Alexander Popov is widely known in Russia as a pioneering radio inventor. Paradoxically enough, he built his first radio receiver, a thunderstorm detector, working almost in parallel with Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, without actually knowing it. Great minds do think alike!
People who were born in Siberia or who lived there for a long time share their childhood memories and tell us about Siberian traits of character and what it's like to live in that huge and cold region.
One of our correspondents dived into an ice hole on the Orthodox Epiphany holiday and recounts what he experienced. Surprisingly, it is not only a icy leap of faith, but also a healing procedure that has been familiar to Russians since ancient times.