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Siberia: Geographical region in Russia
Siberia is an extensive geographical region spanning much of Eurasia and Northern Asia. Siberia has been part of modern Russia since the latter half of the 16th century.

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Why The Arctic Is Exploding Into Flames [Video]

Why The Arctic Is Exploding Into Flames

Average temperatures in Siberia were 18 degrees Fahrenheit above average last month. According to HuffPost, the exceptional heat has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle. It's also contributed..

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Humanoid clerk helps to cut red tape in Russia [Video]

Humanoid clerk helps to cut red tape in Russia

A human-like robot designed to look and act like a female clerk has started providing services to the public at a government office in Siberia.

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Russian firefighters battle wildfires in Siberia [Video]

Russian firefighters battle wildfires in Siberia

Russian firefighters have been seeding clouds to bring down rain over wildfires raging in Siberia, the authorities said on Friday.

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Siberian villagers quarantined inside Russian trench [Video]

Siberian villagers quarantined inside Russian trench

Russian authorities have dug a trench around a remote Siberian village to enforce a quarantine, after dozens of residents test positive for COVID-19. Adam Reed reports.

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Russia's 20,000-tonne diesel spill pollutes waterways in Siberia [Video]

Russia's 20,000-tonne diesel spill pollutes waterways in Siberia

About 6,000 tonnes of diesel seeped into the ground and another 15,000 in nearby waterways, according to state media.

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Arctic Siberian town hit with record heatwave [Video]

Arctic Siberian town hit with record heatwave

Scientists are working to verify the hottest temperature recorded in one of the coldest places on Earth.

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Arctic Records Its Hottest Temperature Ever [Video]

Arctic Records Its Hottest Temperature Ever

According to CBS News, Verkhoyansk in Siberia reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, 32 degrees above its normal high.

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Russian army puts out oil well fire with anti-tank gun [Video]

Russian army puts out oil well fire with anti-tank gun

Russian troops fired a 100mm anti-tank gun at an oil well in rural Siberia to help put out a fire. Flames had been raging at the Yarakta oilfield for a week before the military intervention..

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Russia fires anti-tank gun at oil well to put out blaze

Russia said on Monday it had successfully put out a fire at a Siberian oil well after officials called in the military to shoot anti-tank artillery shells at the wellhead from a distance in order to..
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Shaman critical of Putin loses bid to end enforced psychiatric treatment

A Russian court on Friday rejected a challenge by a Siberian shaman critical of President Vladimir Putin who says he has been illegally incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital, his lawyer said.
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Court upholds Swiss officer's graft conviction for Russia bear hunt

A Swiss court upheld on Friday the conviction of an ex-aide to Attorney General Michael Lauber for accepting gifts from Russian prosecutors, including a week-long bear hunt in Siberia's Kamchatka..
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Russian army sets up mobile hospital to fight coronavirus at Siberian gold mine

Russia's defence ministry is setting up a mobile field hospital at the largest Siberian mine of the country's top gold producer, Polyus, to treat miners who contract the new coronavirus, the company..
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Nearly 90 coronavirus cases reported at Polyus unit in Siberia

Nearly 90 cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded among employees of Polyus Krasnoyarsk, a unit of Russia's largest gold producer Polyus, the regional branch of Russia's consumer health..
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Fire breaks out at Siberian prison after violence

A fire broke out at a prison in the Siberian region of Irkutsk after a riot by inmates late on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Russia starts testing coronavirus vaccine prototypes on animals

Russian scientists have begun testing prototypes of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus on animals in a laboratory in Siberia, Russia's consumer health regulator said on Friday.
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How to survive a Siberian winter with no home

Like many of Siberia's homeless, Alexei Vergunov survives freezing night-time temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius by sleeping under an industrial heating pipe for warmth.
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Russian Jehovah's Witness adherent was tortured in custody, says lawyer

Russian law enforcement officers in Siberia detained an adherent of the Jehovah's Witnesses late one evening this week and drove him to a secluded area where they beat him violently and threatened him,..
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Russia discharges second Chinese national to recover from coronavirus

Russia discharged a Chinese national from hospital in the Siberian city of Chita on Wednesday after he recovered from a coronavirus infection, local authorities said.
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Russians start two-week virus quarantine after return from Wuhan

Scores of Russians began two weeks of quarantine and coronavirus tests in a camp in Siberia on Wednesday after being flown home from China's Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of an outbreak of the..
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First Russians return home from Wuhan, to be quarantined for two weeks

Russia on Wednesday flew home its first group of 78 citizens from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, and plans to quarantine them for two weeks in a camp in Siberia while they are..
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Russia sets up Siberia quarantine to prepare for potential virus spread

Russia said on Tuesday it was preparing for the potential spread of China's coronavirus as authorities closed schools and cancelled public events in some regions, though officials attributed that..
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Russia to set up quarantine area in Siberia for those evacuated from China: Ifax

Russia will set up a quarantine area in Siberia's Tyumen region for Russians being evacuated from the epicentre of China's coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency cited Deputy Prime Minister..
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Fire kills Uzbek laborers in Siberian village

A fire killed 11 people, most of them laborers from Uzbekistan, in a wooden building in Siberia early on Tuesday, emergency services and Russian news agencies said.
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Siberian shaman who vowed to banish Putin banned from leaving hometown

Russia on Wednesday banned a shaman from leaving his Siberian hometown after he was detained during a second attempt to hike to Moscow on what he has called a mission to banish President Vladimir Putin..
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Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China, an economic..
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Three dead in underground mine accident at Russia's Nornickel

Three people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at Norilsk Nickel's Taimyr underground mine in Siberia, the Russian mining giant said.
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Three dead in Nornickel mining accident

Three people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at Norilsk Nickel's Taimyr mine in Siberia, the Russian company said.
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Russia's Nornickel: at least three people killed in Taimyr mine accident

Russia's Norilsk Nickel said on Tuesday that at least three people had been killed in an accident at its Taimyr mine in Siberia.
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Dam collapse kills at least 15 gold miners in Siberia

At least 15 gold miners were killed on Saturday when a dam collapsed, flooding an artisanal mining encampment in a remote part of Siberia, officials said.
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At least 13 miners killed by dam collapse at Siberian gold mine

At least 13 miners were killed on Saturday when a dam collapsed at a gold mine about 160 km (100 miles) south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russian news agencies reported.
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Dam failure kills at least 11 at Siberian gold mine

A dam failure at a gold mine killed at least 11 miners early on Saturday in Siberia, about 160 km (100 miles) south of the city of Krasnoyarsk, the Russian investigative committee has said.
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Ex-head of Alrosa's flooded Russian mine found dead in custody

The former head of a Siberian diamond mine owned by Alrosa where eight men were killed in a flood two years ago was found dead in a pre-trial detention center on Tuesday, a day after he was arrested,..
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Russian jet hard lands in Siberia, 49 people seek medical aid: RIA

Forty-nine people on board a Russian passenger jet sought medical assistance after the plane hard landed in the Russian Siberian city of Barnaul on Wednesday, the RIA state news agency reporting,..
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Russia arrests shaman who vowed to banish Putin from the Kremlin

Russian police on Thursday arrested a Siberian shaman who had become a media curiosity after embarking on a long trek to Moscow which he had promised would culminate in him driving President Vladimir..
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A coal-fired nation in transition

This Friday students will strike to make the point the climate emergency is here, confirmed by fires in Siberia and melting permafrost.
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New blasts hit Siberia ammunition dump during cleanup from earlier explosions

New blasts tore through a Siberian ammunition dump on Friday during a clean-up operation, four days after it was destroyed by explosions that forced thousands of people to evacuate nearby areas.
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Blasts rock Russian ammo depot in Siberia, five injured: TASS

A series of explosions rocked a Russian ammo depot in Siberia for the second time in a week on Friday, injuring five people, the TASS news agency cited doctors as saying.
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Trump offers Putin help with Siberian wildfires: Kremlin

U.S. President Donald Trump offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin help in putting out vast wildfires that are raging in Siberia, the Kremlin said late on Wednesday, a move it said Putin took..
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Trump discusses Siberian wildfires, trade in call with Russia's Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss wildfires in Siberia and trade between their two nations, the White House said.
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Jeep sinks in river in Russia, killing 10, including six children

A jeep flipped over on Friday while trying to cross the shallows of a river in the Siberian region of Tuva, killing 10 people, including six children, Russian police said.
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Flood victims in Siberia complain authorities failed to warn them

Russian residents of the Siberian region of Irkutsk devastated by a fatal flood have accused the authorities of failing to give them adequate warning that could have helped save lives and avert damage.
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Two killed, seven injured as Russian plane makes emergency landing in Siberia

Two people were killed and seven injured when an Antonov An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing on Thursday at an airport in Russia's Buryatia region in Siberia, the area's emergency..
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Russian hermit seeks peace in remote Siberia

Viktor, 62, turned his back on society 16 years ago and moved to the remote forest wilderness of Russian Siberia where he lives in seclusion in a wooden hut, studying the Bible and foraging for food.
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