Life here is flashed brightly, then just as suddenly faded. The rapid construction of Trans-Siberian Railway in 1900-1914 years. attracted tens of thousands of people here from all over Russia. In 1940 the village population of more than 2,000 people. After the construction of the Irkutsk hydroelectric station Port was cut off from the main highway. People lost their jobs, emptied and fell into decay in the small towns vosmidesyatikilometrovom railway siding from Port Baikal to the village Kultuk. In the 70's. beginning of a new great building, and began to serve as a port of the water transport hub.
Hence the loads were transferred to the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline. By the end of the 80 major works were completed on the BAM. Life is once again entered a period of crisis. Over the deserted wharves sad hunched monsters hung rusting port cranes. Nineties finally put out the smoldering hotbeds of socialist industrialization. The village remained only those who had at least some work on the railroad, the port or in forestry. In the early 90s.
on the shore of Lake Baikal started new construction. Produced by large commercial enterprises – water bottling plant. Many in Porto hoping to get a job here. It seemed as if the plant was waiting for a brilliant prospect. The peoples of all countries and continents eagerly awaited arrival on the market of bottled waters of the sacred sea. Established enterprise, the shareholders which was part of the East-Siberian Railway, has mastered a few million to buy equipment. The cost estimates exceeded actual costs by several times. In addition, it appears that bring products to market much more complicated than it seemed inexperienced in marketing locomotives adjustment. According to rumors, western consumers have been hard to see how you can drink water from a reservoir in which floats a large animal, as a seal. Another social discovery was that the local workforce has historically exhausted its potential. Simply put, they were unable to fit into the working mode of the enterprise. We had to build a dormitory for specialists from Irkutsk and organize their work on a rotational manner. The collective image of a local resident, paints a human grated, hard, stubborn and not very sociable. At the same time he knows his own worth and has experience autonomous existence. He used to be content with little and does not know envy. He possesses the skills to survive, but would not make this sensation. When the book is indebted to the village grocery store is particularly plump, shop suddenly burns out. People here live in some other time rhythm. Perhaps the true reason for the attractiveness of this place lies in the fact that this atmosphere of timelessness covers everyone who decided here stay at least a couple of days. Entrepreneurial initiative is against this background that alien. As a rule, people came in Irkutsk, which do not favor local labor resources, drawing on the construction of tourist Objects work force from neighboring countries.