Intriguing finds from archeological excavations in old garrison town of Tara, a key historic staging post to the east.
Pictures prove the gruesome fate of reindeer 'to meet demands for traditional medicines in China and South Korea'.
Waves on Russia's Pacific shoreline crafted old bottles, porcelain and tiles into a sparkling tourist attraction.
Kissing and hugging to survive, hallucinations, fearing their 4 children would be orphans, giving up, cuddling in the Arctic snow to die...then a miracle.
Geysers, active volcanoes, thermal lakes, mountains, Pleistocene glaciers, cascading rivers... and a lot of bears!