Siberia is considered to be the coldest place, while actually its climate is comparable with other cold regions in the world. The climate of Siberia depends on the territory. Nobody forces you to go to Omyakon – the coldest city in Siberia. Its few settlers from the ancient times used […]

To many Westerners the name evokes a popular misconception that Siberian settlers are exiles or forced laborers. It is true that Siberia became a place of exile during the early 1700s, but most Siberian settlers have been free migrants. Between 1885 and 1914, 4 million Slavic peasants sought refuge in […]

The Far East is the largest part of the Siberian region. People can confuse the Russian “Far East” with the bigger area that includes several Asian countries. In regard to Siberian geography, the Far East is only the portions of the Russian territory. The Far East is divided into two […]

  The end of the archeological season was crowned with a unique find: archeologists discovered a unique monument of the Bronze Age between the settlements of Bely Bom and Chibit at the junction of Ongudai and Ulagan Regions of Altai Republic. The find is a complex made up of a […]

The Yakut are an ethnic group belonging to the Turkic Eurasian people who live in the Sakha Republic or Yakutia in Siberia. Yakut are a distinct people, with their own history, culture and identity. The number of yakut peope is about 380,000. They follow the Christian Orthodox religion, but with […]

Today there are around 22,500 Khanty living in Siberia. Most Khanty people live in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in Western Siberia. Until the 1930s, the Khanty were called Ostiak. The translation of the word “Khanty” from the native language means “Man”. Khanty have always been excellent hunters. Children were always […]

One of the most amazing and widespread myths about Siberia is that bears frequently walk the city streets. Of course this is only a myth but its occurrence is not accidental. The bear is a very important symbol and a big part of Siberian culture. Historically, in the view of […]