Complete with shield and intimidating helmet, President will receive gift from Novosibirsk State University in recognition of his 'iron wolf' character.
Hi-tech project would use computer models to predict climate change and help with safe production of oil and gas in Northern Russia.
Irkutsk officials say supplies to major city could run out but Russian government says more analysis of environmental impact needed.
Staycations have become a 'mass source of income' for businesses on the edge of Baikal, with predictions of more to come in 2015.
Vapour trail casts ghostly spectre above Altai just minutes after rocket carrying satellite blasts off into space.
With thick coat to keep it warm, the little Yakut horse loves nothing better than running about the frozen fields.
Former major who previously claimed dog food was fed to soldiers given jail sentence for beating up handcuffed soldier who had deserted ranks.
Hope for millions around world with preparations under way for clinical trials on people starting next year.