The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), also called the tundra mammoth, is an extinct species of mammoth. This animal is known from bones and frozen carcasses from northern North America and northern Eurasia with the best preserved carcasses in Siberia. This mammoth species was first recorded in (possibly 150,000 years […]

Ermak Timofeevich – Cossack, the conqueror of Siberia, Russia. Ermak characterized as a brave man and a wise leader. Information about his biography before the famous Siberian expedition is controversial. Above all, he is known for a fateful for the history of Siberia hike. Ermak, a man of great life […]

Tomsk is a city on the Tom River in the southwest of Siberia which borders on Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, and Kemerovo regions and Krasnoyarsk Territory. In 1604, Tomsk was established under the order of Tsar Boris Godunov. 200 Cossacks were sent to construct a fortress on the bank of the […]

Founded in 1893 Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and the largest city of Siberia. Novosibirsk means “New Siberian city” Novosibirsk obliges its birth to the construction of the Trans-Siberian railroad. The railway demanded in 1893 a bridge across the Ob river and the town was […]

Siberians have preserved a large portion of their traditional culinary identity. Siberian cuisine originated as a rich mixture of European and aboriginal traditions. Chaldon people produced basic food products on their own farms. These foods included dairy products, meat, vegetables, eggs, breads and other cereal products, vegetable oils, as well […]

Siberian Shamanism May 23, 2011, Posted by admin at 2:46 am These indigenous Siberian peoples do have their original understanding of traditional religions in a cultural point of view in common; they share the belief in animated nature as well as the existence of entities in all natural objects with […]

We may often hear the name “Siberia” but what are the location, history and origin of this place? For many Siberia is no more than a metaphor which is giving rise to stereotypes. The image of Siberia in the minds of English speakers can be generated based on analysis of […]

Between 2009 – 2011, Omsk State University student Maria Ermolenko developed DiscoverSiberia.net as a research project. The study contrasted the common stereotypes of Siberia and how they contrast the actual contribution Siberia makes on the world stage. Ms. Ermolenko went on to graduate with honors from Omsk State University and we […]

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 this climate. Meanwhile you should not rash to assume that the entire territory of Siberia is located in the far […]