All Nippon Airways tours Tolmachevo and says it meets with high standards required to deal with planes that divert between Japan and Europe.
Possible route could see 400km/hour bullet train pass through heart of Siberia and Altai region with stops in major cities.
Memorandum of understanding will see construction of major projects including new refinery and upgrade to port.
After more than a month away from his mountain cave, 100-year-old lama will soon be taken on journey back to cave from where he was stolen.
Despite the cold weather, growers in Irkutsk are managing to sell their own fruit developed in greenhouses and pollinated by foreign bees.
Renowned scientist says temperatures could 'rise twice faster' in Yakutia than the rest of the world.