22:56 GMT 17.11.2015
Russian Scientists May Clone Cave Lion That Died Out With Mammoths
Yakutia is Russia’s largest region and one of the coldest places on Earth. It was here that scientists unearthed the remains of two cave lion cubs, who likely died 12,000 years ago, and their bodies are so well preserved that the extinct prehistoric animals may be cloned in the future.
17:18 GMT 06.08.2015
Seagal Arrives in Russia’s East as Potential Diamond Industry Investor
Actor Steven Seagal has arrived in Russia’s Yakutia on a private business trip as a potential investor in the local diamond industry, ALROSA diamond mining company said Thursday.
07:43 GMT 19.08.2014
Siberian Pipeline Construction May Start September 1 – Source
The tentative date for beginning the construction of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline is September 1, subject to the availability of the country’s leaders. Their presence is expected at the launch, a source familiar with the preparations told RIA Novosti.
17:50 GMT 15.08.2014
Monument to Be Erected to Celebrate Three Year-Old’s Miraculous Survival in Siberia
Russian Yakutia Republic will set up a monument in honor of a little girl, who got lost in the dense Siberian Taiga woods in late July and survived for 11 days and nights together with her puppet till she was finally found by rescuers, Russian media reports.
13:33 GMT 30.07.2014
Bear Attacks Weather Station Employee in Yakutia
A bear has attacked and bitten on the hand an employee of a meteorological station in Yakutia, in north-eastern Siberia.
03:43 GMT 14.01.2014
United Russia Lawmaker in Yakutsk Ousted in Drug Scandal
A lawmaker in Russia’s northern republic of Yakutia has been expelled from the ruling party’s faction after being found under the influence of drugs at a local movie theater, officials said Monday.
22:50 GMT 08.11.2013
Lost Man Who Resorted to Cannibalism Is Cleared of Charges
Investigators have decided not to file charges against one of two Siberian fishermen suspected of chopping up and eating a companion after getting lost in a forest.
16:50 GMT 15.10.2013
Russian Airline’s 737 Released from Alaskan Detention
A Yakutia Airlines Boeing 737 that spent weeks parked on the tarmac of an Alaskan airport due to a legal dispute over millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid leasing fees has returned to Russia, the Alaska Dispatch has reported.
17:07 GMT 09.10.2013
$1.5M-$2M Diamond Found in Siberia
A diamond weighing 235.16 carats and worth an estimated $1.5 million to $2 million has been found in Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia, Russia’s biggest diamond miner, Alrosa, said Wednesday.
08:22 GMT 29.08.2013
Putin Meets Flood-Hit Farmers in Russian Far East
President Vladimir Putin met farmers’ leaders and regional officials in Russia’s Far East Thursday to see the effects of the massive flooding across the region that has devastated agriculture there.
08:24 GMT 03.07.2013
Rescuers Still Unable to Reach Downed Russian Helicopter
A seriously injured female passenger who initially survived a helicopter accident Tuesday in northeastern Russia was reported dead a day later as rescue teams struggled to reach the remote crash site in foggy conditions.
12:51 GMT 29.05.2013
Russian Scientists Discover Blood-Squirting Mammoth
Scientists from the Siberian region of Yakutia have discovered the frozen remains of a mammoth with some blood and flesh still intact, despite thousands of years in sub-zero temperatures, the scholars said at a press conference Wednesday.
11:08 GMT 28.03.2013
Polyus Gold 2012 Profit Soars 71% to $980.5 Mln
Russia's largest gold producer Polyus Gold saw its 2012 IFRS net profit soar 71 percent year-on-year to $980.5 million on increased sales and higher gold prices, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
09:29 GMT 01.03.2013
Child Killed by Wild Dogs in Siberia
Russian police said on Friday they are looking into the death of a boy thought to have been killed by wild dogs or wolves in eastern Siberia.
07:34 GMT 26.02.2013
Scientists Look to Mammoth Brain for Clues on Behavior
Russian scientists have started potentially groundbreaking work to study a well-preserved mammoth brain, in the hope of understanding more about the extinct animal’s behavior, Albert Protopopov from Yakutia’s Academy of Sciences has told RIA Novosti.
11:07 GMT 12.02.2013
Russia’s Alrosa Finds ‘Unique’ Diamond, Tags It at $1M
Russia’s diamond-mining giant Alrosa has produced a “unique” diamond weighing 145.44 carats, the company announced in a statement Tuesday. According to specialists at Alrosa’s Diamond-Sorting Center, the gem could fetch up to $1 million.