Fireball in Siberia: WATCH as a meteor lights up the night sky

Stunned locals have captured a glowing green fireball flying over the Russian city of Novosibirsk in Western Siberia. The phenomenon has created a buzz on social media and baffled scientists. The flyby was spotted by locals in several areas of the city on Tuesday morning when the sky was still dark and luckily clear. Videos […]

Cloned woolly mammoths will roam Siberia again within a decade, region head predicts

Russia’s answer to ‘Jurassic Park’ will be inhabited by born-again woolly mammoths in less than ten years, according to the acting head of Russia’s Sakha Republic, Aisen Nikolaev. This ‘miracle’ will happen within a decade, Nikolaev said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, pointing to the country’s collaboration with Korean and Japanese scientists. […]

Russia & China agree to joint gold mining project in Siberia

The Russian government has approved a cooperation agreement with China on developing the Klyuchevskoye gold ore deposit in the Trans-Baikal region. The decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and the project is expected to be operational in two years. The planned volume of ore extraction is over 12 million tons per year. Development […]

From Siberia to the tropics: First shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas arrives in India

A tanker with liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in Russia’s Yamal region in northwest Siberia has been delivered to India. According to first deputy chairman of Novatek’s management board, Lev Feodosyev, the shipment is in line with the company’s goal to expand its supply geography and increase the presence in key Asian markets.  Read more […]

'You're probably doing business with aliens now': 50yo communist time capsule opened in Siberia

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 00:30 Edited time: 4 Nov, 2017 00:33 Siberian communists back in 1967 dreamed big, believing that by now we would have landed on Mars and established contacts with alien civilizations, a time capsule opened in Novosibirsk revealed. The retro-futuristic time capsule was placed in the city’s culture center 50 years […]

Kremlin releases photos of Vladimir Putin’s vacation in Siberia

Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin posed for action shots throughout his vacation earlier this week, as he fished, kayaked, snorkeled, and mushroom-picked his way through southern Siberia. The Kremlin has often sought to portray the Russian leader through photos as a macho outdoorsman — he has been similarly photographed in the past […]

Huge explosion at electricity substation in Siberia caught on camera (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Jul, 2017 14:34 Edited time: 6 Jul, 2017 14:34 Some 150,000 people in the city of Tomsk in Siberia were left without electricity for several hours after a huge explosion rocked a substation. The moment of the blast was caught on camera. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon, when a fire at […]

Barrage of golf ball-sized hail pummels southeastern Siberia (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 23 Jun, 2017 07:16 A severe hailstorm has hit the Republic of Khakassia in southeast Siberia, Russia, with golf ball-sized hailstones piercing windows and roofs and damaging property. Terrified residents have posted photos of the icy onslaught from the sky on social media. The hail struck near the Bele Lake in the village […]

Russian village burns to ground as wildfires hit Siberia, state of emergency declared (VIDEOS)

Rescuers have managed to save all the residents of a Russian village before the settlement located on an island in Irkutsk Region burned to the ground. The spread of wildfires across Siberia has prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency. Hundreds of people were trapped in the village of Bubnovka surrounded by water as […]

Mine collapse in Siberia leaves 2 dead, 1 in emergency care

Published time: 23 Apr, 2017 11:45 A gold mine collapse in the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk, around 1,800 kilometers from Moscow, has left two miners dead, one in critical condition, TASS news agency has reported, citing an industry watchdog. Read more “The injured miner is from town of Korkino in Chelyabinsk region. He is in […]