Siberia
Siberian synagogue built by former child soldiers returned to Jewish community
Ten people killed in Siberian factory fire
Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok suburbs airlifted to national park
Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting
Russian 'show trial' film aims to turn up heat on Moscow
Russian man builds church of snow for village without chapel
Российский МСБ: стратегии и реальность
Radiation levels near this Siberian village were 1,000 times above normal last fall. But no one worried much
2018-02-16 14:27:48 Boris Salomatin has lived his entire 60 years down a dirt road in the tiny village of Khudaiberdynsk, a few miles from the entrance to the massive Mayak nuclear fuel reprocessing complex. The year he was born, this Siberian landscape on the edge of the Ural Mountains bore the brunt of one of the world's worst nuclear accidents. On Sept. 29, 1957, decades before Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima entered the lexicon of landmark nuclear disasters, a buried cache of liquid radioactive waste from Mayak exploded   Read More ...
Power of Siberia 2 - China Likely to Build Yet Another Massive Russian Gas Pipeline
2018-02-14 12:03:40 Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline is more than two-thirds complete. It will be delivering gas to China by the end of this year. A second pipeline is still under discussion. A report yesterday from Alex Mercouris at The Duran noted some frustration from Chinaover the irregular liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies coming from its contract partners in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. It seems the Turkemi and Uzbek governments are shaking down China for better prices because gas demand in Western China’s autonomous regions is growing rapidly   Read More ...
2 killed in helicopter crash in Siberia
2018-02-12 16:22:19 The Russian Emergencies Ministry says a helicopter has crash-landed in Siberia, killing two of its crew and injuring four other people, the second deadly crash in Russia in as many days. The ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter went down Monday near the village of Alexandrovka in the Tomsk region, about 3,000 kms east of Moscow. It was carrying a patient to a local hospital when it crashed   Read More ...
Siberian tiger suffering dental problems now receiving treatment after coming to village 'for help'
2018-02-02 09:08:21 A Siberian tiger that blocked the front door of a house in a Russian village, had come in for "help" with severe dental problems, the director of a local animal centre has claimed. Sergey Aramilev said the creature “behaved absolutely peacefully, as if she was waiting for help”. The predator, one of fewer than 600 still living in the wild, came out from the forest in the Khabarovsk region of Russia lying down on the porch of a property in the village of Solonetsovy   Read More ...
Siberian synagogue built by former child soldiers returned to Jewish community
2018-02-01 14:21:35 TOMSK, Russia (JTA) — A Siberian wooden synagogue that was built in 1906 by Jews who were abducted as children and conscripted into the czar’s army was returned to the local Jewish community. The Jewish community of Tomsk last year received control over the Soldiers’ Synagogue, which is one of just a handful of wooden synagogues worldwide. But the handover is to be officially completed on Thursday, at a ceremony attended by Berel Lazar, a chief rabbi of Russia   Read More ...
The temperature in Siberia warmed more than 100 degrees in two weeks
2018-01-31 09:46:49 As an antidote to the report of minus-88 degree weather in the Siberian outpost of Oymyakon earlier this month, we give you this: The temperature in a settlement just to its east was an astonishing 126 degrees warmer two weeks later. The mercury in Omolon, Russia, reached its warmest January temperature ever recorded Monday: a relatively toasty 38.4 degrees. How often do you see a high temperature anywhere that's 64°F above normal?? Omolon, Russia, smashed its all-time Jan   Read More ...
Siberian teen wounds six in school axe attack
2018-01-19 18:10:25 Moscow, Russia | AFP | A teenage boy injured six people, five of them minors, in an axe attack in a Siberian classroom on Friday, local authorities said, days after 15 were injured in a knife fight at another Russian school. Investigators said the boy, thought to be 15 or 16, carried out the attack in a class of children aged around 12 or 13 in the city of Ulan-Ude near the Mongolian border   Read More ...
Siberian teen wounds six in school axe attack
2018-01-19 12:00:19 MOSCOW (AFP) - A teenage boy injured six people, five of them minors, in an axe attack in a Siberian classroom on Friday (Jan 19), local authorities said, days after 15 were injured in a knife fight at another Russian school. Investigators said the boy, thought to be 15 or 16, carried out the attack in a class of children aged around 12 or 13 in the city of Ulan-Ude near the Mongolian border   Read More ...
It’s so cold in parts of Siberia that eyelashes are freezing
2018-01-17 19:10:32 YAKUTIA, Russia — Temperatures in parts of the Siberian region of Yakutia have dropped to minus 67 degrees Celsius, prompting even eyelashes to freeze. Residents of the remote region, about 3,300 miles east of Moscow, are certainly accustomed to record-cold weather. Anastasia Gruzdeva posted this selfie, taken on Sunday in the city of Yakutsk. In her caption she said: “You all know that we have -50 degrees here, right? And yes, we still get out of the house…it’s kind of hot actually   Read More ...
Siberian helicopter maker has eyes on India
2018-01-17 14:31:39 ULAN-UDE (RUSSIA) (AFP) - As a helicopter buzzes in circles despite a blizzard, thousands are busy working in the huge hangars of a Siberia-based aircraft maker, eager to win a contract with India that would be a major coup for Russia's defence industry. "It can drop to minus 40 degrees in winter or soar to plus 40 (40-104 Fahrenheit) in summer here, allowing us to test the machines in extreme conditions," chief engineer Sergei Solomin said as he walked on the frozen tarmac, a fur hat keeping him warm   Read More ...
Trial for serial killer opens in Russia's Siberia
2018-01-11 12:20:53 MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Siberia has opened hearings in the trial of a former policeman who is charged with the murder of 60 people. Mikhail Popkov, from the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk, was first arrested in 2012 and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 22 women. While in custody, Popkov confessed to 20 more. Local police have for years been investigating murders in the Irkutsk region where dozens of women were raped and killed in secluded spots   Read More ...
At least 10 killed in Siberian warehouse fire
2018-01-04 18:43:39 MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say at least 10 people have been killed in a warehouse fire in a Siberian village and that the dead are believed to be workers from China and Kyrgyzstan. The fire broke out Thursday morning at a shoe manufacturing company in the village of Chernoretsky, about 2,800 kilometers (1,800 miles) east of Moscow. A statement from the Emergencies Ministry says there were fatalities but did not give details   Read More ...
Reports: At least 10 killed in Siberian warehouse fire
2018-01-04 17:04:31 MOSCOW - Russian news reports say at least 10 people have been killed in a warehouse fire in a Siberian village and that the dead are believed to be workers from China and Kyrgyzstan. The fire broke out Thursday morning at a shoe manufacturing company in Chernoretsky village about 2,800 kilometres (1,800 miles) east of Moscow. A statement from the Emergencies Ministry says there were fatalities but did not give details   Read More ...
At least 10 killed in Siberian warehouse fire
2018-01-04 16:14:37 MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say at least 10 people have been killed in a warehouse fire in a Siberian village and that the dead are believed to be workers from China and Kyrgyzstan. The fire broke out Thursday morning at a shoe manufacturing company in Chernoretsky village about 2,800 kilometers (1,800 miles) east of Moscow. A statement from the Emergencies Ministry says there were fatalities but did not give details   Read More ...
10 dead in Siberian factory fire
2018-01-04 15:02:02 MOSCOW: At least 10 people perished after a fire tore through a shoe factory in Russia on Thursday, with seven Chinese labourers among the fatalities, officials said. The blaze at the small plant in the village of Chernorechenskiy, some 50km south of Siberian city Novosibirsk, broke out at around 9am (0200 GMT, 10am Malaysia), news agencies reported. Thick black smoke caused by the burning of synthetic materials could be seen around the factory, where around 30 people worked   Read More ...
Ten people killed in Siberian factory fire
2018-01-04 12:51:14 MOSCOW - Ten people were killed after a fire tore through a shoe factory in the Siberian region of Novosibirsk in eastern Russia, a local prosecutor's' office said on its website on Thursday. Chinese citizens were likely to have been among the dead, it said in the statement, adding that the fire was caused by a closed-circuit fault. RIA news agency, citing the emergency services, said the dead included seven Chinese, two citizens of Kyrgyzstan and one Russian   Read More ...
Siberia's Santa: Lord of the Cold
2017-12-02 22:45:12 Residents of what is known as the coldest village on Earth have celebrated the start of winter. Oymyakon in Siberia has its own version of Santa: he's called 'Chyskhaan', the Lord of the Cold. And cold it is. The temperature was minus 56 degrees Celsius on Friday (Dec. 1) when Chyskhaan performed his annual ritual congratulating all Russians and welcoming the start of winter   Read More ...
Siberian city erects Minecraft-style Lenin monument
2017-11-29 19:00:09 A monument of former Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin in the style of the Minecraft video game has been erected in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The pixelated cardboard statue was unveiled last week as part of an art project and stands on top of a platform at the entrance to the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, which was named after Lenin until the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991   Read More ...
Russia's bid to force hermit living in Siberian wilderness since family fled Joseph Stalin to return to civilisation
2017-11-17 13:06:11 Russia is trying to force a hermit peasant who has been living in the Siberian wilderness since her family fled Joseph Stalin in 1936 to return to civilisation. Agafya Lykova, 73, is the last survivor of a devout family who opted out of Stalin's repressions and moved into the forests. They existed undetected for more than 40 years until their hideaway was spotted from the air   Read More ...
Russian Ripper ex-cop charged with killing and mutilating 19 women in Siberia in seven-year murder spree
2017-11-17 04:27:51 An alleged Russian 'Jack the Ripper' has been charged with killing and mutilating 19 women in Siberia. Former policeman Evgeny Chuplinsky, 52, reportedly happily married to a glamorous and acclaimed dentist, will stand trial next year after evading investigators for years. His victims were aged between 18 and 31, in a murder spree between 1998 and 2005, say police. In an effort to snare the killer some 5,000 local men were checked, 8,000 witnesses questioned and 300 forensic analyses completed   Read More ...
Perfectly preserved extinct cave lion cubs found in Siberia
2017-11-16 10:03:48 A 50,000-year-old cave lion cub has been found perfectly preserved by a Japan-Russia joint research team in Siberia. The new specimen of the now extinct species follows on quickly from two cave lion cubs the size of kittens being discovered in 2015, scientists revealed Nov. 15. All three cubs were found in permafrost in Russia's Republic of Sakha in Siberia. “In the days ahead we want to check and make clear how cave lions differed from today's lions,” said Naoki Suzuki, a professor at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo   Read More ...
Russian Zookeeper Speaks Out About Terrifying Moment a Siberian Tiger Mauled Her
2017-11-16 08:04:45 A Russian zookeeper reveals what went through her mind the moment a 16-year-old male Siberian tiger pounced on her. Nadezhda Srivastava, 44, was attacked when Typhoon snuck up behind her in the Kaliningrad Zoo in Russia on Nov. 5. “He approached very quietly,” she told . “I did not expect this and had no time to react — let alone run away   Read More ...
3 frozen cave lion cubs discovered in Siberia since 2015: researchers
2017-11-16 06:46:01 The remains of three frozen Eurasian cave lions have been discovered in the permafrost in Russia's Sakha Republic in the northeast of Siberia since 2015, a Japanese and Russian research team announced on Nov. 15. Two of the lions discovered in 2015 by the team including researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences and Jikei University were found to be newborn siblings from their physical characteristics and other information   Read More ...
Russia and China Open HUGE Copper Mining Complex in Siberia
2017-11-10 09:02:46 While Americans squabble about confederate statues, and obsess over Harvey Weinstein, Russia and China are actually getting things done. Russian evening news reports that the Eurasian giants have joined forces to open a new mining venture in deepest Siberia that will extract copper, gold, and iron-ore. Investment is in the multiple billions as roads, rail spurs and enormous infrastructure have been set up in what was previously untouched wilderness   Read More ...
In Rural Siberia the Hospital Comes to You
2017-09-27 16:12:21 Siberia is big. Really big. It's also sparsely populated. Some big cities and numerous isolated villages. You can't build a hospital in every village, but neither can you leave them to fend for themselves. Luckily there's a railway. Still the most reliable mode of transport in a part of the world where winter lasts nine months. Thus the Russian health ministry operates five hospital trains which make periodic visits to the villages   Read More ...
Russia launches strategic missile forces drills in Siberia
2017-09-26 17:37:07 MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has launched military drills involving intercontinental ballistic missiles in Siberia. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday the maneuvers involve the Yars missile launchers along with support vehicles. It said 4,000 troops will be involved. The Yars, the most advanced nuclear-tipped missile in the Russian military arsenal, is mounted on a heavy truck, making it more difficult for an enemy to spot and destroy it   Read More ...
Russia conducts military drills with ICBMs in Siberia
2017-09-26 17:03:39 MOSCOW - The Russian military has launched military drills involving intercontinental ballistic missiles in Siberia. The Defence Ministry said Tuesday the manoeuvrs involve the Yars missile launchers along with support vehicles. It said 4,000 troops will be involved. The Yars, the most advanced nuclear-tipped missile in the Russian military arsenal, is mounted on a heavy truck, making it more difficult for an enemy to spot and destroy it   Read More ...
Russia to Spend $7.6 Billion Upgrading the Trans-Siberian Railway
2017-08-28 12:10:41 Russian has approved US$2.5 billion to expand and modernize the Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur railways as part of a larger rail project to boost economic growth and exports from the country’s Far East region that borders the Pacific Ocean. President Vladimir Putin has given the green light for the government to allocate money from the National Welfare Fund for this stage of the railway expansion project, which could eventually cost $9   Read More ...
A Russian Businessman’s Road From Siberia to Success
2017-05-26 23:42:10 Photo MOSCOW — He was rejected by the K.G.B. He couldn’t sell vodka to Russians. He went broke. Then Andrei V. Trubnikov bet on a dish-soap factory and started making shampoo. He is one of Russia’s most successful businessmen, at the helm of a global cosmetics brand. A strapping man who adorns himself in ethnic jewelry and indigenous talismans and decorates his office with wooden masks and fish tanks, Mr   Read More ...
Three die in raging Siberia wildfires in Russia
2017-05-25 14:38:39 Russia Thursday launched a probe into the deaths of three people in Siberian wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced the authorities to impose a state of emergency. Two people were found dead in the town of Kansk in Russia's Siberian Krasnoyarsk region, according to investigators in the region, who said a fire spread in the area due to hot weather and strong wind   Read More ...
Editor shot dead in Russia's Siberia
2017-05-25 13:57:23 MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say the editor of a local newspaper in Siberia has been shot dead. The Investigative Committee in the Krasnoyarsk region said in a statement on Thursday that 42-year-old Dmitry Popkov, editor of the Ton-M newspaper, was found dead with gunshot wounds outside his home in the city of Minusinsk late on Wednesday. The investigators had no details of the killing but said they were looking into several possible motives, including Popkov's work   Read More ...
Editor shot dead in Russia’s Siberia
2017-05-25 13:23:39 Russian investigators say the editor of a local newspaper in Siberia has been shot dead. The Investigative Committee in the Krasnoyarsk region said in a statement on Thursday that 42-year-old Dmitry Popkov, editor of the Ton—M newspaper, was found dead with gunshot wounds outside his home in the city of Minusinsk late on Wednesday. The investigators had no details of the killing but said they were looking into several possible motives, including Popkov’s work   Read More ...
Editor shot dead in Russia's Siberia
2017-05-25 13:12:47 Russian investigators say the editor of a local newspaper in Siberia has been shot dead. The Investigative Committee in the Krasnoyarsk region said in a statement on Thursday that 42-year-old Dmitry Popkov, editor of the Ton-M newspaper, was found dead with gunshot wounds outside his home in the city of Minusinsk late on Wednesday. The investigators had no details of the killing but said they were looking into several possible motives, including Popkov's work   Read More ...
Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok suburbs airlifted to national park
2017-05-19 03:30:36 MOSCOW – A Siberian tiger that terrorized Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast, wild Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive. The tiger, nicknamed Vladik, was captured last October on the edge of Vladivostok. He was helicoptered Monday to Bikin National Park, 500 km (350 miles) farther north. Russia has declared Siberian, or Amur, tigers a protected species   Read More ...
Siberian tiger that terrified Vladivostok gets new wild home
2017-05-18 17:41:59 MOSCOW (AP) — A Siberian tiger that terrorized Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok by prowling its suburbs has been relocated to a vast, wild Russian national park where officials hope he will thrive. The tiger, nicknamed Vladik, was captured last October on the edge of Vladivostok. He was helicoptered Monday to Bikin National Park, 500 kilometers (350 miles) further north   Read More ...
Putin Exiles Lavrov to Siberia for Not Divulging Super Sensitive US Secrets Provided by Trump
2017-05-17 18:33:29 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will receive 5 years of hard Siberian labor for not divulging US nuclear codes provided by Trump. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is a traitor. During his secretive meeting with Donald Trump last week, Lavrov was provided with thousands of terabytes of top secret information. Victory! Except after Lavrov returned to Moscow, he failed to divulge this super secret information to Putin or Russia's secret services   Read More ...
Researchers present first results of solar observations with the Siberian Radioheliograph
2017-05-03 13:00:27 (Phys.org)—Russian scientists have presented the first results of solar observations made with the new radioheliograph of the Siberian Solar Radio Telescope (SSRT). The Siberian Radioheliograph (SRH), has recently commenced regular observations of active processes in the sun's atmosphere, which will allow better monitoring of solar activity. Results of the initial SRH observations were described in a paper published Apr. 25 on arXiv   Read More ...
Keanu comes to town: Why a rural Manitoba town's transformed into Siberia
2017-04-18 14:51:36 The small rural community of Marquette, Man. has undergone a makeover of late. There is a newly-erected Russian-language billboard, vehicles with unfamiliar Russian licence plates and a once-ordinary house has been transformed to look like a junkyard. And the scenery isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The community, located about 46 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, has become the temporary working home for Hollywood mega-star Keanu Reeves   Read More ...
The highs and lows of a trans-Siberian train journey
2017-04-09 10:08:38 Click the link to follow the journey in the series, Train Of Thought. My Trans-Siberian journey from Moscow would take me to Irkutsk, the gateway to Lake Baikal. One of my biggest worries was missing a train. One missed train would trigger a domino effect – and I could not afford to lose time or money for fresh tickets. Concerned about finding the right platform, I got someone from the hostel to write the question in Russian in my notebook   Read More ...
Lake Baikal is Russia's vast and beautiful sacred sea
2017-04-03 04:11:34 Heart of Siberia Despite threats from oil pipelines and other human activity, Lake Baikal remains largely pristine, its ecology insulated from environmental degradation by its sheer immensity and far-flung location. Located in the heart of Siberia, it sits 3,500 kilometers west of the Pacific and over 4,000 kilometers east of Moscow. The gateway to the lake is the Russian city of Irkutsk, a stop on the famed Trans-Siberian Railway, which many visitors (on relaxed schedules) use to arrive and depart   Read More ...