Category: siberia

Russian cosmonauts used to pack a Soviet pistol in case they…

Russian cosmonauts used to pack a Soviet pistol in case they landed in Siberia and had to fend off bears.

Kindergartners in Siberia run outside in their underwears and…

Kindergartners in Siberia run outside in their underwears and dump freezing water over themselves to strengthen their immune systems. 

Reindeer aren’t native to Alaska. Sheldon Jackson…

Reindeer aren’t native to Alaska. Sheldon Jackson purchased them from Siberia to help with the food shortages in the late 1800s. He brought in 16 and by the late 1930s there were 640,000.

Strange giant snowballs appear on beach in Siberia Thousands…


Strange giant snowballs appear on beach in Siberia

Thousands of natural snowballs have been formed on an 18km stretch of a beach in the in northwest Siberia, puzzling the local people.
 
 
 A part of the coast was covered in the icy spheres. The sculptural
shapes range from the size of a tennis ball to almost 1 metre across.
 
 
 They result from a rare environmental process where small pieces of
ice form, are rolled by wind and water, and end up as giant snowballs.
 
 
 Locals in the village of Nyda, which lies on the , say they have never seen anything like this before, the BBC reported.