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 husky facts that you may not know. Siberian Huskies were specifically bred as working dogs The Siberian Husky’s durable qualities weren’t [...]
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.
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 the drawing board. Engineers are also considering how they could build a bridge across the Bering Strait. Or, to be more [...]
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 spam the BBC’s online poll: Within hours, sometimes at a rate of two votes per second, more than 25,000 testified to [...]
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 to take part in the beauty contest by joke. He went to a stylist and after that made a portfolio at [...]
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, using the controls of the left of the screen. Notice anything else? Yep – the blurred out area is in the [...]
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 stop the attack by the black squirrels in a village in the far east, which reportedly lasted about a minute. They [...]