In the formal lexicon Siberia: Joining the Dots
is a media project, as for the humans' point of view, it is an adventure. We love Siberia and our small team have been traveling through it for already two years. We have visited the Sayan Mountains, Altai and the caves of Khakassiya, we studied how the brown bears live in the reserve Stolby and the life of the rare antelopes dzeren in the steppes of Dauria. We fitted out an expedition to the desert Charskie Peski. We saw the ruins of the soviet BorLAG in the mountain range Kodar and went to the taiga region Tofalaria. We reached Evenkiya and looked in the very end of the world – the Arctic settlement Dikson. All the time we have been telling our stories about the places and people so that our native land stopped being terra incognita.
We know that not all inhabitants of Siberian cities would offer you a cup of cappuccino with cinnamon. Furthermore, in some corners of the region there are neither the Internet nor any cash machines. On the other hand, we are sure that every place in Siberia is distinctive and valuable and its inhabitants always have what to tell the world about. The project includes both some separate publications and thematic issues of a digital journal. There are long reports and small articles, photos and illustrations, the sounds recorded on the journeys and pictures found in archives, video-stories and interviews with experts. The aim of the project is to let people be absorbed in the real Siberia – completely strange or vice versa very native one.
Partner of the project: Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation