July 19, 2010
Whoever chose the artwork for the cover of The Baltimore Sun's "Live!" section guide to Artscape (July 16) should be sent to Siberia, or maybe Rockville. A guy with a Washington Nationals cap on the cover ????? How disloyal. How despicable. How thoroughly un-Baltimore. Mary Lehman MacDonald, Baltimore
August 23, 2009
Alex Griffith doesn't remember it, but he lived the first year of his life at a Siberian hospital for abandoned children where the playground consisted of a single metal swing and an unkempt sandbox. Today, because of the efforts of the North Harford High School sophomore, the play area has slides, a climbing wall and dozens of other pieces, and has become a symbol of friendship and cooperation between two nations separated by an ocean and vastly different ideologies. Alex lived the first year of his life at a hospital for abandoned children in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
July 23, 2006
River of No Reprieve Descending Siberia's Waterway of Exile, Death, and Destiny Jeffrey Tayler Houghton Mifflin / 230 pages / $24 Anyone who wants to understand Russia, the great northern empire, might as well go to the Far North to find its essence. Jeffrey Tayler did just that, traveling in a two-man rubber boat almost the entire length of Siberia's Lena River. He began in Ust-Kut in the forests near Lake Baikal at the beginning of summer and finished in mid-August in the tundra town of Tiksi on the shores of the Laptev Sea high above the Arctic Circle.
December 11, 2005
On learning that 2005 was the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway, we decided that it was time to fulfill a lifelong desire of riding the rail line and visiting Lake Baikal, which contains 20 percent of the world's freshwater. After a flight to Moscow, we spent a day and a half revisiting Red Square and surrounding attractions, and meeting the travel agent who put together our journey, which also would include trips to Mongolia and China. The first rail segment was a 30-hour ride to Yekaterinburg, during which we communicated using our Russian-English dictionary and learned how to survive the remaining five segments of our railway travel.
September 11, 2005
It hadn't occurred to me to take sunscreen to Siberia. But as I lay baking in 85-degree sunlight, I realized that a tube of SPF 30 was as important here in the summer as a down jacket in winter. Siberia tends to conjure up images of an Arctic wasteland and unforgiving weather, a place of harsh exile for people who did not toe the Soviet line. And although there is some truth to that stereotype, Siberia is a different place in the summer, as I found out during a two-week visit last July.
July 6, 2002
On deck Randy johnson of the Diamondbacks goes for his 13th victory today, facing the Giants. He said it "This isn't a trip to Siberia. This is a pause." Clint Hurdle, Rockie manager, after demoting Denny Neagle to the bullpen.