Russia launches military preparedness drill

Russia has launched a military preparedness drill that includes moving troops in Siberia and the Urals to other locations, a military official said on Friday.

Lion cub booked as `domestic cat` runs amok on Russian sleeper train

In a bizarre incident, an 80-kilogramme lion cub ran wild and sparked panic on a Siberia-bound Russian train after a woman sneaked it on the sleeper by registering it for travel as a "domestic cat".

`CIA had believed that Netaji could return in 1964`

American intelligence agency CIA had cast doubt on the reported death of Subhas Chandra Bose in a plane crash in 1945 and was tipped off that Netaji would return from exile in 1964, according to declassified documents.

Freed Pussy Riot rockers reunite in Siberia

Two freed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot on Tuesday met in Siberia for the first time since their release, discussing plans to set up a new rights group to help Russian prisoners.

Missing Pussy Riot singer `found in Siberian jail hospital`

Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who was sent to a Siberian prison, is in hospital.

Pussy Riot punk being sent to Siberian camp: Official

Jailed Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is being moved to a prison camp in Siberia several thousand kilometres from Moscow.

Pussy Riot convict `transferred to Siberia`: Husband

Jailed Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is on her way to a new penal colony in Siberia, her husband said on Tuesday.

Cyclone takes a toll on winged visitors from Siberia

Cyclone Phailin`s fury has also hit avian species with over 1000 open-billed storks, the Siberian migratory birds that flock the district each year.

Panic as Russia mistakenly reports 55 deaths from `toxic gas`

Russians in Siberia were thrown into momentary panic on Friday when the emergencies ministry mistakenly issued a press release reporting 55 people had died from inhaling toxic chlorine gas.

Changa fungi could help fight HIV

A group of Russian scientists claim that the Chaga fungus, which commonly grows on birch trees, could target the HIV virus.

BA London-Beijing flight makes emergency landing in Siberia

A British Airways Boeing 747 flying from London to Beijing on Wednesday made a successful emergency landing at Irkutsk airport in Siberia due to technical problems, Russian officials said.

Helicopter crash in Siberia kills 19

A helicopter crashed in Siberia`s Yakutia killing 19 people on Tuesday.

Inmates flee Siberian prison via tunnel

Over 2,500 police officers are engaged in search of four inmates, jailed for murder and burglary, who escaped from a prison in the East Siberia`s Irkutsk region by digging a tunnel, local officials said Saturday.

Woman student `illegally expelled` over hijab in Russia

Prosecutors in Russia`s Siberian region have said that a university`s expulsion of a female student for wearing a hijab was "unlawful".

Prehistoric animal horn found in Siberia

A horn fragment of a buffalo or perhaps another unknown prehistoric animal that died 18,000 years ago has been found in Russia`s south Siberian region, officials said.

Suicide attempt ruled hooliganism in Siberia

Taking one`s own life is supposed to resolve some existential questions - but all that a drunken Siberian man got out of a suicide attempt was the prospect of a $30 fine or two weeks in the slammer.

33000-year-old skull may be of oldest ancestor of dogs

Analysis of DNA extracted from a fossil tooth found in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia in 1975 has confirmed that the tooth belonged to one of the oldest known ancestors of the modern domesticated dog, researchers say.

Magnitude 6.7 Siberian quake causes no damage

Russia`s Emergency Situations Ministry says that a magnitude 6.7 earthquake has hit a sparsely populated area in Eastern Siberia.

Remains of `Siberian Loch Ness monster` found

Russian scientists claim to have spotted the "jaws and skeleton" of a mystery creature which could be "the Siberian Loch Ness monster."

Global warming means more snow for Siberia

Siberia is famous for its long winters and massive snowfalls, but now global warming could mean even more snow for the northern hemisphere and Siberian region.