Separately, 18 frozen bear paws hidden in coal cargo train nabbed by customs.
Remains of extinct giant unearthed in excavation in Khanty-Mansi.
This is the first picture of mammoth bone marrow from which scientists are seeking to extract DNA to bring the extinct giant back to life.
The prospects of a cloned mammoth is nearer after the sensational discovery of 'living cells' from the ancient creatures in northern Siberia.
Skeleton of almost complete beast discovered on banks of Lena River close to Yakutsk.
Bones of 11 extinct giants discovered, plus one woolly rhinoceros: but why did they die here?
Implements or weapons made of quartz and quartzite unearthed among tons of bones under a Siberian village called... Mammoth.
Research in some of Russia's remotest regions on 43,000 year old bones may have a very modern application in saving lives of coronary patients.
Scientists now examining new discovery in hunt for 'living cells'.