siberian arctic

hc that all of zarya’s mediocre-to-terrible skins are a result of constantly making bets and promises to other soldiers

cybergoth/industrial came from a bet that zarya lost, and then katya volskaya decided to buy out the last hot topic in the world to fulfill

power ranger zarya is only a thing bc her squadmate’s little daughter loves power rangers and goddammit zarya is willing to look dumb to make a child happy

weightlifter/champion was a pr stunt to make the russian omnic crisis more sympathetic

siberian front/arctic is actual sanctioned field uniform, but it’s a common joke that the goggles look fucking stupid, so no one wears them unless they’ve lost a bet or something, which zarya does frequently (intentionally, bc snow blindness isn’t fun)

frosted came from zarya being ordered to put on a long sleeved shirt for once bc it’s russia and it’s cold all the time, and aleksandra zaryanova can’t just do one thing simply.

This filmmaker travels to Siberia and through both interviews and landscape shots explores the contrast between the arctic steppes and the gigantic industrial city that supports the local economy.

My Deadly, Beautiful City uncovers the veiled world of a Siberian Arctic mining city and how an unstoppable, unconditional passion for industrial wastelands makes its people blind to the threatening reality they face.
Their relationship with their deadly beautiful world is a chilling mirror of our own attitudes towards the earth.


Three-dimensional scans of two mummified newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric proboscideans. The research, conducted in part by American Museum of Natural History Richard Gilder Graduate School student Zachary T. Calamari, also suggest that both animals died from suffocation after inhaling mud. The findings were published July 8 in a special issue of the Journal of Paleontology.

“These two exquisitely preserved baby mammoths are like two snapshots in time,” said Calamari, who began investigating mammoths as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan working with paleontologist Daniel Fisher. “We can use them to understand how factors like location and age influenced the way mammoths grew into the huge adults that captivate us today.” 

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