Russia

Eastern Siberia

Eastern Siberia: Vast Potential If Eastern Siberia declared independence, it would be the world’s seventh largest country – just below Australia. Yet, it would be…


Russia in Space

Humanity’s space age had its beginnings in the Cold War rivalries between the US and the USSR. Both countries attempted to advance their own sciences…


Moscow

Moscow: Modern and historic challenges Moscow’s official population of 10.5 million makes it the world’s seventh most populous city. In addition, the city also contains…





Lake Baikal

Often called the Pearl of Siberia, Lake Baikal is a natural wonder that almost defies description. Its 1600 meter (almost 1 mile) depth holds 20%…


Irkutsk

Irkutsk: A Fragile Jewel of Siberia The land of Siberia brims with mystery and silence. Nearly incomprehensible size, it brims with natural resources, diverse ecologies…


Vladivostok

Vladivostok: A Short History of Russian Rule in the East The construction of Vladivostok was the culmination of Russia’s long drive to establish a major…


Chukotka

Chukotka: A US Neighbor at the End of the Earth Writers call Russia’s Chukotka Region “the shore of two oceans.” Indeed, Chukotka stretches from the…