Winter in the wild forest. Wild nature, taiga, snow
The modern city dweller tired of surrounding fuss and noise, more and more dreams of joining
with nature, walking through silent woods, breathing pure air, listening to singing birds.
Russia is one of the most attractive countries for
ecological tourism. Many-sided nature of Central Russia
with its wide open spaces of fields and river valleys, or vivifying elements of
woods, has been glorified in national tales and legends.
The taiga is a forest of the cold, subarctic region. In Siberia
(Russia), the world’s largest taiga stretches about 6,000 kilometers, from the
Pacific Ocean to the Ural Mountains. Siberia makes up about 77% of Russia's
territory (about 13 million square kilometres), but is home to only 28% (40
million people) of Russia's population.
The climate of Siberia varies dramatically. On the north coast, north of the
Arctic Circle, there is a very short (about one-month-long) summer.
Almost all the population of Siberia
lives in the south, along the Trans-Siberian Railway. The climate in this
southernmost part is Humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) with cold winters
but fairly warm summers lasting at least four months.