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February 13, 2021
The Tiny Russian Village That Lives In A Five-Story Building
The Tiny Russian Village That Lives In A Five-Story Building Almost the entire population of the tiny village of Karmadon has lived for decades in a five-story building. After the Georgian-Ossetian conflict in the early 1990s, many of the villagers lost their jobs in the nearby sanatorium.
February 01, 2021
Abandoned Homes, Crumbling Infrastructure In A Dying Russian Town
Syava was once a thriving town of 10,000 people some 730 kilometers east of Moscow. But it's dying. After the main factory went bankrupt, rail service stopped, the main hospital closed, and the streets are lined with abandoned houses.
January 17, 2021
In Russia's Urals, Abandoned Towns Are Reclaimed By Forest
December 25, 2020
The Circum-Baikal Railway: A 'Golden' Treasure Of Russian Transport
The Circum-Baikal Railway was a feat of engineering when it was built during the reign of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II. Today, the route beside the world's deepest lake is used more for tourism than for transport, but it still inspires visitors with its stunning views.
December 19, 2020
Mysteries Of The Tunguska Meteorite In Siberia's Thinning Forests
Siberia's Evenk region is larger than any European country but it is home to only around 17,000 people. It's so vast and remote that scientists have spent decades searching and failing to find one of the largest meteorites ever to fall to Earth -- the Tunguska meteorite.
December 06, 2020
Soil To Sand: The Desertification Of Russia's Nogai Steppe
August 05, 2020
Scallops And Solitude: Life In Russia's Remote Far East