BBC published the 6th episode of the “Last Man Standing” tv show on YouTube. This part is dedicated to the long distance race over frozen wastelands in Siberia’s Kamchatka.
Maria Sharapova may be the world’s richest sportswoman in the world, but she is proud of her Russian origin. She was born in the small industrial town of Nyagan, West Siberia, Russia.
The girl who left Europe for the United States as a nine-year-old before becoming a Wimbledon champion at 17 and a future world number one, said yesterday that every time she hears her town of Nyagan mentioned, she gets the shivers, reports news.com.au.
“I am really happy and proud of where I come from. It’s fun to hear when they announce me and they don’t just say born in Russia, they actually say I was born in Nyagan, Siberia,” Sharapova said.
“Every time I hear that, you can hear the crowd go ‘whoa’. Like, I don’t think people actually realise that’s where I was born. When they say it I feel so proud.
So, where is Nyagan? See the city info and photographs.
Amazing! I live relatively close to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia, and I didn’t know that a tourist train runs around Lake Baikal using Trans-Baikal Railway until I read the following press release from Russian Railways.
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One of FAQs is “How to make it from Yakutsk to Chukotka overland?” Here is the living answer. Follow Moscovite’s 4wd expedition launched in the early March 2012 and about to complete by the end of the current month.
They started in Nerungri, South Yakutia, and plan to finish in Chukotka. I think, it should be Pevek.
Their route is Nerungri – Yakutsk – Kyubyume – Oymyakon – Kyubyume – Ust Nera – Sinegorie (Magadan Oblast, see the above photo) – Susuman – Magadan – Kadykchan – Ust Nera (back to Yakutia) – Sasyr – Zyryanka – Srednekolymsk – Bilibino (Chukotka) – … and once again Chukotka.
This is the way the protest against unfair elecations is done in the city of Barnaul in Siberia, Russia. By toys LEGO and Kinder.
At the first glance, it looks funny and smart (no fun to stay outdoor in the cold), but it is not so funny now for the mini protest organizers. Russian police started invistigation.
The toy protest was arranged by student Olga Artamonova and her felllows. She says that the protest was actually against the permission system existing in Russia. As you know, any organization, that plans to get our for the protest, is required to inform the police and local authorities about it in advance.
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Slow-motion video with clouds over Olkhon Island at Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. Pretty relaxing. And nature is awesome!
How will Bering Strait look like, if the 60-billion-dollars Siberian-Alaskan Railway bridge be constructed? Totally different, we might guess.
Igor Shpilenok is a famous Russian blogger and photographer. Regularly, he posts on his LJ blog fascinating photographs of animals living in nature reserves across the country. One of his lovely place is Kronotsky Nature Reserve in Kamchatka, Russia.
And he’s got the answer to the question, “Why do bears rise on their hindfoot?”
“A behind the scenes look at my trip to Chukotka, Russia. I was traveling around Chukotka starting with Anadyr (capital of Chukotka) and into the very deep Tundra where nobody lives except small tribal groups of reindeer herders, staying and photographing them in their everyday life, and it was a life changing experience.” (c) Sasha Leahovcenco.
I do really like Valery Titievsky’s street photographs of Novosibirsk, Russia. It’s his home city and it’s where he lives and works. Valery is a pro photographer.
Thanks to him, we can follow the winter life of the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.