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Irtish Ferry

To cross the Irtish ferry is to be laid on the shelf. The ferry of the Irtish is crossed by those who are exiled to Siberia. It is regarded in Russia as the ferry of political death.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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