Articles for the Russia (Asia) Category


Russia (Asia)

In the Altai, the natural world is a shrine, not a field for recreation

In the Altai, the natural world is a shrine, not a field for recreation

The type of tourism described in travel articles is exactly what the elders in this region of Russia fear Joanna Dobson The Guardian, Wednesday 10 November 2010 Luke Harding obviously had a great family adventure holiday despite the “sagging yurt beds, mosquitoes and inedible food” (Come on kids, we’re off to Siberia, 25 September). He […]

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Russia (Asia)

Clear-water revival

Clear-water revival

Grass-roots tourism is triumphing over industrial polluters at the world’s oldest lake, writes Leisa Tyler. It’s known as Russia’s natural jewel, the soul of Siberia. Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest lake, was formed after a unique geographical rift 25 million to 30 million years ago. At 636 kilometres long and 79 kilometres wide, the banana-shaped […]

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