James Brown travels to the capital of Siberia, Irkutsk, where he'll tour a city made famous by exiled Decembrist artists and nobles. He gets acquainted with the marine life of nearby Lake Baikal, including the lake's indigenous seal. James then meets two trained seals up close and personal at a local aquatic show, introduces us to a science show for kids, and visits Russia's largest solar telescope.
Switching gears, James takes us to an island in Lake Baikal where the local Buryat people have been practicing Shamanism for centuries. Next, he's off to surf Baikal's chilly waters before donning a backpack and trekking through the Baikal area's vast trail network. Finally, he travels on horseback to a Buryat community where he's taught how to make the traditional food of the local people.