Kamchatka diaries: How to meet a bear and survive

Kamchatka diaries: How to meet a bear and survive

In August 2014, Siberian journalist Diana Serebrennikova went to Kurile Lake to assist the employees of the Yuzhno-Kamchatsky Wildlife Reserve during the tourist season and see how people and bears have learned to live together on their shared territory.
Dangerous encounters: in search of killer whales

Dangerous encounters: in search of killer whales

In June 2014 specialists that study killer whales went on an expedition to one of the Kuril Islands – Paramushir island – to study the co...
Ovsyanka village, visiting Astafiev’s memorial houses

Ovsyanka village, visiting Astafiev’s memorial houses

Once upon a time on the side of the great Siberian non-freezing Yenisey River a little boy created hundreds of memorable characters led by the King F...
Shushenskoye: A village with live history

Shushenskoye: A village with live history

In the 19th century it was a secluded and remote village, old-timers used to joke: ‘Beyond Shushenskoye only the Sayany Mountains, beyond the Sayany ...
In the footsteps of Ivan Chersky

In the footsteps of Ivan Chersky

Hamar-Daban Ridge inhabitants are quite diverse, brown bear, moose and hazel grouse. They are accustomed to the beauty of the place but for a city-dw...
Siberian relicts of the past, at the nation’s pantry

Siberian relicts of the past, at the nation’s pantry

In 1627 Ermak’s Cossack brigade founded Bolshertsky outpost on the side of the picturesque Irtysh River. Few things changed ever since: young w...
Kuturchiny. Lost in the taiga

Kuturchiny. Lost in the taiga

Only few people know about a unique corner of nature in Krasnoyarsk Province called Kuturchinskoye Belogorye (Kuturchiny White highland) located in t...
The Ergaki. Highland riches

The Ergaki. Highland riches

Seven days of arduous hike, ten hours of footage on video cassettes and complete freedom – from reality and in my ...