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Self-proclaimed Jesus commands thousandsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 06:59:00

VICE visits a commune in Siberia in hopes of meeting a man who claims to be Jesus and has a following of thousands.

VICE: Siberia's North Korean labor campupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 14:33:00 investigates what it suspects are North Korean labor camps operating in the forests of Siberia.

North Korean labor camps in Siberiaupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 14:33:00

Kim Jong Il, the absolute dictator of North Korea, made a very rare trip outside the protection of his own borders this past August, albeit on a heavily armored private train. The reason for the trip was a meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to talk about forming deeper trade and labor alliances between the two countries. This would all seem quite normal and boring if it weren't for the fact that a) nothing is ever normal when it comes to North Korea and, b) Vice happened to also be in the Amur region at the exact same time as Kim Jong Il. But we were there to track down a different kind of North Korean in Siberia: slaves.

What we learn before we're bornupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 11:28:00

Science writer Annie Murphy Paul discusses new research that shows how much we learn in the womb.

What babies learn before they're bornupdated: Sun Dec 11 2011 11:28:00

When does learning begin? As I explain in the talk I gave at TED, learning starts much earlier than many of us would have imagined: in the womb.

'Devastating' drug gains popularity in Russiaupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 12:51:00

They don't call it being "sent to Siberia" for nothing.

Successful launch for Russian supply rocketupdated: Sun Oct 30 2011 12:08:00

An unmanned Russian rocket successfully lifted off with a cargo of supplies for the crew of the International Space Station on Sunday, two months after a similar rocket crashed in Siberia.

Space debris threat 'at tipping point'updated: Fri Sep 02 2011 09:44:00

Satellite failures could become more commonplace, scientists have warned, as the amount of space debris reaches a "tipping point."

Russia: Cargo rocket crashes in Siberiaupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 13:12:00

A Russian space freighter carrying cargo to the International Space Station has crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian emergency officials said Wednesday. Steve Rushin: Did the Cubs really win the 1908 World Series? Maybe notupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 10:14:00

The Apache chief Geronimo was still alive, as were the outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, not to mention the former slave Harriet Tubman, and the first nurse, Florence Nightingale, and the writers Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy. Every one of them was drawing breath on October 14, 1908, and thus capable of seeing the Chicago Cubs win the World Series that afternoon, something they rather famously haven't done again in 103 years.

11 feared dead as Russian plane crashes in East Siberiaupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 07:19:00

A cargo plane crashed in the Russia's East Siberia, apparently killing all eleven people on board, Russian transport officials reported Tuesday.

Engine trouble forces Russian plane to make emergency landingupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 06:01:00

A Russian plane carrying 46 passengers and crew made an emergency landing in Siberia after a technical fault was discovered in one of its engines, a Russian official said Saturday.

Plane crash in Russia kills at least 6updated: Mon Jul 11 2011 11:11:00

At least six people were killed and another three were seriously injured in a plane crash in western Siberia, a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry official told CNN Monday.

Fears of fast-spreading deadly fires like in 2010 arise in Russiaupdated: Sat Jun 11 2011 20:42:00

Russia sent emergency fire-fighting aircraft over Siberia's Taiga forests and residential areas to battle 200 new wildfires raging over the past 24 hours, the Emergency Ministry said Saturday.

30,000-year-old girl's pinkie points to new early human speciesupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 13:47:00

An overlooked female pinkie bone put in storage after it was discovered in a Siberian cave two years ago points to the existence of a previously unknown prehistoric human species, anthropologists say.

Driverless van crosses from Europe to Asiaupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:20:00

A driverless van has completed the longest-ever trip by an unmanned vehicle, beginning in Italy and arriving in China, covering 13,000 kilometers (8,077 miles), researchers said.

Siberian village destroyed by wildfires, others threatenedupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 14:14:00

An entire village in southern Siberia was burned to ashes by a new wave of wildfires Wednesday, leaving more than a thousand homeless, authorities said.

6 missing after Russian tugboat sinksupdated: Sat Aug 28 2010 02:23:00

The search resumed Saturday for six sailors missing after their tugboat sank in the Laptev Sea off Siberia's northern coast, Russian news agencies reported.

15 dead in Siberian plane crashupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 15:19:00

A passenger plane crashed Monday night near the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia in southeastern Russia, killing all 15 people aboard, the Ministry of Emergencies said, according to Interfax.

30 dead in Russian mine blastsupdated: Mon May 10 2010 04:01:00

The death toll from explosions at a Russian mine climbed to 30 on Monday as rescue efforts resumed in western Siberia, the nation's Emergency Situations Ministry said. Norman Chad: Jones' monument to himself a heap of corporate excess and football gloryupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 20:23:00

Bugsy Siegel, in the 1991 film "Bugsy," walked into the desert and envisioned a glittering gambling palace.

62 still missing after blast at Russian plantupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 09:42:00

As many as 62 workers are still missing Tuesday, a day after an explosion at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant killed 12 people, a government official said.

10 dead, 68 missing in explosion at Russian plantupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 14:29:00

Water pipes burst during repair work Monday at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant, causing an explosion that killed at least 10 workers and left 68 missing, Russian Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu told reporters.

Putin bares torso in Siberian vacation shotsupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 20:29:00

He has been caught on camera firing a tranquilizer dart into a Siberian tiger and has co-piloted a fighter jet. Now Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has added to his action-man credentials with a series of photographs showing a recent adventure vacation to Siberia.

Eco-boat attempts perilous Arctic voyageupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 07:48:00

An eco-friendly French boat is hoping to successfully cross the perilous Arctic sea passage that links the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific.

Climate change threatens Lake Baikal's unique ecosystemupdated: Fri May 01 2009 01:37:00

Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's largest and most biologically diverse lake, faces the prospect of severe ecological disruption as a result of climate change, according to team of U.S. and Russian scientists.

9-foot dinosaur skeleton is no-sale at auctionupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 10:39:00

Bidding failed to meet expectations Saturday on a uniquely complete skeleton of a Jurassic-era dryosaurus -- a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur -- so it was no-sale for the centerpiece at an auction of rare skeletons, fossils and other prehistoric memorabilia.

For sale: Dinosaurupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 10:39:00

A 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton is on the auction block in New York.

Russian, U.S. satellites collide in spaceupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 19:02:00

Two satellites, one Russian and one American, have collided some 800 kilometers (500 miles) above Siberia, the Russian and U.S. space agencies, said Thursday. Volunteering to Kill Georgiansupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 13:00:00

On Scene: At a Russian recruitment center in North Ossetia, soldiers of all ages are eager to join the cause

Tunguska blast still a mystery 100 years onupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 10:17:00

It produced a blast hundreds of times stronger than the Hiroshima bomb, was seen hundreds of miles away and narrowly missed obliterating an entire city -- but 100 years to the week after the mysterious explosion in Siberia, no one is any closer to understanding what caused it.

Disconnecting is key to exploringupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 07:47:00

There is such a thing as being out of time: of looking at a map in your bedroom and realizing the most intriguing bits of the world have already been explored, that many indigenous groups had already been ruined by modern life, that vast tracts of rainforests or deserts or seas had also been spoiled by progress, that climbing Everest has become just another sport. Voting and Insanity in Russia updated: Mon Mar 03 2008 02:00:00

Election authorities placed some of the ballot booths for Khotkovo in a psychiatric hospital. At least it insured a turnout An Asteroid Hurtles Toward Marsupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 13:35:00

Astronomers are hoping for a spectacular high-impact collision as asteroid 2007 WD5 zooms toward Mars Global Warming's Next Victim: Wheat updated: Mon Aug 27 2007 16:00:00

Floods and droughts have pushed world wheat prices to record levels, and the problem threatens to get a lot worse

Estonian man charged with genocideupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:29:00

An 88-year-old Estonian man has been charged with genocide for helping deport hundreds of his countrymen to Soviet camps in 1949, the Estonian prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. Much Ado About College Rankingsupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 10:00:00

A controversial list comes out with few surprises at the top but with one dramatic shift among elite colleges

Fortune: The great Arctic Circle oil rushupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 22:31:00

It's an irony that even Al Gore might appreciate. As global warming causes the polar icecaps to recede, potentially oil-rich seabeds are being uncovered beneath the Arctic Circle in the suddenly navigable -- and drillable -- territory.

Mammoth discoveryupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 04:13:00

Mammoth discovery

35 die in Russia mine gas blastupdated: Thu May 24 2007 05:35:00

At least 35 miners were dead and three missing after a methane gas explosion Thursday at a coal mine in southwestern Siberia, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said, Russia's Interfax news agency reported. Officials said 179 miners were rescued -- seven of them were injured.

Fortune: Silicon Siberiaupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 00:01:00

Time passes slowly in Novosibirsk. In front of the opera house on Red Prospect, skateboard kids skid off the plinth of the Lenin statue. The tilting chimneys of roadside hovels, rusted auto husks, ...

Fortune: A Buena Idea? ¡Sin Duda!updated: Mon Apr 02 2007 00:01:00

I'm standing on the corner of 52nd Street and Sixth Avenue in New York City. At this time, the thermometer is grazing 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Factoring in the effect of the wind, which is blowing do...

Fortune: Tech in a very cold placeupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 18:02:00

Time passes slowly in Novosibirsk. In front of the opera house on Red Prospect, skateboard kids skid off the plinth of the Lenin statue, chewing on Afghan nuswar, which calibrates the brain to a low buzz. Rusted auto husks and the tilting chimneys of roadside hovels appear to have slouched into poses over many decades. At the boat hotel on the Ob River, the cook does not hurry with the kasha. The capital of Siberia, Russia's thirdlargest city, Novosibirsk in winter offers few explicit charms.

Search for miners as Russia mournsupdated: Wed Mar 21 2007 04:20:00

Hopes of saving three missing men faded on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach them in a Russian coal mine where 107 died in one of the the country's worst mine disasters.

Searchers look for Russian minersupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 04:22:00

Hopes dimmed, as rescue teams searched for survivors, a day after an explosion ripped through a coal mine in southwestern Siberia, killing 107 people, officials said.

Russian mine explosion kills 75updated: Mon Mar 19 2007 09:06:00

At least 75 miners are dead, a number that could rise, and at least 43 are missing after a methane gas explosion Monday at a coal mine in southwestern Siberia, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said. Rookie reportupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 12:01:00

With all the preseason hype following a certain Colombian driver from Formula One, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing Juan Pablo Montoya is the only driver running for rookie of the year in NASCAR's top series.

CNNMoney: Russia plays hardball, and markets take noteupdated: Fri Jan 12 2007 06:09:00

Russian oil is again flowing through Belarus, but the three-day shutdown has raised yet more concerns about how reliable the world's second-largest oil exporter really is.

Second Russian hospital hit by fatal fireupdated: Sat Dec 09 2006 18:31:00

A fire at a mental health hospital in Siberia killed eight people a day after a fire at a Moscow drug treatment facility killed 45 women, Russian media reported.

Shortcuts: Learn a languageupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 10:06:00

(CNN) -- Fancy getting fluent in a foreign tongue in one month? Here's how to get started.

Fortune: Macromanaging at Martha Stewart Livingupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 12:23:00

My style is to macromanage, except that I will always, at some point, go deep into whatever my team is working on. If we are launching a new magazine, I'll spend a few days giving them feedback. I ...

Relatives grieve Russia crash deadupdated: Wed Aug 23 2006 00:13:00

Relatives have been struggling to come to terms with the loss of all 170 people aboard an airliner that crashed in Ukraine, as investigators combed the wreckage for bodies and clues to the disaster.

124 dead in Russia airline crashupdated: Sun Jul 09 2006 04:30:00

A Sibir Airlines passenger jet with 200 people on board veered off the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing at least 124 people, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

'150 dead' in Russian jet crashupdated: Sat Jul 08 2006 22:13:00

An Airbus A-310 passenger jet with 200 people on board left the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing 150 people, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.

Olson a doctor without bordersupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 16:18:00

Dr. David Olson has had patients in a remote region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has treated people in the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia near the Black Sea and in a gulag prison hospital in Siberia. He has had patients in a northwest Uganda town called Arua.

Specks of 'fire and ice' in comet dustupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 10:27:00

Scientists with NASA's Stardust mission said they have found "fire and ice" in dust from the tail of Comet Wild-2, findings they called surprising on Monday.

Fortune: A Shell of itselfupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 13:24:00

Judging by the $23 billion it earned last year, these should be the best of times for Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant that ranks third among the top five Western oil companies. But Wall Street isn't celebrating. Instead, analysts are worried that buried beneath the record profit figures are worrying signs of a business in decline.

Fortune: A Shell of Itselfupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 12:02:00

Judging by the $23 billion it earned last year, these should be the best of times for Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant that ranks third among the top five Western oil companies. But Wall Street ...

Athletes riding their luck in Torinoupdated: Fri Feb 17 2006 04:46:00

There is a pig living a peaceful existence in the Austrian alpine village of Bichlbach, a little cold perhaps, but otherwise perfectly happy. For now.

CNNMoney: Oil moves down on healthy inventory dataupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 08:56:00

Oil prices turned down Wednesday on a government report that showed both crude and gasoline inventories climbed last week.

FSB: Siberian Sliceupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 10:04:00

Eric Shogren storms the food counter at MyMy, a cafeteria in downtown Moscow. He's a big train wreck of a man: wild hair, half-tucked red polo shirt, blue blazer straining to contain his burly chest. Shogren reaches over the loaded trays of two tiny Russian women in line and starts criticizing the food. Can you believe this? he barks, stabbing an accusatory finger at the desiccated chicken and lamb entrees that sit baking under a heat lamp. And look at the potatoes--and the cake! the American businessman bellows. It's slop! Tasteless mediocrity!

Money Magazine: 05 Homeupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 16:42:00

rint) or the fact that haggling is expected--even at department stores and websites. Then there's the huge range in prices: If you have a $2,900 budget and want a queen-size innerspring bed, you could purchase the high-end hotel mattress beloved by seasoned travelers, along with the best linens a lot of money can buy. Or you could deck out aSn entire bedroom. Whatever makes you most comfortable. --JULIE MIHALY ...

CNNMoney: Bringing New York pizza to Siberiaupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 17:50:00

Eric Shogren storms the food counter at MyMy, a cafeteria in downtown Moscow, reaches over the loaded trays of two tiny Russian women in line and starts criticizing the food.

Bird flu: HK 'may seal border'updated: Thu Oct 20 2005 22:56:00

One of Asia's busiest borders might be sealed if the deadly H5N1 bird flu starts spreading from human to human, according to a media report.

EU meets to set battle plan for bird fluupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 02:33:00

Europe's top health officials met Thursday to discuss ways to thwart the spread of bird flu as the deadly H5N1 virus that has now hit the continent reared its head again in east and Southeast Asia.

Money Magazine: 05 Homeupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

Shopping for a mattress is enough to make a person lose more than mere sleep. Maybe it's the slick salesmen babbling about coil counts, or the multipage warranties (yes, you should read the fine pr...

Fortune: Billion-Dollar Betsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 00:01:00

When was the last time you heard about a bold CEO who has bet the company on some big, hairy project that may never pay off? Has the age of compliance turned executives into wimps with a calculator...

28 killed in Russian plane crashupdated: Wed Mar 16 2005 07:52:00

A Russian plane crashed as it tried to make an emergency landing in Russia's far north, killing 28 of the 52 people aboard, officials say.

Researchers unlock mystery of Meteor Craterupdated: Wed Mar 09 2005 15:00:00

The space rock that carved Meteor Crater in Arizona hit the planet much more slowly than astronomers once figured, but still 10 times faster than a rifle bullet.

Business 2.0: How You Can Play The Oil Gameupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

Volatility always spells investment opportunity, and the global oil market still offers plenty of both. Most energy stocks have already enjoyed a good run, but the risks to the global oil supply, r...

Putin seeks trade boost with Chinaupdated: Thu Oct 14 2004 02:00:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in China to mark 55 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations and to seek a further boost in bilateral trade.

Chechnya: Problem region for Putinupdated: Fri Sep 03 2004 08:37:00

Chechen never has been an easy territory for Russia -- or for its current President, Vladimir Putin.

Miller: I entrust my family's future to Bushupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 20:34:00

Sen. Zell Miller, of Georgia, was the keynote speaker Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. Miller, a Democrat, has broken with his party and sided with President Bush on such issues his handling of the war against terror. Here is a transcript of his remarks:

Recent major Russian air crashesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 04:20:00

Here are details of some of the most serious crashes involving Russian planes in recent years, as reported by Reuters news agency:

Review: 'Hitman' recalls previous versionsupdated: Fri May 14 2004 11:20:00

Agent 47, the ultimate assassin in "Hitman: Contracts," has never looked better. And the gameplay is intense.

Lunar eclipse on Tuesday nightupdated: Tue May 04 2004 12:30:00

A total eclipse of the moon will occur on Tuesday, May 4, which is the third such event in less than a year's time.

Russia mine toll rises to 40updated: Sun Apr 11 2004 05:30:00

The death toll from a gas blast at a Siberian colliery rose to 40 on Sunday as hopes dimmed of finding any more survivors despite rescuers digging with their bare hands to reach them.

Russia mine blast kills 36updated: Sat Apr 10 2004 04:23:00

A gas explosion at a Siberian colliery has killed at least 36 miners and rescue teams are combing a vast shaft for about 11 others missing underground, officials in the region told reporters.

Russia mine explosion kills 3updated: Sat Jan 10 2004 08:51:00

Three people have been killed and 12 others injured in a coal mine explosion in Siberia, according to Russian emergency officials.

Money Magazine: Let It Snow Winter's foul weather calls for winter tires, even when you have four-wheel drive.updated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

Even for seasoned denizens of the snowbelt, white stuff on the ground can mean white knuckles on the steering wheel. But while no one would dream of donning flip-flops to shovel the driveway, many ...

Fortune: 'It's A Living Hell' Whistleblowing makes for great TV. But the aftereffects can be brutal.updated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

Randy Robarge, a nuclear power plant supervisor, never intended to be a whistleblower. To Robarge, raising concerns about the improper storage of radioactive material at ComEd's Zion power plant on...


As business startup tales go, they don't get much more improbable: A young American basketball player from Chicago's South Side strikes up a conversation with an older gentleman, a Swiss financier,...

Fortune: RISING IN RUSSIA Chaos continues to increase, but so does Western investment. Despite great risks, companies updated: Mon Jan 24 1994 00:01:00

THE HUMAN SPIRIT knows few bounds, and no place proves that right now more than Russia. Western investment keeps rising, almost in step with the growing chaos. Foreign managers and advisers have ha...

Fortune: LOW MILEAGE, BEST OFFERupdated: Mon Feb 22 1993 00:01:00

That yard sale that used to be the Soviet Union keeps on offering Westerners some great buys in high technology. But Thermoplane, pictured above in its hangar outside Moscow, still sits waiting for...

Fortune: RUSSIA 1993 EUROPE'S TIME BOMB Western Europe's severe problems will deepen if chaos continues to consume the East. The U.S. couupdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

EUROPE is starting 1993 in a sour mood. The march toward economic and political unity has begun to look more like a parade of stragglers. With recession deepening and widening, big layoffs seem imm...

Fortune: THE BLACK GOLD RUSH IN RUSSIA The former Soviet Union has as much undiscovered oil as the Middle ) East. Chevron's $20 billion pupdated: Mon Jun 15 1992 00:01:00

THE OLD SOVIET UNION is still a potential superpower -- in oil. The independent republics, particularly Russia, may well have up to a quarter of the world's undiscovered oil, about equal to what's ...

Fortune: MR. ROGERS TAKES HIS DREAM TRIPupdated: Mon Feb 24 1992 00:01:00

Jim Rogers usually gets what he wants. This boyish, blue-eyed Alabamian, 49, wanted to get rich, which he did in the 1970s managing the Quantum Fund with renowned investor George Soros. They stunne...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page NOVEMBER 6, 1989 VOL. 120, NO. 11 updated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

MANAGING/Cover Story 34 P&G REWRITES THE MARKETING RULES Peerless promoter Procter & Gamble is making ''watershed changes,'' says CEO John Smale. It is speeding decisions and getting closer to the ...

Fortune: WHO'S STRIKING, WHO'S NOTupdated: Mon Aug 14 1989 00:01:00

More than 150,000 striking miners paralyzed the coal industry in Siberia and parts of the Ukraine. They wanted better wages and working conditions and more say in running the pits. Their boss, the ...

Fortune: The Bad News About Latin, Guys and Dolls, Backtalk Before Breakfast, and Other Matters. Literacy on the Rightupdated: Mon Sep 14 1987 00:01:00

The arresting new idea out there is something called ''cultural literacy,'' and it is all spelled out in a best-selling book by E. D. Hirsch Jr. bearing that title and subtitled What Every American...

Fortune: GRIDLOCK FOR THE SOVIET ECONOMY The U.S.S.R.'s new leader faces a dismal scenario, in which solutions to pressing economic problupdated: Mon Apr 15 1985 00:01:00

IN THE BLIZZARD of commentary about the recent elevation of Mikhail Gorbachev, now general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, the word ''reform'' keeps recurring. Many commentators are asking...

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