railway connect Irkutsk to other regions in Russia and Mongolia, and when the railway reached Irkutsk, it had earned the nickname of “The Paris of Siberia.” Irkutsk originally had a borderline subarctic climate (Dwc). Since 2000, the temperatures have resembled a humid continental climate (Dwb). Snow cover has disappeared earlier, from late April in the 1930s to late March in the 1980s. Discontinuous permafrost depth had decreased from 200m to 100m from 1930s to 1980s.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.