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  • On the Road Again

    Today was a long, sad day. We spent the morning packing, cleaning and swimming in the Panteleikha one last time. Right after lunch we loaded up the bus and said good-bye to the Station. It was hard leaving behind the four returning students and all the people at the Northeast Science Station that made our stay so fantastic.…
  • Riding in the Argo

    Recently we went on a field trip to Rodinka the large hill/small mountain that dominates our eastern view. Wearing our bug shirts, and covered in DEET, we rode on a bus blasting Russian techno hits. It could have been a party bus, if it hadn’t been full of mosquitoes and gnats.…
  • Swimming in the Arctic

    Four flights, five days, and sixteen time zones later, we have finally arrived at our barge home. Although it was fun to explore Yakutsk and Moscow, I am relieved that I won’t have to pack again for twenty days. The barge is comfortably compact and provides stunning views of the Panteleikha and the mountain beyond.…
  • Less than two months until departure!

    As the school year is winding down, I am getting increasingly excited about spending the summer in Siberia. My name is Lydia Russell-Roy and I am a senior at Carleton College majoring in Biology with a French and Francophone Studies concentration.…