5 legendary hidden treasures in Russia

5 legendary hidden treasures in Russia

From: May 13, 2017 Ksenia Zubacheva, special to RBTH The Putorana Plateau. A traveler’s dream. The nature preserve par excellence. A land “where man has not set foot.” If you look out the window of your helicopter, you’ll see a rock massif the size...
Welcome to Pleistocene Park

Welcome to Pleistocene Park

From: April, 2017 Ross Anderseen The Atlantic Nikita Zimov’s nickname for the vehicle seemed odd at first. It didn’t look like a baby mammoth. It looked like a small tank, with armored wheels and a pit bull’s center of gravity. Only after he smashed us into the first...
Why Russia is the homeland of the elephant

Why Russia is the homeland of the elephant

From: March 31, 2017 Yekaterina Filippovich, special to RBTH There’s an old Soviet joke that satirizes the USSR’s penchant for declaring itself a leading force in various fields. It goes like this: During an international competition, schoolchildren from several...