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Siberia: Geographical region in Russia
Siberia is an extensive geographical region spanning much of Eurasia and North Asia. Siberia has been part of modern Russia since the 17th century.


Frozen bird discovered in Siberia is around 46,000 years old, researchers say

This is the first bird carcass procured from Ice Age permafrost deposits, researchers note. It's an ancestor of two different lark subspecies. - Published

How to survive a Siberian winter with no home

Like many of Siberia's homeless, Alexei Vergunov survives freezing night-time temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius by sleeping under an industrial heating pipe for warmth.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Siberia

On a frozen Siberian lake, festival-goers mark the Lunar New Year [Video]On a frozen Siberian lake, festival-goers mark the Lunar New Year

Dancers perform the Yokhor, a traditional circle dance.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Igloo festival brings hundreds to Siberian reservoir [Video]Igloo festival brings hundreds to Siberian reservoir

More than 100 snow domes are being built on Novosibirsk Reservoir. Teams at the igloo festival are given two-and-a-half hours to construct their creations.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

'We can't go out': Coronavirus evacuee in Siberia describes life in quarantine [Video]'We can't go out': Coronavirus evacuee in Siberia describes life in quarantine

'We can't go out': Coronavirus evacuee in Siberia describes life in quarantine

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:34Published

This Russian City May Be Earth's Coldest Populated Area [Video]This Russian City May Be Earth's Coldest Populated Area

Yakutsk, Russia, can be found in the province of Siberia, nearly 300 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published


Racing on a frozen lake as ice cracks below

Over three days, competitors around the world travel 205km on Siberia's frozen Lake Baikal.
BBC News - Published

Russian Jehovah's Witness adherent was tortured in custody, says lawyer

Russian law enforcement officers in Siberia detained an adherent of the Jehovah's Witnesses late one evening this week and drove him to a secluded area where they beat him violently and threatened him,..
Reuters - Published

Russia discharges second Chinese national to recover from coronavirus

Russia discharged a Chinese national from hospital in the Siberian city of Chita on Wednesday after he recovered from a coronavirus infection, local authorities said.
Reuters - Published

What is causing the mysterious giant 'ice rings' in Siberia?

Strange ice rings in Siberia's Lake Baikal have puzzled scientists for decades, but now the mystery apparently has been solved. - Published

Russians start two-week virus quarantine after return from Wuhan

Scores of Russians began two weeks of quarantine and coronavirus tests in a camp in Siberia on Wednesday after being flown home from China's Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of an outbreak of the..
Reuters - Published

First Russians return home from Wuhan, to be quarantined for two weeks

Russia on Wednesday flew home its first group of 78 citizens from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, and plans to quarantine them for two weeks in a camp in Siberia while they are..
Reuters - Published

Russia sets up Siberia quarantine to prepare for potential virus spread

Russia said on Tuesday it was preparing for the potential spread of China's coronavirus as authorities closed schools and cancelled public events in some regions, though officials attributed that..
Reuters - Published

Russia to set up quarantine area in Siberia for those evacuated from China: Ifax

Russia will set up a quarantine area in Siberia's Tyumen region for Russians being evacuated from the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency cited Deputy Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Blood on the tracks: Russian mystery of drummer's death in Siberia

Dmitry Fyodorov was an aspiring drummer, but he was accused of selling drugs and then found dead.
BBC News - Published

Fire kills Uzbek laborers in Siberian village

A fire killed 11 people, most of them laborers from Uzbekistan, in a wooden building in Siberia early on Tuesday, emergency services and Russian news agencies said.
Reuters - Published

Several killed in Siberia fire

Eleven people including 10 Uzbek workers died when a fire ripped through a one-storey wooden shack in a remote village in the Siberian region of Tomsk, officials said on Tuesday.
France 24 - Published

Russian journalist loses job after asking Putin question

Alisa Yarovskaya had asked the president to help push building a bridge in north-west Siberia.
BBC News - Published

'My son was on the menu': Siberian tiger lunges at 7-year-old at zoo

A Siberian tiger at the Dublin Zoo lunged at a seven-year-old boy who posed next to the animal's enclosure's protective glass. - Published

Special Report: Icebound - The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logbooks

On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from the snow with his frost-bitten hands.
Reuters - Published

Siberian shaman who vowed to banish Putin banned from leaving hometown

Russia on Wednesday banned a shaman from leaving his Siberian hometown after he was detained during a second attempt to hike to Moscow on what he has called a mission to banish President Vladimir Putin..
Reuters - Published

18,000-year-old puppy unearthed from Siberian permafrost

An 18,000-year-old puppy was found preserved in permafrost in eastern Russia. - Published

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China, an economic..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

19 killed as bus plunges onto frozen river in Siberia

19 killed as bus plunges onto frozen river in siberia
A passenger bus plunged off a bridge onto a frozen river in Siberia on Sunday, killing 19 of the more than 40 people on board, authorities said. "According to updated information, 19 people died, 21...
WorldNews - Published

Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.
BBC News - Published

Former hunters helping to save endangered snow leopards

In the mountains of Siberia, few snow leopards remain. But as Elizabeth Palmer explains, cameras and former poachers, are helping to save them.
CBS News - Published

Cold air from Siberia bringing record frigid temperatures

Some 200 records might fall between Monday and Wednesday
CBS News - Published

Siberia's Pleistocene Park: Bringing back pieces of the Ice Age to combat climate change

With Arctic permafrost thawing too quickly, scientists in Siberia are considering drastic measures. Scott Pelley reports
CBS News - Published

Hidden cameras help save endangered snow leopards in Siberia

CBS News foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer traveled to the remote mountains of Siberia for an inside look at a program using hidden cameras to help to save endangered snow leopards from poachers.
CBS News - Published

Russian soldier kills 8 fellow servicemen in Siberia

russian soldier kills 8 fellow servicemen in siberia
MOSCOW — The Russian Defense Ministry says a soldier has gone on a shooting spree in Siberia, killing eight fellow servicemen and wounding two others before being apprehended. The...
WorldNews - Published

Russian soldier shoots dead eight fellow soldiers

Russian serviceman shoots dead eight fellow soldiers and injures two more on base in Siberia, officials say
BBC News - Published

Maria Butina: Russian agent to be released from US prison

maria butina: russian agent to be released from us prison
According to her social media profiles, Butina was born in the southern Siberian city of Barnaul in 1988 and studied political science at university. She is said to have been a weapon enthusiast since..
WorldNews - Published

Thanks to hidden cameras in Siberia, poaching of snow leopards has virtually stopped

Only about 4,000 snow leopards are left in the wild. Now considered a “vulnerable species,” they roam across Central Asia where climate change and poaching further threatens their survival. A..
CBS News - Published

Three dead in underground mine accident at Russia's Nornickel

Three people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at Norilsk Nickel's Taimyr underground mine in Siberia, the Russian mining giant said.
Reuters - Published

Three dead in Nornickel mining accident

Three people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at Norilsk Nickel's Taimyr mine in Siberia, the Russian company said.
Reuters - Published

Russia's Nornickel: at least three people killed in Taimyr mine accident

Russia's Norilsk Nickel said on Tuesday that at least three people had been killed in an accident at its Taimyr mine in Siberia.
Reuters - Published

Dam collapse kills at least 15 gold miners in Siberia

At least 15 gold miners were killed on Saturday when a dam collapsed, flooding an artisanal mining encampment in a remote part of Siberia, officials said.
Reuters - Published

At least 13 miners killed by dam collapse at Siberian gold mine

at least 13 miners killed by dam collapse at siberian gold mine
Moscow: At least 13 miners were killed on Saturday when a dam collapsed at a gold mine about 160km (100 miles) south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russian news...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Russia dam collapse at Siberia gold mine kills 13

Local officials open a criminal investigation over reports the dam was built illegally.
BBC News - Published

Dam failure kills at least 11 at Siberian gold mine

A dam failure at a gold mine killed at least 11 miners early on Saturday in Siberia, about 160 km (100 miles) south of the city of Krasnoyarsk, the Russian investigative committee has said.
Reuters - Published

Ex-head of Alrosa's flooded Russian mine found dead in custody

The former head of a Siberian diamond mine owned by Alrosa where eight men were killed in a flood two years ago was found dead in a pre-trial detention center on Tuesday, a day after he was arrested,..
Reuters - Published

Russian jet hard lands in Siberia, 49 people seek medical aid: RIA

Forty-nine people on board a Russian passenger jet sought medical assistance after the plane hard landed in the Russian Siberian city of Barnaul on Wednesday, the RIA state news agency reporting,..
Reuters - Published

Russia arrests shaman who vowed to banish Putin

russia arrests shaman who vowed to banish putin
Moscow- Russian police on Thursday arrested a Siberian shaman who had become a media curiosity after embarking on a long trek to Moscow which he had promised would culminate in him driving President..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

A coal-fired nation in transition

This Friday students will strike to make the point the climate emergency is here, confirmed by fires in Siberia and melting permafrost.
The Age - Published

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