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Archive - October 2011

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Bering straight bridge

It still comes as a surprise for many people to learn that Russia and the USA are just a few miles apart at the shortest point. When you look at a traditional atlas, many thousands of miles separate the two countries...

Rostov ripper

Any study into the minds of the world’s biggest serial killers is likely to include the horrific acts of Andrei Chikatilo. The man who became known as the Rostov Ripper was ultimately responsible for somewhere between...

Lake Baikal monster

Lake Baikal in south eastern Siberia is the oldest and deepest lake in the world and its vast size combined with its longevity gives the whole region an almost mystical quality. The Lake is prone to myth and legend and...

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 of all wolves. The term...

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 fascinating wildlife that make it a...

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 of Russian...

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