Found in Tuva, the monument may indicate the belonging to a people, who at one time became the origin of the Turkic ethnic group

The object, as noted by the archaeologists who discovered it, is an array of tombs of the representatives of the Xiongnu — nomadic people, came to the territory of modern Tuva from the North of China. “Perhaps we are dealing with people who at one time became the origin of the Turkic ethnic group. Immigrants […]

Siberian Rail: Beijing to Moscow

The train journey from Beijing into Mongolia, across Siberia and finishing in Moscow is one of the most epic of itineraries linking two very large countries. This journey aboard a very comfortable train covers almost 8000 kilometres/5000 miles all in two weeks travelling through six time zones and ever changing landscapes. The trip will expose […]

Russia’s Climate and Geography

John Etty examines how far history has been moulded by enviroment, Modern textbooks on Russian history often include an introductory chapter on the country’s climate and natural geography. Writers, it seems, believe Russia’s physical environment is either so significant or so widely misunderstood that students must receive an explicit description. Natural geography and climate are […]

Dzhugdzhursky reserve

State natural Dzhugdzhursky reserve is located in the Khabarovsk territory, Ayano-Maysky district, on the coast of the sea of Okhotsk. The reserve was established in 1990, 10 September. Its total area is 859 956 ha. Within the conservation area there are two climatic regions. Thus the boundary between them is the range Dzhugdzhur. According to […]

Katunsky biosphere reserve

Katunsky Biosphere Reserve is located in the highlands of Central Altai. Its total area – 151,664 ha. The reserve was established in 1991, June 25th. Katunsky biosphere reserve and the Altai nature reserve in 1998 were included in the list of world cultural and natural heritage “Golden mountains”. On conservation area has a continental climate, […]

State Nature Reserve Khankaisky

State Nature Reserve Khankaisky located in southwest Primorsk region. Its total area – 39,289 hectares, which includes the coastline and waters of Lake Khanka. The reserve was established in 1990, on 28 December. On conservation area dominated monsoon type of climate. Overall, it was formed under the influence of monsoon and local circulation processes. In […]