Siberia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Siberia


Russia battles wildfires amid record warm weather

Jul 11, 2020 - 5:23 PM

Russia's Aerial Forest Protection Service says firefighters are using explosives to contain the fires, and cloud seeding with silver iodide to encourage rain

HOTTER THAN EVER. Wildfires consumes an entire forest. Photo from Wikicommons

Warmest May on record, Siberia 10C hotter

Jun 06, 2020 - 8:33 PM

Large swathes of Siberia have been unusually warm for several months running, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reports

LESS COOL. A team of Siberian Huskies pull along Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.

2 killed as plane hits building in Siberia

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:56 PM

The An-24 aircraft attempts an emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport but goes 100 meters off the tarmac, crashing 'into a waste treatment facility building'

CRASH. In this handout picture released by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry on June 27, 2019, firefighters work on extinguishing a fire on an An-24 passenger plane after its emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport. Photo by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry/AFP

Ancient teenager 1st known person with parents of two different species

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Found in Denisova Cave, the child – known as 'Denisova 11' – was at least 13 years old at the time of her death more than 50,000 years ago

DISCOVERY. We don’t have the full skeleton of a Denisovan so we don’t really know what they looked like. from

Dog gone: European canines replaced New World's ancient breeds

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'People in Europe and the Americas were genetically distinct, and so were their dogs,' says Greger Larson, senior author of the study

Putin blames 'criminal negligence' for fire that killed 41 children

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Two days after the tragedy and after facing criticism on social media for the delay, the Kremlin announce a nationwide day of mourning for Wednesday as questions swirl about Putin's response to one of the deadliest fires recorded in Russia over the past century

REMEMBERING THE DEAD. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (C) and Deputy Prime Ministers commemorate the victims of Sunday's fire in a multi-story shopping center in Kemerovo during a minute of silence at the Gorky residence outside Moscow, on March 26, 2018. Photo by Dmitry Astakhov/SPUTNIK/AFP

World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn

Oct 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Over the past several years, Lake Baikal, a major international tourist attraction, is being crippled by a series of detrimental phenomena, some of which remain a mystery to scientists

BAIKAL LAKE. A handout picture taken on September 20, 2015 and provided by Oleg Timoshkin, biologist at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Limnological Institute in Irkutsk, shows Spirogyra algae in the waters of Lake Baikal.  File photo by Oleg Timoshkin/Russian Academy of Sciences' Limnological Institute/AFP

WATCH: 'Siberia,' the latest from Ang Bandang Shirley, is what you need to hear today

Dec 25, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Ang Bandang Shirley debuts the stirring video for Siberia Watch for a new album coming in 2017

33 dead in Siberia after drinking bath essence

Dec 19, 2016 - 7:26 PM

Authorities say the product contained methanol and carried a label warning that it was unsuitable for consumption but the mixture was nonetheless consumed like alcohol

Humans, 'unicorns' may have walked Earth at same time – study

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:57 PM

The Siberian unicorn – which was actually a long horned rhinoceros – could have been alive at the same time as prehistoric humans

An illustration of Elasmotherium sibiricum. Stanton F. Fink/WikiMedia Commons

More giant craters spotted in Russia's far north

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Russian scientists have now discovered 7 giant craters in remote Siberia – a mysterious phenomenon believed to be linked to climate change

GAPING HOLE. A general view taken on August 25, 2014 shows a crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. Vasily Bogoyavlensky/AFP

Girl, 4, survives 11-day ordeal in bear-infested Siberian forest

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Karina Chikitova was found emaciated but alive having survived 11 days in the Siberian wilderness with only berries to sustain her

#PugadBaboy: Daang milyong Pinoy

Aug 07, 2014 - 5:00 AM

PAL flies over Siberia en route to London

Jul 24, 2014 - 6:00 PM

PAL’s new flight plan to the UK capital not only saves time and fuel but also assures passengers the airline is flying on safe routes following the downing of MH17

REROUTED. PAL announces that it would now fly over the Eurasian region of Siberia en route to and from the cities of Manila and London. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Six dead, thousands left homeless by Siberia floods

Jun 01, 2014 - 12:36 AM

The Russian government says a state of emergency is declared in the areas worst hit

10 die in fire at Russian ammunition depot

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:05 PM

The defense ministry says the blaze was sparked by a forest fire that leapt over to the base in strong winds and set fire to a store of ammunition

Giant, 30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:46 AM

Wakening the long dormant virus serves as a warning that unknown pathogens entombed in frozen soil may be roused by global warming

REVIVED FROM ICE. An ultrathin section of a Pithovirus particle in an infected Acanthamoeba castellanii cell observed by transmission electron microscopy. Image enhanced using the "plastic packaging" filter in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Image courtesy Julia Bartoli and Chantal Abergel/IGS and CNRS-AMU

Cebu Pac among world's colorful airplanes

Apr 10, 2013 - 2:09 PM

Here are 10 airplanes that literally make flying a form of art

PINOY PRIDE. Manila-based Cebu Pacific is among the most colorful planes in the sky. Photo from Flickr (Kentaro IEMOTO@Tokyo)

No monster in Russian lake

Feb 06, 2013 - 10:53 PM

The expedition denied claims of a mysterious animal that some believed to be a relic of the dinosaur era

FREEZING LAKE. Coast of Labynkyr Lake in Siberia. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Russia unveils $25-B oil link to Pacific

Dec 25, 2012 - 11:25 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveils the final extension of a new 25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific underscoring the energy power s gradual shift away from stagnant European markets

Russia's brutal early winter claims 123 lives

Dec 25, 2012 - 9:12 PM

A bitter cold spell in Russia claims 123 lives in the past 10 days