Scientists have come to the conclusion that the place, where now the Russian village of Kostyonki stands, is the site where the first people settled in Europe. Kostyonki is located near Voronezh, a city in Russia’s south.
October 4 is the World Animal Day. This holiday was established at a convention of ecologists in 1931. The date October 4 was chosen because on this day the Roman Catholic Church commemorates St. Francis of Assisi. Legends say that St. Francis treated animals as if they were his brothers and sisters.
A baby sea lion that was flown to the Primorsky Oceanarium in Vladivostok in far-eastern Russia from Kamchatka a short while ago feels well and is gaining weight.
The Japanese media have published the photos of a fluffy kitten (the Siberian), which Vladimir Putin gave as a present to the Governor of Akita Province Norihisa Satake.
Thanks to a unique find discovered in Yakutia it will be possible to clone a mammoth.
The National Snow and Ice Data Centre of the U.S. has confirmed that data presented by its Japanese collages that the Arctic sea ice has shrunken to its lowest point, down to 4.1 million square kilometers in August since satellite records began in 1979. This is 70,000 square kilometers less than the previous record low set on the 18th of September 2007. By 2040, the Earth’s ice cap might disappear, foreign experts forecast. But Russian scientists disagree with these pessimistic forecasts.
Members of a scientific expedition to the South Pole believe that the Eastern part of the region might once again become a sub-tropical zone in the future, meaning that the population of the world may consider it a suitable place for a holiday.
The weather continues to test mankind's resilience – the strong heat and forest fires have affected millions of people. Only one explanation comes to most people’s mind: these must be consequences of global warming. And what is really going on with the climate? Scientists have different opinions of the of the causes of this strange weather vary.
Yakutia invites tourists on its first Diamond Week tour from August 27 to 31. Russia’s largest republic located in northeast Siberia, it accounts for 98% of domestic and for nearly one-third of global diamond extraction.
As it seems, a very hot Siberian summer has made the Kuzbass Yetis, which are often referred to as Abominable Snowmen, to migrate to Mountain Shoria (Gornaya Shoriya) in Southern Siberia.
The Tula Zoo which has the largest collection of reptiles in Russia has held the first animal Olympic Games.
The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history, with virtually the entire ice shield showing signs of thaw.
Vladimir Putin’s black Labrador is about to have some company at the Russian President’s residence when a dog of the Akita-Inu breed will be brought by Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba later this week.
Animal psychologists from the Moscow Lomonosov State University (MGU) are studying the intellectual capabilities and social behavior of large-billed crows on the South Kuril Islands in a first-of-its kind project in Russia.
The Archaeological Reserve Museum on Lake Andreyevskoye near Tyumen has launched an interactive area that introduces visitors to the traditions of the indigenous people of the North. Visitors are invited to walk around a Nomad camp, visit a Nenets reindeer skin tent, a Khanty hut, and taste a Siberian fish soup.
The ratification by the State Duma of bilateral child adoption treaties with the United States and France lays legal foundations for control over the lives of children adopted from Russia in their new families abroad, Russia’s ombudsman for children’s rights Pavel Astakhov said on Friday.
Students of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have won the world championship on underwater robotics for the second year in a row.
Russia’s youngest national park, the “Russian Arctic,” is marking its third anniversary. But what’s even more important, the park has recently announced its intent to get more tourist-friendly and build four visitor centers 900 kilometers away from the Arctic Pole – three on the far off Archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and one on the northern ridge of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago.
Russia has joined international action to save the Przhevalsky horse (wild horse) that is listed in the Red Book of endangered species as a type being under the threat of total extinction.