Tagged: Siberia

Russia to buy Alaska?

Russia to buy Alaska?

Laurence Jarvik links to a couple of reports that Russia should buy Alaska to solve America’s finacial difficulties. I read the original Washington Post column by Steven Pealstein that proposed selling Alaska as a...

Should Russia waste its money on nuclear weapons

Should Russia waste its money on nuclear weapons

Charlie Ganske at Russia Blog has a thoughtful post about whether Russia should focus its energies on maintaining a nuclear arsenal, or on preventing the breakup of the Motherland. Today’s Washington Times features a...

Khodorkovsky sent to prison in Siberia, plans to complete PhD

Khodorkovsky sent to prison in Siberia, plans to complete PhD

Following his sentencing, ex-Yukos boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been sent to a jail in Siberia – YaG-14/10 to be precise, which is near Chita. His co-defendant, Platon Lebedev has been sent to a prison...

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

Captain Kirk in Irkutsk

One of the joys of writing siberianlight.net is the random stuff I find while searching the net. Take this piece of Star Trek fan-fiction I found today on Technorati, for example, in which Capain...

UNESCO may designate Lake Baikal as “in danger”

UNESCO may designate Lake Baikal as “in danger”

The Moscow Times reports that UNESCO are becoming so concerned about the environmental safety of Lake Baikal that they are considering putting the Lake, already a World Heritage site, on their “in danger” list....

Siberian Forest fires increasing

Siberian Forest fires increasing

The Guardian today reports on the increasing threat that Siberian forest fires are causing to the global environment. Fires in the Siberian forests – the largest in the world and vital to the planet’s...