Gold deposits at the Podgolechnoye mine in Yakutia are more impressive than earlier understood.
As temperatures sunk to minus 50C and below, schools and kindergartens were closed for the world's hardiest children.
The Siberian producer - owned mainly by the Russian state and the Sakha government - hopes to shine on the international market.
Svetlana Churkina, 28, from the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) had gone through eight surgical operations after the crash.
A deal worth at least $60 million a year is close between Russia's largest diamond mining company and the US giant Tiffany & Co.
Alexander Smelov, 55, killed in his office in Yakutsk.
I found a place and people who have kept their authenticity and culture far from the globalisation, currently killing every culture around the world, one by one.
Kate Balkitskaya enjoys Black Russian cocktails in Siberian 'capital' Novosibirsk.