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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

Thursday, Oct. 30


Dental-Expo St. Petersburg 2014 concludes today at Lenexpo. Welcoming specialists from throughout the federation, the forum is an opportunity for dentists to share tricks of the trade and peruse the most recent innovations in technology and equipment, with over 100 companies hocking their wares at the event.



Friday, Oct. 31


Put your grammar and logical thinking to the test in a fun and friendly environment during the British Book Center’s Board Game Evening starting at 5 p.m. today. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.



Saturday, Nov. 1


The men and women who dedicate their lives to fitness get their chance to compete for the title of best body in Russia at today’s Grand Prix Fitness House PRO, the nation’s premier bodybuilding competition. Not only will men and women be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and a trip to represent their nation at Mr. Olympia but sporting goods and nutritional supplements will also be available for sale. Learn more about the culture of the Indian subcontinent during Diwali, the annual festival of lights that will be celebrated in St. Petersburg this weekend at the Culture Palace on Tambovskaya Ul. For 100 rubles ($2.40), festival-goers listen to Indian music, try on traditional Indian outfits and sample dishes highlighting the culinary diversity of the billion-plus people in the South Asian superpower.



Sunday, Nov. 2


Check out the latest video and interactive games at the Gaming Festival at the Mayakovsky Library ending today. Meet with the developers of the popular and learn more about their work, or learn how to play one of their creations with the opportunity to ask the creators themselves about the exact rules.



Monday, Nov. 3


Non-athletes can get feed their need for competition without breaking a sweat at the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament this evening at the Cube Bar at Lomonosova 1. Referees will judge the validity of each matchup award points to winners while the city’s elite fight for the chance to be called the best of the best. Those hoping to play must arrange a team beforehand and pay 200 rubles ($4.80) to enter.



Tuesday, Nov. 4


Attend the premiere of Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s latest film “Mommy” at the Avrora theater this evening. The fifth picture from the 25-year-old, it is the story of an unruly teenager but the most alluring (or unappealing) aspect is the way the film was shot: in a 1:1 format that is more reminiscent of Instagram videos than cinematic art. Tickets cost 400 rubles ($9.60) and snacks and drinks will be available.



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