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Mammoth Found by Boy Arrives in City for Tests

Published: April 24, 2013 (Issue # 1756)


ST. PETERSBURG (SPT) — The remains of a mammoth known as Zhenya arrived in St. Petersburg on April 22 from the Krasnoyarsk region for study and conservation, Interfax reports.

The study of the animal’s remains will be performed by 15 scientists from Russia and abroad at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

At the end of the research period, the remains will be returned to the Taimyr Regional Museum, located in the Krasnoyarsk region, as the paleontological finding is the property of the region.

The remains of the mammoth were found by 11-year-old Yevgeny Salinder during a walk in the Taimyr area of the Krasnoyarsk region during the fall of last year.

So far, the scientists have established that the mammoth was between 15 and 16 years old when it died. The remains of have been preserved in very good condition and most of the inner organs have not been damaged by time.

Scientists say there has not been such an important find of this kind since 1901, Interfax reported.

The mammoth was named Zhenya in honor of the boy who made the discovery.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Friday, Oct. 24


SPIBA’s ongoing “Breakfast with the Director” series continues today, featuring Tomas Hajek, Managing Director of the Northwest Division at Danone Russia. Hajek will be discussing collaborations between businesses from different cultures. The meeting is at 9 a.m. at the Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel and all who wish to attend must confirm their participation by Oct. 23.


Get your gong on at “Sounds of the Universe,” a concert at the city planetarium this evening incorporating six different gongs to create relaxing songs that will transport you upwards into the stratosphere. Tickets are 700 rubles ($17).



Saturday, Oct. 25


AVA Expo, the eighth edition of the event revolving around all things pop culture, returns to Lenexpo this weekend. Geeks, nerds, dweebs and dorks will have their chance to talk science fiction and explore a variety of international pop culture. Tickets for the event can be purchased on their website at avaexpo.ru.



Sunday, Oct. 26


Zenit St. Petersburg returns home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Mordovia Saransk in a Russian Premier League game. Currently at the top of the league thanks to their undefeated start to the season, the northern club hopes to extend the gap between them and second-place CSKA Moscow and win the title for the first time in three years. Tickets are available at the stadium box office or on the club’s website.



Monday, Oct. 27


Today marks the end of the art exhibit “Neophobia” at the Erarta Museum. Artists Alexey Semichov and Andrei Kuzmin took a neo-modernist approach to represent the array of fears that are ever-present throughout our lives. Tickets are 200 rubles ($4.90).



Tuesday, Oct. 28


The Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel plays host to SPIBA’s Marketing and Communications Committee’s round table discussion on “Government Relations Practices in Russia” this morning. The discussion starts at 9:30 a.m. and participation must be confirmed by Oct. 24.



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