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an island in northwestern Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. It is separated from the shore by the Maloe More and Ol’khonskie Vorota straits. Area, 730 sq km; elevations, to 1,276 m. The island is composed of Archean gneisses, marbles, quartzites, and granites. There is larch taiga in the north and steppe in the south. Strong northwest winds are typical. The settlement of Khuzhir is located on Ol’khon Island.

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Open Competition: supply of diesel oil for the needs GUEP Oblkommunenergo-Sales in Ust-Udi, Usolsky and Olkhon district of the Irkutsk region.
Russian authorities said that a man had died while traveling in a Volkswagen with six people on the frozen lake close to Siberia's remote Olkhon Island late Friday.
The next day we set off for an eight-hour road journey to Olkhon Islands in Lake Baikal.
Conditions are going to dictate my speed and route choice and so it's impossible to predict my finish time but if the conditions are favourable then I'm hoping to reach the midway check point on the tip of Olkhon Island in 30 hours.
There is abundant archaeological evidence for buried dogs in Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic cemeteries: for example, the joint burial of a man and two dogs was found on the island of Olkhon (Lake Baikal) (Konopatskiy 1982: 44) and numerous burials of dogs were also recorded at the site of Skateholm I (Larsson 1988).