Little is known about Boris and his allegedly nefarious activities.
When he is in residence in Brisbane, it is known by a few that he has a weekly sojourn with acquaintances at a competitive event. It is trivial. One of his associates is a fellow who resembles Tsar Alexander III. On occasion in Russia, Boris is known to take photos of Alexander III, to remind his colleague of the likeness.
In Irkutsk there are such opportunities. Boris found a photo of Alex aye-aye-aye (as Timofei calls him) in the city museum (note to travelers: don’t bother, not worth 120 rubles entry). On the second occasion, it was a much grander opportunity. There is a 5 metre statue to the fellow at the end of Karla Marxa street. Rather ironic.
The statue was erected to commemorate the original statue erected to commemorate the arrival of the railway, and the new statue was paid for by the railway company.Boris took another photo for Allan!