Massive brawl erupts in Siberian maximum security prison

A scuffle involving dozens inmates has broken out in a maximum security prison in the Russian city of Omsk. Authorities say a conflict between two groups spilled into a fight. The confrontation was started on Sunday night by a group of inmates that prison authorities characterized as having “negative attitude.” They were demanding significant easing […]

Bright fireball flies across Siberian sky (VIDEOS)

A dazzling fireball has streaked over several towns in Western Siberia. Stunned locals managed to film the object as it sped by glowing yellow and green. The even was recorded in the towns of Yugansk and Surgut on Saturday night. [embedded content] People gazing at the fireball and watching the video have been guessing if […]

Scientists revived tiny Siberian worms that had been frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years — and they started moving and eating

Agricultural Research Service/ Wikimedia Commons Russian scientists have revived tiny worms that had been frozen for 42,000 years. After being removed from Siberian permafrost, the worms were gradually thawed in a lab until they started moving around and consuming food. The scientists say their findings could have implications for astrobiology and cryomedicine.  A group of […]

Italy sends in army to combat Siberian ‘beast from the east’ (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Italy’s civil protection agency has sent the army to clear the streets of Rome following the first snowfall in six years. The move comes amid an Arctic blast which has claimed at least four lives across Europe. Part of Rome experienced snow falls of up to 5cm (2 inches) after temperatures fell as low as […]

Weather forecast: How likely is snow due to Siberian freeze? Odds on temperatures of -10C

Snow is set to hit the UK tonight, according to the Met Office weather forecast. The Siberian freeze, which is also being called “Beast from the East”, is set to hit the UK tonight and last until early March. Britons are best advised to batten down the hatches and prepare for a week of bitterly […]

Baikal babushka: Siberian granny skates to work across world’s deepest lake (VIDEO)

Next time you complain about your morning commute, think of this 76-year-old Siberian woman who skates across the world’s deepest lake, wearing a pair of skates from 1943, in order to take care of her cows. When Lake Baikal freezes during the winter, Lyubov Morekhodova’s cows ramble across the frozen ice sheet and the hardy […]

Meanwhile in Russia: Trucker risks drive across terrifying Siberian bridge (VIDEO)

Video footage of a truck driving across the ramshackle Kuandinsky bridge in Siberia will have you on the edge of your seat. The dilapidated bridge, which spans the Vitim River, is one of the most perilous crossings on the planet. The 20m (66 feet) high bridge is barely wide enough to fit a car and […]

Coldest village on Earth: Residents of Siberian settlement unfazed by -62C temperatures (VIDEO)

The Siberian outpost of Oymyakon is officially the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth – yet residents incredibly go about their day-to-day routines despite bone-chilling temperatures of -62C (-80F). In fact, it’s quite possible that it’s even colder than -62C, given that the Siberian Times reports the town’s digital thermometer stopped working when it reached […]

What lies beneath: Melting Siberian permafrost has revealed some terrifying creatures (PHOTOS)

The Siberian unicorn – long believed to have died out 350,000 years ago – was actually still alive as recently as 29,000 years ago, according to the analysis of a well-preserved skull found in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan. Unicorn enthusiasts will be disappointed to learn that the extinct creature – also known as Elasmotherium […]

Minecraft-style Lenin monument unveiled in Siberian city (VIDEO)

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 12:22 Edited time: 26 Nov, 2017 12:24 Monuments to the 1917 Revolution’s leader Vladimir Lenin can be found in most Russian cities, but Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk may now have the most unusual one. Unlike the original, the pixelated Lenin won’t live forever, as it is made of cardboard. The cardboard Lenin […]