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IRKUTSK, July 17 (Itar-Tass) —— An islet on the Angara River has been put up for sale, a source in the real estate agency in Russia’s Siberian city of Irkutsk told Itar-Tass.
Having 2.8 hectares in area, the isle of Talovy is uninhibited. The only building there is a hut for fishermen. There is no electricity on the islet. It can be reached from Irkutsk by water in five minutes. There are bushes, trees and grass on it, its coastline is pebbly and sandy. The island is privately owned.
According to the real estate agency, local residents seem to show little interest in the deal, although having islands in private property is very popular in the West, mostly among missionaries, celebrities, sportsmen. In Russia such kind of deals are a rare thing. In the mean time, a number of islands on Chudskoye and Pskovskoye Lakes are already offered for sale.