Tagged: Siberia

Siberian husky facts

The Siberian husky is one of the most celebrated breeds of dog in the world. Russian’s are truly proud of the hard working and lovable nature of these animals and here are some Siberian...

August: Russia’s month of Disaster

August: Russia’s month of Disaster

Yet another horrendous month for Russia, as a dam explosion kills 70, a suicide bomber kills 20, and a freighter goes missing very publicly in the Atlantic.

Tunguska Documentary

100 years after the Tunguska explosion, a British documentary crew visits Siberia to try and find out what really happened. On the way they talk to everyone, from the crackpots who think it was an exploding alien spacecraft, to the scientists who think it was a metor.

How to build a bridge across the Bering Strait

How to build a bridge across the Bering Strait

A few months ago, news broke (yet again) that Russia planned to build a tunnel under the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska. Well, it looks like a tunnel isn’t the only option on...

90% of Russians drink anti-freeze

A BBC poll reported that 90% of Russians regularly drink anti-freeze.  But not all was as it seemed.  Russian bloggers, taking exception to a Russian language BBC article about alcohol abuse in Izhevsk, decided to...

Miss Yakutia finalist was a man

Scandal hit the Miss Virtual Yakutia contest this year, when it was revealed that one of the finalists… was a man. Newslab.ru reports: Anzhela Adamova was a young man called Oleg Goncharov, who decided...

What’s Google Maps hiding?

The image below is from Google Maps. Notice the blur in the middle? I didn’t put it there – Google did. Click on this link to check for yourself. Then scroll out a bit,...

Attack of the Killer Squirrels

Attack of the Killer Squirrels

Clearly, one should not mess with a siberian squirrel: Squirrels have bitten to death a stray dog which was barking at them in a Russian park, local media report. Passers-by were too late to...