Facilities, including a library and even a pasta and meat shop, ensure jail in Krasnoyarsk tops the list as the best place to be on remand.
Putin backs proposal to give one hectare to each citizen or person willing to move to region in a bid to stimulate economy and boost population.
100-year-old woman among the hundreds who party the night away on the banks of a Yakutia river as temperatures fall to -43C.
Probe under way into tragedy of two women and man gunned down by colleague said to have had problems at work.
Experts undertake pioneering tests on skulls to finally understand how doctors carried out remarkable operations more than 2,300 years ago.
Population told there is a 'need' to get back into the garden or field and pull together to overcome economic crisis.
Siberia aluminium magnate blames Central Bank for failing to stem problems and says they would be better off ruling economy 'from Space'.
Fresh water supply crisis looms in parts of Siberia as critics accuse hydroelectric firm of 'excessive drainage' from lake.
More than 130billion roubles invested in special gambling zone to lure wealthy Asian tourists to Russia, complete with its own beach, marina and ski area.