A Question of Mens Rea in the West

A frozen Lake Baikal. About 20% of the world’s fresh water is contained here.

Flying above the Russian Siberian permafrost, one sees winding rivers that make their way through plains and forests, and these are scarred by crevices, mountains and rocky outcrops. Further south is a sea of blonde, flaxen, olive, and sepia, stretching across worlds from Manchuria to Moldova; the Eurasian Steppe. As the sun goes behind the Ural Mountains the amber light of dusk takes hold of this land of explorers, nomads…