The 46 year old suffered severe burns to her face and hands after being forced 'headfirst into a burning stove'.
A renaissance of one of Siberia's first outposts as the Far North becomes the new economic frontier.
Through his extraordinary photographs, Sergey Anisimov has done more than most to show real Siberia to the world.
Sightings of 'primeval monsters' in Siberia's Lake Labynkyr were made before 'Nessie' was spotted in Scotland.
Kate Balkitskaya enjoys Black Russian cocktails in Siberian 'capital' Novosibirsk.