September/October 2004

Features in this Issue

Saving Baikal

You would think it would be easy being the deepest, cleanest, most ecologically diverse lake in the world. But Baikal has had a rough go of it this past century. We report on how a handful of non-profits is working to reverse civilization's assault.

The Forgotten Ones

By some estimates, there are 2,000,000 orphans in Russia. We look at their lives and some of the things Russians are doing to improve them.

The City That Should Not Exist

One of the world’s five northernmost cities really should not be there at all. Norilsk is a dirty, cold outpost that is completely dark or totally sunlit much of the year. So why won’t people stop moving there?

Living with the White Storks

It is the Year of the Stork in Russia. What better reason to hear about this majestic animal’s life cycle as played out in Western Russia?

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