A few months ago Altai Region was basking in a heat wave, suffering shortages of water for crops.
Beijing reviewing its energy needs with slowing economy, says report.
Don't shoot but instead feed starving roe deer, decide men in the Altai Mountains.
Geologists say as much as 44.8 billion roubles-worth has been found in valley to the north of famous range.
But further development unlikely unless authorities improve infrastructure at 'Siberian Coin' gambling zone.
A 15 million rouble subsidy has been granted to airline S7 to operate flights on the Moscow to Gorno-Altaisk route during the rest of 2012.
$50 billion has created a dream Winter Olympics resort - but Siberia also has great mountains.
Male, female and two cubs spotted in Ak Cholushpa Nature Park in Altai Republic.
President on 'unofficial' holiday amid some of Russia's most spectacular scenery.