- The Magazine
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 magazine 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. Expressive, honest, sometimes humorous and always dazzling the magazine will appeal to all who seek to discover the real Siberia.
Featuring intelligent journalism and stunning photography, the magazine provides a rare perspective on unknown Siberia. It offers unparalleled glimpse into authentic life and culture, centuries-old traditions and history, magnificent landscapes and wilderness.
Siberia is a symbol of the real.
The magazine presents articles and images by Russian journalists and photographers, winners of the most recognized national and international awards such as Russian ‘Golden Pen’, World Press Photo and National Geographic Photo Contest.
Since its beginning in 2009 Hidden Siberia has published 15 issues and 3 special projects: A Window on Siberia, A Different Sky and Altai.
The magazine print edition circulation in Russia is 10 000 copies with more than 50 000 readers per issue.
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Due to the wide variety of topics and writing styles Hidden Siberia was acclaimed by both critics and the public.
In 2009 the pilot issue won an award for Best Siberian Magazine at the Russian Festival of Print Media. Later it was twice awarded for Concept and Editorial Excellence by the Russian Union of Journalists.
In 2011 A Window on Siberia, the special project of Hidden Siberia, won in the category of ‘Siberian Exclusive’.
In 2014 Hidden Siberia published the first print edition in English. Translation was made by British translator, writer and cross-cultural communicator Joanna Dobson.
She writes about the project:
The English-language print book release is now being negotiated with foreign publishers.