30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness
30,000-year-old 'giant virus' discovered in Siberian wilderness

Scientists have discovered a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus in deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia.

Refugees threaten Europe's Christian roots, says Hungary's Orban

The influx of refugees into Europe threatens to undermine the continent`s Christian roots and governments must control their borders before they can decide how many asylum seekers they can take, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

Russia probes Kremlin critic ally after nixing vote registration

 Russian investigators on Wednesday questioned a top ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after excluding his coalition from a regional election. 

Native Americans came from Australasia not Siberia: Scientists

Debunking the latest discovery claiming that the first people to reach the Americas came from Siberia, now in Russia, around 23,000 years ago, new research proposes that native Americans living in the Amazon bear an unexpected genetic connection to indigenous people in Australasia.

Original Americans came from Siberia 23,000 years ago

The first people to reach the Americas came from Siberia, now in Russia, in a single group around 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age, says a new study.

Road accident kills 11 in Siberia

Eleven people were killed and 28 injured in a bus accident on Wednesday near the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, police said.

23 Russian soldiers killed in military barracks collapse

Eighteen Russian soldiers have been killed after their military barracks collapsed in Siberia, a Russian defence ministry spokesman said on Monday, adding that five troops remained missing.

Bus and truck collide in Russia, killing 16 and injuring 9

A bus carrying poultry factory workers collided with a truck in the Russian region of Siberia today, killing at least 16 people and injuring nine others, police said.

Russian TV channel admits reporter dropped butt at wildfire scene

 A Russian state television reporter dropped a lit cigarette butt at the scene of raging wildfires in Siberia, sparking a fire in grass a few metres from a village, his channel said on Thursday.

Huge Siberia wildfires kill 17

Seventeen people died and more than 460 sought medical treatment after wildfires blamed on adults who had "played with matches" swept through Siberia, authorities said on Monday.

Siberia wildfire kills five with scores hurt

Five people died and scores were injured when a wildfire caused by the burning of dry grass swept through southern Siberia, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents, Russian officials said.

New giant dinosaur species found in Siberia
New giant dinosaur species found in Siberia

Scientists claim to have discovered a new giant dinosaur species that lived in Siberia 100 million years ago and was one of the largest ever to roam the planet.

Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal

Russia has sacked the head of a Siberian theatre after its radical staging of a Richard Wagner opera angered the powerful Russian Orthodox Church and prompted street protests.

More giant craters spotted in Russia`s far north
More giant craters spotted in Russia`s far north

Russian scientists have now discovered seven giant craters in remote Siberia, a geologist told AFP on Thursday, adding that the mysterious phenomenon was believed to be linked to climate change.

Scientists find 10,000-year-old woolly rhino carcass in Siberia

The frozen remains of a baby woolly rhinoceros over 10,000 years old, with its fur, eyes and horns still intact have been discovered on one of the coldest parts of northern Russia, a media report said on Friday.

ArcelorMittal sells its Kuzbass coal mines in Siberia

World's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal has announced selling its Kuzbass coal mines in the Kemerovo region of Siberia to Russia's National Fuel Company (NTK).

Russian policeman gets life for murdering at least 22 women

 A retired Russian policeman was jailed for life on Wednesday for raping and murdering 22 women after he claimed he wanted to cleanse his Siberian hometown of prostitutes.

US firm walks out of OVL's Russia project after US sanctions

OVL, the overseas arm of state explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), in September 2013, roped in Denver-based Liberty Resources to tap Bazhenov shale formations in Siberia.

Passengers get out and push frozen Siberian plane

Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said today.

Biggest parrot-beaked dinosaur fossil found in Siberia

Fragments of the skeleton of the biggest known psittacosaurus sibiricus, or a parrot-beaked dinosaur, have been unearthed near the village of Shestakovo in Russia’s Kemerovo region in western Siberia.