Support The Moscow Times!

Siberian City on Alert Over Wild Bear

Pixabay

Residents in the Siberian settlement of Khanty-Mansiysk have been warned not to risk their lives by taking photos of a bear sighted within the city limits, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday. The town's Emergency Communications Office reported a number of sightings this week, while bear-related posts have flooded local social media.

Local people have been reminded not to approach the bear or to try to take a photo of the animal, but to report all sightings immediately to the local authorities, RIA Novosti reported.

Read more

We need your help now more than ever.

Independent media outlets and journalists in Russia are being increasingly targeted with “foreign agent” and “undesirable” labels, threatening the existence of the free press day by day.

Your donation to The Moscow Times directly supports the last independent English-language news source within Russia.