Voices from Russia

Monday, 6 May 2013

6 May 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Right After the Permian Extinction

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Right After the Permian Extinction

Sergei Yolkin



This is a typical Yolkin play on words and current events. Perm, of course, is a city in the Urals. The Permian Extinction was caused by a massive meteor strike, and there was a meteorite strike in Chelyabinsk (which is relatively-close to Perm) earlier this year. Put together the meteor events and the fact that “Perm” and “Permian” are close homonyms, along with Yolkin’s irrepressible sense of irony and humour, and, voilà, you get the above caricature. Another “score” for Yolkin, I say…


Scientists believe that the four-legged reptile that became the ancestor of dinosaurs, birds, and crocodiles began to populate the earth after the great Permian extinction. Here’s how it all seemed to Sergei Yolkin.

30 April 2013

Sergei Yolkin




Wednesday, 7 March 2012

7 March 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. From the ”Fridge” to the Front Page

From the “Fridge” to the Front Page

Sergei Yolkin



Russian biologists successfully thawed the seeds of plants that fell into the “fridge” of the Siberian permafrost about 30,000 years ago, then, grew a few bushes of the fossil flora, publishing their findings in an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

21 February 2012

Sergei Yolkin



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