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Sticky water ...

It seems strange to be writing about an alga that thrives in winter in the middle of one of Britain’s rare heatwaves but I came across two papers recently that shed some light on the ecology of… 981 more words

An American's Insights into Russia, 1995-2005-2015

Book review: Bears in the Streets, by Lisa Dickey

No fewer than six people in six different cities (and four different time zones) had informed me that this is what Americans think. 1,158 more words

Book Review

Day 12: On the Shores of Lake Baikal #transsiberianwriters

Today I am missing home. I’m missing our activists, poets and writers who are on the frontlines fighting for human rights. What I’m NOT missing are our politics, the injustices, the corruption, and the complete lack of respect for black and brown bodies. 391 more words


A sub-zero journey

“If you want to catch a beast you don’t see every day. You have to go places quite out of the way. You have to go places no others can get to.

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Lake Baikal

Being the largest freshwater source on the globe, Lake Baikal is 5,387 feet deep and stretches for nearly 400 miles. This lake is unbelievably clean and home to many species of plants and aquatic animals. 13 more words

Russia And The Republics

Trans-Mongolian/Trans-Siberian Trip ...

The itinerary was as given below:

June 26: Beijing

June 27

June 28

June 29: Beijing to Ulaanbaatar (Train)

June 30: Ulaanbaatar

July 1

July 2… 5,658 more words


Notes from exile

Tsagaan Sar, or lunar new year, was celebrated last week in Mongolia. Over the course of several days, people visit the homes of family and friends. 886 more words