The Altai Project’s mission is to protect nature and strengthen communities in Russia’s Altai Republic. Our goals are:

  • Biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection – Read more…
  • Supporting indigenous organizations in their efforts to restore and protect their traditional lands, lifeways, and languages – Read more…
  • Promoting renewable energy and environmentally sustainable design – Read more…

Spring in Barnaul

It’s early Monday morning on the 21st for me — I’m taking advantage of slight jet lag to get up by 5:30 or 6 and work during what are my most productive hours of the day, were I generally able to get up this early. I arrived here in Barnaul (capital of the Altai Krai, […]

Barnaul, Tomsk – to the office

Hi there! The weather report here from Russia (to be more specific, central Siberia is wishy washy. After leaving Vladivostok (sunny, low 70s), I reached Barnaul where it is mid/late fall, cold and unsettled, but with lovely color on the birch trees. Yesterday, I went 1000km round trip (overnight bus and overnight train!) to Tomsk […]

Barnaul, Tomsk

Sorry to have dropped off the face of the earth for a while there. I finished up the Vladivostok portion of my trip on the 21st and headed off to Barnaul (central, southern Siberia) late that evening. While it is still summer in Vladivostok, with lush green trees everywhere, Barnaul is smack dab in the middle of fall. Barnaul […]