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Into the wild: skiing through the Siberian taiga
The fabulous Siberian taiga – the glittering snow piled high in banks, the pure air, the smell of silver fir under the stars – is not a myth. Although one of the biggest wooded areas known to man is indeed wild and difficult to reach, it is still possible to visit with some planning.
Six industrial tourism destinations in the Urals
“When you say ‘Ural’, you mean factories” is a common saying in Russia. The history of the Ural Mountains region is inextricably connected to the industrial power of the country. In the 18th century the Demidovs, a family of mining entrepreneurs, founded a huge industrial empire in the Urals. Furthermore, during World War II hundreds of factories were evacuated to the area.