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Pedro the Italian Opera Singer and the Communists
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[[Image:River_Ob.jpg|thumb|250px|Despite its reputation, Siberia is not just about cold snow!]]
  
Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a girl named Tori. She had blonde hair and blue eyes and a charming smile. Tori loved to laugh—she finds nearly everything funny. However, everything changed the day her entire family was killed in an arson fire started by the Communist party of Kansas. Tori was sent to live with her great aunt Maude in Wasilla, Alaska…
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'''Siberia''' (Сиби́рь ''Sibir'') is a region in [[Russia]].
  
Pedro Mallini was an Italian opera singer from the well known port of Ostia. Castrated at birth, Pedro felt an unnatural abhorrence of the opposite sex, and devoted all of his time to develop his voice. With a love for watermelon and frosting, Pedro was severely overweight, and was often shunned by his classmates in Wasilla High. But Pedro didn’t mind, because he knew that in just two short years he would back in his homeland, pursuing his passion, and performing for millions…
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Tori rushed to her first class, Modern Literature, running late. It had not been her fault that her alarm clock had failed to work, she spent fifteen minutes wandering around Wasilla trying to find the elusive High School, and then had been forced to wait patiently as the principal attempted to adjust her schedule and simultaneously convert her to Taoism.
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They had put her in Deer Hunting V.  
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And that was so not going to happen.
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region1name=[[Eastern Siberia]] |
“Sorry I’m—” Great, just great. No one was there. They schedule had said room 112, and as she double checked the sign, this was room 112. Her hand fell limply to her side as she sighed, wondering just what she was going to do.
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“ARE YOU LOOOST?” Tori spun around to find a large, flamboyant boy barreling toward her.
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“Um, yeah,” Tori answered, eyeing the boy with distaste. He hair was combed into faux hawk, the tips of his dark, Italian hair dyed blue. His electric yellow pants were actually electric—sparks of light shot up the seam with every step. Coupled with a pink, polka-dotted shirt, his stood out against the beige walls of Wasilla High.
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“WHAT IS YOOURR NAME, YOUUUNG ONE?” He announced, throwing his hands up in a dramatic gesture.  
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“Tori. WHYY ARE YOOU TALKINNG LIKE THAAT?” She asked, mimicking his style of pronouncing each word loudly and in song.
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“I WIISSH TO BEE AN OPEERA SIINGERRRRR!” He belted, smiling down at her. “NIICE TO MEEET YOUUU, TORIII. I AMM PEDROOO.”
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“Uh, nice to meet you, Pedro,” Tori said, finding a sudden fondness for this Italian, opera singing, boy. “Listen, do you know where modern literature is?”
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“We here don’t have no dern litareture in this heh parts. We shoot deer. Sarah Palin! Don’tcha know?” A new voice said, and Tori looked past Pedro to see a skinny boy in a flannel jumpsuit amble towards her. It was the Kansan Communists!
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“Hola. Mi nombre es Victoria Maria Isabela Juanita Rodriguez Chestera. Mataron mi familia. Prepare to die.”
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And then the Communists attacked with Communist weapons (beefy pasta) and then they all died an equal, classless death. Sarah Palin!
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==Cities==
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[[Image:Lake Kutserla.jpg|thumb|250px|Lake Kutserla in the [[Altai Republic]]]]
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*[[Novosibirsk]]
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*[[Barnaul]]
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*[[Irkutsk]]
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*[[Krasnoyarsk]]
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*[[Kemerovo]]
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*[[Novokuznetsk]]
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*[[Omsk]]
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*[[Tomsk]]
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*[[Ulan Ude]]
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==Other destinations==
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*[[Lake Baikal]]. The pearl of Siberia. It is the deepest and one of the purest lakes in the World.
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==Understand==
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With an area of nearly 10 million sq.km., Siberia is vast.  While the popular view of Siberia is of howling arctic wastes dotted with penal colonies, the truth is more complex. The west of Siberia is covered by a swampy plain, the central plateau is heavily forested, and the east has mountains soaring to above 3,000 meters. Only the extreme north is true tundra, where temperatures can hit -68°C in winter.
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==Talk==
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==Get in==
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===By train===
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[[Image:Krasnoyarsk_railway_station.jpg|thumb|250px|Krasnoyarsk station, near the midpoint of the [[Trans-Siberian Railway]]]]
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The '''[[Trans-Siberian Railway]]''', connecting [[Moscow]] to [[Vladivostok]], is by far the most famous method of transportation in Siberia. Covering a distance of 9,289 kilometres, making it one of the longest railways in the world, the full trip takes over 6 days and crosses 8 time zones. Its branches the Trans-Manchurian and Trans-Mongolian connect to [[Beijing]] in China, the first directly, the second via [[Ulaanbaatar]] in [[Mongolia]].
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Less famed is the [[Baikal-Amur Mainline]] (BAM), a northern line running parallel to the Trans-Siberian for 4,234 km. Completed only in 1991 and built mostly for military reasons, further away from the border of China, the BAM is much less touristed.
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==Get around==
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==See==
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[[Image:Krasnoyarsk Ostrich.jpg|thumb|250px|Cold ostriches in Siberia]]
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*'''Mountainous Altai''' ''(Gorny Altai)'' - this region of Siberia is very popular among eco tourists. Mountainering and mountain rivers' rafting are wide spread here. The area is famous for its stunning scenery.
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*'''Ethnic Khanty Nomad Camp''', Kazym
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*'''Ethnic Mansi Nomad Camp''', Yasunt
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* Siberia on Video [http://travelallrussia.com/siberia/]
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==Do==
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*Mushroom picking
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*Hiking/biking
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*Alpine Sports
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*Whitewater rafting
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*Cross country skiing
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*Dog sledding
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*Reindeer herding
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==Eat==
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==Drink==
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*Vodka (водка) and tea (чай)
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==Get out==
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[[WikiPedia:Siberia]]

Revision as of 16:13, 4 September 2009

Despite its reputation, Siberia is not just about cold snow!

Siberia (Сиби́рь Sibir) is a region in Russia.

Contents

Regions

Siberia regions.png

Cities

Lake Kutserla in the Altai Republic

Other destinations

  • Lake Baikal. The pearl of Siberia. It is the deepest and one of the purest lakes in the World.

Understand

With an area of nearly 10 million sq.km., Siberia is vast. While the popular view of Siberia is of howling arctic wastes dotted with penal colonies, the truth is more complex. The west of Siberia is covered by a swampy plain, the central plateau is heavily forested, and the east has mountains soaring to above 3,000 meters. Only the extreme north is true tundra, where temperatures can hit -68°C in winter.

Talk

Get in

By train

Krasnoyarsk station, near the midpoint of the Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway, connecting Moscow to Vladivostok, is by far the most famous method of transportation in Siberia. Covering a distance of 9,289 kilometres, making it one of the longest railways in the world, the full trip takes over 6 days and crosses 8 time zones. Its branches the Trans-Manchurian and Trans-Mongolian connect to Beijing in China, the first directly, the second via Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

Less famed is the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), a northern line running parallel to the Trans-Siberian for 4,234 km. Completed only in 1991 and built mostly for military reasons, further away from the border of China, the BAM is much less touristed.

Get around

See

Cold ostriches in Siberia
  • Mountainous Altai (Gorny Altai) - this region of Siberia is very popular among eco tourists. Mountainering and mountain rivers' rafting are wide spread here. The area is famous for its stunning scenery.
  • Ethnic Khanty Nomad Camp, Kazym
  • Ethnic Mansi Nomad Camp, Yasunt
  • Siberia on Video [1]

Do

  • Mushroom picking
  • Hiking/biking
  • Alpine Sports
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Cross country skiing
  • Dog sledding
  • Reindeer herding

Eat

Drink

  • Vodka (водка) and tea (чай)

Get out

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