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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DOWNRIVER UNDYULYUNG by Zakir Umarov

Yakutia is a land of fishing legends. Grayling, mackerel, huge pike and giant Siberian trout all came alive in the tales of those lucky enough to have been there. We fantasized about Yakutia for a long time. A whole ten years in fact. But then fate took pity on us and gave a marvellous opportunity to depart for the legendary Undyulyung River. Many Russian fishermen dream at night of the right tribute of the River Lena, generous in beauty and rich in Siberian salmon....

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NOVOSIBIRSK ZOO

With over 11,000 total animals spread over 770 species and attracting over 1.5 million annual visitors, the Novosibirsk Zoo has proven to be the largest and one of the most famous zoos in Russia. It holds one of the worlds’ most comprehensive collections of felidae and mustelidae, and also the only zoo in the world, located in the pine forest....

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MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY NOVOSIBIRSK

In 2010 the University of Denver has made available to the public a digital archive of the Dalbey Photographic Collection, formerly known as the Semyon Fridlyand Archive. Among the other artifacts were photographs of the mid-twentieth century Novosibirsk – the third largest city of Russia. ...

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ROEDEER RESCUE by Andrey Gilbert

In the last days of April ranger Viktor Makashov and I set out by boat to see whether the ice floe at the river mouth had melted. The middle of the river was already clear. Just a crust of ice left along the edges of the bank. Having stopped at the side of the river we scoured the nearby slopes with our binoculars and enjoyed the silence. But then we heard a melodic sound, like the jingle of crystal bells. At first we thought we must have imagined it. But the sound continued. Carefully studying the water’s surface we caught sight of a roedeer throwing itself up against the ragged ice edge. ...

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HUTS IN THE CLOUDS

If a parallel world does exist, you will find it here at the Krasnoyarsk Stolby Nature Reserve. The huge intricately shaped stony blocks rise amid a thick forest reaching up to 100 meters in height, and aged more than 600 million years. It is hard to overestimate the beauty and majesty of this place; however, the strength of its “aura” is not in the unique and breathtaking landscapes, it is rather in the way of living of people called themselves “stolbists”. ...

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REINDEERS IN SIBERIA Fast Facts

Domesticated reindeer allows northern indigenous peoples to live in harmony with the extremely severe natural conditions of the Far North. They sew their clothing from reindeer fur using reindeer tendons as thread, live in tepees made of reindeer fur, drink warm reindeer blood and eat raw meat, and sacrifice reindeer to the gods of ancient shamanist religions....

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PEREGUDOV THE WOLF HUNTER by Igor Severgin

I first heard about Peregudov the wolf hunter, 'volchatnik', a couple of years ago from Alexander Zateev, director of the Katun Biosphere Reserve. I do not remember how we started talking about him. I think Alexander was telling me something about the habits of wolves, and then remembered the famous hunter....

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IT IS TOUGH ON GLAMOUR IN THE TAIGA… by Igor Severgin

Recently I came across the saying: “Even demons will not live in Siberia!” That is not quite true though. They do, it is just that they do not enjoy it much, and they do not live as long. It is just not the right climate. They would rather be in Monte Carlo or Courchevel, but not everyone is so lucky......

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'UKHA' (FISH SOUP) IN THE SIBERIAN FOREST | PDF by Author: Evgeniy Vishnevskiy

Expressed in grandiose fashion 'ukha' is a triumph, a culinary diamond in the dazzling crown of high Russian cuisine. You could say that 'ukha' (Russian fish soup), for all the tales, proverbs and sayings that have been dedicated to it, is a legendary dish.

In old, pre-Petrine times, ukha referred to any thick, clear bouillon, including those cooked from meat. A.K. Tolstoy's "Silver Prince" immediately comes to mind: "They served various broths and three kinds of ukha: white chicken, black chicken and saffron chicken." Now, however, ukha is only made from fish. The word today may have no other connotations, but it does command almost reverential respect. And understandably so, as ukha represents a significant part of our national heritage. Only in Russia do they really know how to cook ukha.

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THE KALOSHIN PARADOX | PDF by Author: Igor Severgin

Kaloshin's entire property consists of a house, a dog and eighty thousand books, although, strictly speaking, the books do not belong to him but to the library, and the situation with the house is not that simple either. It holds a large public reading room and an endless labyrinth of book shelves, which just leaves...the dog.

The pickings are slim but the Altai librarian does not seem too bothered by his financial situation. Ten years ago when Leonid Kaloshin first began creating a library there was enough room in the house for him and the books but eventually he ended up sacrificing the bedroom. Then Leonid Kaloshin build an extension, a small room (2.40 to 2.40) in place of a porch, in which he placed a couch and a personal bookcase.

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