Keanu Reeves: Siberia is one of the most mysterious places on Earth

From: May 23, 2017 RBTH American actor Keanu Reeves is playing an American diamond merchant in a small Siberian town for an upcoming film. Siberia, directed by Matthew Ross, has begun filming in Canada. Keanu Reeves’ character is an American swindler, Lucas, who...

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 of Great Britain...

Where in Siberia is the last Tsar of Russia’s ‘missing’ gold?

From: January 24, 2013 By The Siberian Times reporter The 2013 sees the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov, the Russian royal family thrown on the scrapheap of history in 1917 as the Bolsheviks loomed. The following year Nicholas II and his close family were...

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

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...

Do you know where is the Bears’ Lake? Episode 4: Kinzelyuk Waterfalls

Early morning in Tofalaria. We have a salty breakfast as only here you can have. Proteins of fresh fish we catch and vegetables in a Siberian recipe that you will miss one day. Today we will walk up mountains searching the Kinzelyuk Waterfalls. Probably the second on...

Do you know where is the Bears’ Lake? Episode 3: Tofalaria Wildlife

In the Tofalaria region and in the Reserve there are not roads. When you get into the forest you find sort of paths where the bushes of the wild berries are smaller and you identify a trek. The treks are not made by humans but by big animals. Bears, Deers, Elks,...

National Parks in Russia

Click here for bigger map National Parks in Russia From: March 27th, 2017 Russian Nature Russia is the nation with the largest number and widest territory on Earth of National Parks. They are carefully listed on the website Russian Nature and they reach the incredible...

Do you know where is the Bears’ Lake? Episode 2: Bears’ Lake discover in Tofalaria

From the Airfield of Verkhnyaya Gutara in the Tofalaria territory we got our Mi-8 and flew again for about an hour to West. Landscape now it is covered with higher mountains and over some altitude the taiga disappears becoming a carpet of thousand shades of green and...

Follow me to Kamchatka

From: #followMeTo trip in Kamchatka Amazing video of the Russian Bloggers Natalia and Murad Osmann "The journey to Kamchatka became one of our most reckless adventures! A country of fearless birds, volcanoes, bears tossing and turning in their sleep, and the distant...

Territory – A movie shooted on Putorana Plateau

Amazing movie about the Gold Rush in Putorana, Siberia at the beginning of the last century. Two period of shooting: summer and winter. Nothing changed on that area large as UK and totally not inabitate. The only way to visit it is to use helicopter to reach a base...

Welcome to Russia !

WELCOME I had the chance to meet Ekaterina in 2015 because we were in business together for the hospitality of the Russian delegation to Expo in Milan. In October of the same year we met one day in a nice café and she showed to me some stunning pictures and videos...

Mapping Siberia

ONLY FOR MAP LOVERS Secret maps of Siberia: how to use them  February 12, 2017, ROBERTO CANEDOLI,   Siberia is a huge territory. When you look at any kind of map his  shape is always deformed. It turns around North Pole and nobody knows how to draw it. Mercatore is...

Skating on Bajkal Lake

It was unforgettable short trip (3.5 days) from Moscow to the lake Baikal. To be at the frozen Baikal and to see it’s beautiful ice of amazing colors was my dream for a long time. The film is about skating at the lake Baikal that took 1.5 days including a night at...