For many foreigners, Siberia evokes images of minus temperatures, political exile, oil, the taiga, Altai and …bears. 

In reality, however, Siberia surpasses any singular idea. Not only does it feature enormously varied nature and geography, but its inhabitants range from nomads herding reindeers, shamans talking to spirits and hermits living in the wilds of the taiga to scientists in cutting-edge laboratories, artists renowned worldwide and urbanites surrounded by luxury boutiques, opera houses and museums. 

Hidden Siberia opens a vibrant, witty and impartial window on Siberia with a focus on life as lived by real people. It offers a rare glimpse into authentic culture and traditions, history and geography, natural wonders and wildlife. 

Get an inside look at the real Siberia and Russia!


TRADITIONAL BURYATS' HOSPITALITY

Traditional Buryats` hospitality is not just a manifestation of behavior standards and morale but this is also a common feature of the national character which has been forming during many ages....

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BREAKFAST ON THE GRASS

Watching bears is becoming more and more popular nowadays. But on the other hand many people have died during filming of brown bears and this number is much greater than the number of people dying during the filming of other dangerous predators....

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SIBERIAN TIGER: DANGEROUS AND ENDANGERED

Siberian tigers are extremely strong fighters. Only one animal of the taiga can compare to tiger in strength. It is a brown bear. They are equally powerful but tiger is more intelligent and technical than bear. Only one swipe of tiger's paw is strong enough to smash bear's skull and break its spine. In head to head fight tiger wins....

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FROM THE STORE

'UKHA' (FISH SOUP) IN THE SIBERIAN FOREST | PDF

'UKHA' (FISH SOUP) IN THE SIBERIAN FOREST | PDF

Expressed in grandiose fashion 'ukha' is a triumph, a culinary diamond in the dazzling crown of high Russian...

THE KALOSHIN PARADOX | PDF

THE KALOSHIN PARADOX | PDF

Kaloshin's entire property consists of a house, a dog and eighty thousand books, although, strictly speaking...