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Russia’s biggest bird is released back into wild to conquer the skies again

Bambur the rare black vulture had been found wounded in the Land of the Leopard National Park in the Russian Far East. The injury may…

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Arctic tundra contaminated with high levels of mercury pollution, scientists warn

Experts fear soil run-off could poison sea life native communities rely on for survival and warn climate change could exacerbate problem. The remote Arctic tundra may seem…

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Norilsk Nickel participates in recreation of salmon population in Arctic

The Norilsk Nickel Company’s Murmansk Transportation Branch (MTB) bought and released into waters of the Umba River in the Murmansk region 47,000 salmon fry. The…

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Gigantic Prehistoric Reptile’s Remains Unearthed in Russia

A team of scientists uncovered the remains of a new species of prehistoric marine reptile known as the pliosaur on the bank of Volga river…

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Black storks return to Moscow region after century-long absence

Experts from the Moscow region’s Ministry of Ecology have spotted a nest of rare black storks, listed in Russia’s Red Data Book, the ministry said…

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Scientists count Yamal marine mammals from helicopters

This May, biologists from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, researchers from Russian Arctic National Park, the Barents Sea Branch…

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Why Russia’s Indigenous People Are Wary Of National Parks

Russia’s northern Indigenous people have reason to view their national parks system with suspicion. Park boundaries are sometimes rolled back to make way for resource…

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Amateur astronomer creates a spectacular panorama of the Milky Way by painstakingly stitching together 110 images

An enthusiastic astronomer painstakingly stitched together a series of shots taken on one night from a remote hill in Russia to make this incredibly detailed panorama…

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