Georgy Borodyansky is an Omsk-based correspondent for Novaya Gazeta.
Russia is swimming in oil
Russia’s oil industry lacks the infrastructure to avoid spills and leaks; and the environmental consequences are horrific.
Corruption, credits and bad luck in Siberia: the crisis of Russian agriculture
In Siberia, agriculture faces crisis after crisis as small farmers find themselves in debt caused by bad weather,...
Looking after yourself in Siberia
The ‘rationalisation’ of medical and social services in rural Russia has compelled people to acquire new skills in...
The battle for the Siberian harvest
President Putin’s special envoy to the Urals, recently praised the region’s farmers for their heroic efforts to save...
The Russian religious versus the hard rockers
In Novosibirsk ‘Orthodox activists’ have declared open war not only on rock fans but on the mayor and governor as...
Dead and disappearing Russian soldiers
Andrei Balobanov, a radio telephonist in a Russian motorised rifle company, was serving in Ukraine; he was captured,...