Olga joined the Brida Community this week. Here, she describes home for her.
I live in Russia. My region is located in the heart of Russia and is called Siberia. The city I live in is called Kemerovo. This is a place where it can be very cold in winter and very hot in summer. More than 500 thousand people live in my city. The city is located on the bank of a river called Tom. In 1821, minerals were discovered in these places – coal. This has become the basis of our industry. Next year, our region of KUZBASS (Kuznetsk coal basin) will celebrate its 300th anniversary. Our city is located on two banks of the river. On the right bank is a unique relic forest. Very close to the city, on the high bank of the river is the Museum reserve “Tomsk Pisanitsa”. Tomsk Pisanitsa is the largest museum-reserve in the Urals. Its total area is 156 ha. The Museum preserved unique examples of cave paintings of primitive people. There are many educational, cultural, and sports institutions in our city. The native language of communication is Russian. Welcome to Kemerovo.