Europe By Steve Rosenberg BBC News, Moscow 4 August 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49224776 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsClimate change The village of Podymakhino is blessed with a stunning location. … [Read more...] about The fairytale forests reduced to wasteland
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Winters reminiscent of a survival test, enormous distances between centers of population, bears stalking the streets ready to attack dogs and, sometimes, people. So why do so many Russians still live in Siberia and even move there to live? "They say that in Siberia bears roam the roads… What nonsense! In Siberia there are no roads!" Locals call this old ironic joke about Siberia a "prejudice" (because there are roads in Siberia), while tourists take it at face value. Many people, including people in Russia, do indeed believe it is impossible to want to live in Siberia of one's own free will. If you have heard anything at all about Siberia, most likely it was about bears in city streets, severe winters and the endless taiga (or you may even have no idea where Siberia is situated in the first place - this, too, is a popular question). Still, 36 million people live there, and all on an area bigger than the United States! There were times when gold prospectors headed to Siberia … [Read more...] about Why on earth do Russians live in Siberia?!