Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Cyberian Dispatch 9: Playing Hide and Seek with the Angara

Posted on 01.14.2019 in Of Note
Cyberian Dispatch 9: Playing Hide and Seek with the Angara

Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac There are more than 330 rivers that flow into Lake Baikal, filling the cavernous Lake with one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. But there is only one mighty river that flows out: the Angara. In Irkutsk, the largest city on the Angara, the River is half a block from our…

Cyberian Dispatch 8: A Blazing Welcome in a Frozen Baikal Village

Posted on 01.01.2019 in Of Note
Cyberian Dispatch 8: A Blazing Welcome in a Frozen Baikal Village

  Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac The indigenous, traditionally semi-nomadic Buryat people of Eastern Siberia used to live separately from one another until the Soviet Union forced them into collectives where their language and customs were suppressed. Now, in post-Soviet times, many still live side by side with Russians in villages like Bugul’deyka, a tiny…

Cyberian Dispatch 6: 114 Gigabytes of Ice

Posted on 11.15.2018 in Of Note
Cyberian Dispatch 6: 114 Gigabytes of Ice

  Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac Most people who have never visited Siberia imagine it as a vast territory locked in permafrost. In fact, it was far from that when we arrived in September. We often walked about Irkutsk in shirtsleeves admiring the flowers and enjoying the warm breezes. Temps slowly diminished over time, but…