The settlement of Barguzin in the Barguzinsky District
has a few interesting historical sites and houses where famous people used to live. One of them is the house of Zenon Frantsevich Svatosh
The house belonged to Zenon Frantsevich Svatosh, a world famous zoologist, biologist and geographer. Zenon Frantsevich Svatosh was one of the founders and the second manager of the Barguzin nature reserve that was the only nature reserve in Russia at that time.
He is also famous for being the world`s first and only scientist to experiment on raising sables of the Barguzin breed in captivity. Barguzin District