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Wild Russia – Siberia (National Geographic)

What a great video about Siberia in Russia…

Accounting for around 10 per cent of the world’s dry land, Siberia is famous as a brutally cold place. Yet it is home to a diverse range of habitats and animal life – including musk deer, camels, gazelles and the extraordinary Siberian salamander, which can spend years encased in -40°C ice and still survive. Exploring from the frozen north to the southern steppes, this is the real Siberia.

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Russian Video: The Votians…

The Votians live in the North-West of Russia, where the River Luga flows into the Gulf of Finland. Fishing has always been the main source of income for the Votians, smoked fish is their favorite national dish. Their language, Votic or Votian, closely related to Estonian, is spoken only in Krakolye and Luzhitsy, two villages in the Kingisepp district, and there are only 62 speakers left. Every summer, the Votians celebrate the Luzhitsy bounty, the festival of the Votian people. The girls go into the woods with beautiful pine baskets to collect medicinal leaves for tea while the children make a Votian goblin out of straw for the festival.

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Russian Video: Stuck in a Trash Chute…

A man got stuck in a rubbish chute trying to hide from his girlfriend after an argument in the city of Tyumen.

­The 31-year old jumped into the pipe on the eighth floor and fell three floors down before getting trapped. He then started crying for help – luckily, he was not injured.

Rescue workers had to use an electric saw to cut the metal and extricate the victim. Then they passed him to a waiting ambulance team.

Tyumen police say this is not the first time they have had to rescue someone from a rubbish chute.

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Russian Video: Moose-on-the-loose mingle with Muscovites…

Three moose have been wandering freely around the streets of Moscow today, thrilling local residents.

­One moose stood right outside a local police station, while the others set up camp in front of a residential block in Sokolniki. Officers patrolled the area to ensure the safety of residents and the animals.

It is thought the moose escaped from an animal sanctuary next to Sokolniki Park. Several attempts were made to drive the animals back, but they kept returning. The latest reports suggest they have now gone home.

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