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Sounds from Hell in Siberia

Sounds from Hell in Siberia

Myths and legends have been with us for decades but after the internet began to take hold in the mid 1990’s there was an explosion of so called Urban Myths. No area of the...

Siberian wolf

Siberian wolf

The term Siberian Wolf can be a little misleading at times as it is often used in connection with three different animal species. Firstly there is the Siberian Wolf itself which is the largest...

What does Siberia mean

What does Siberia mean

The Siberia region of Russia is a fascinating land of contrasts and while many see it as a frozen, inhospitable wasteland it is on the other hand, an area rich in minerals and some...

Siberian Amethyst

Siberian Amethyst

Russia as a whole, and Siberia in particular, is home to a very rich source of mineral deposits including a stunning array of precious stones. As we’ve seen before, Siberia produces an incredible selection...

How deep is Lake Baikal

How deep is Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal, in the south eastern corner of Siberia is one of Russia’s hidden treasures and it is surprising to learn that little is known about it beyond its native shores. Quite simply, Lake...

Ivan Pavlov Biography

Ivan Pavlov Biography

Ivan Pavlov was a celebrated Russian physiologist and Nobel Prize winner who discovered the Conditioned Reflex but like many famous names from the country’s history, we seem to know very little about him. Of...

Siberian Prison Camps

Siberian Prison Camps

While we are all doubtless aware of the network of Gulags that ran through Siberia in the early years of the Soviet Union, how much do we really know about these Siberian prison camps?...

Valentina Tereshkova Facts

Valentina Tereshkova Facts

The space race was a fascinating era for those who like to study recent Russian history and there are many notable achievements that can be claimed by the former USSR. While the Soviet Union...

Stalin’s Purges

Stalin’s Purges

The cruel reign of Josef Stalin as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was probably the bleakest period in Russia’s history. During this time, millions of ordinary Russian Citizens died...

Is Moscow in Europe or Asia

Is Moscow in Europe or Asia

While it may seem like an obvious query, it can at times be difficult to find a definitive answer to this question. While Russia is such a massive country it spans both continents but...