WILD RUSSIA

WILDES RUSSLAND

By Jörn RÖVER

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Documentary - Completed 2009

Wild Russia is a 90 minutesFeature docu (and a TV series) charting a journey across this vast land that stretches from Europe to the Pacific Ocean. Covering 11 time zones, this huge country contains a wealth of unspoilt natural wildernesses - beyond the huge cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jörn RÖVER
    • Producer(s)
    • Jörn RÖVER
    • Synopsis
    • Through unprecedented access we showcase the wild spectacle that is the Russian continent.
      Wild Russia is a landmark High Definition series charting a journey across this vast land that stretches from Europe to the Pacific Ocean. Covering 11 time zones, this huge country contains a wealth of unspoilt natural wildernesses - beyond the huge cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a primal world with rough mountain summits, wild rivers and an unmatched flora and fauna reveals itself. Through unprecedented access we showcase the wild spectacle that is the Russian continent. Across six dramatic episodes we explore this diverse and even exotic country. Russia is a place of superlatives proving that size does matter. Few countries are home to such extraordinary mammals: the Amur Tiger is the world’s largest cat; the Polar Bear is the world’s largest land predator; massive brown bears scour the rivers in search of salmon. The Russian skies are home to the world’s largest owl and majestic sea eagles. In the freezing northern waters, walruses and Beluga whales hunt for fish. It also provides a refuge for some for some incredibly rare species – including the beautiful and elusive Amur Leopard.
      EPISODE GUIDE
      Wild Russia: Siberia
      Exotic wildlife abounds in Siberia, with its unique environment housing salamanders, camels and even the musk deer, beloved for its famous scent.
      Next Showing:
      Tuesday 29 March at 12:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Repeats:
      Tuesday 29 March at 4:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Wild Russia: Kamchatka
      Active volcanoes shape the landscape of the remote Kamchatka peninsula, where eagles and bears share the spoils of the bountiful Lake Kuril.
      Next Showing:
      Thursday 31 March at 12:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Repeats:
      Thursday 31 March at 4:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Friday 29 April at 8:00 PM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Wild Russia: The Great Divide
      Take a trip to Russia's Caucasus Mountains and witness its dramatic landscape, featuring snow-laden hills, arid desert and alpine meadows.
      Next Showing:
      Friday 1 April at 12:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Repeats:
      Friday 1 April at 4:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Tuesday 26 April at 8:00 PM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Wild Russia: Arctic
      Life is harsh for the animal population of the Russian Arctic, with extreme temperatures and fierce predators making survival a constant battle.
      Next Showing:
      Wednesday 30 March at 12:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Repeats:
      Wednesday 30 March at 4:00 AM CAT - Nat Geo Wild
      Monday 25 April at 8:00 PM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Wild Russia: The Secret Forest
      Visit the deep and enchanting Ussuriland forest, featuring an array of fascinating creatures including two rare and endangered species of cat.
      Next Showing:
      Thursday 28 April at 8:00 PM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Repeats:
      Friday 29 April at 2:00 AM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Friday 29 April at 6:00 AM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Wild Russia: Primeval Valleys
      Travel through the majestic primeval forests of the Urals, a sanctuary where giant deer, half-tonne leviathans and tiny adventures flourish.
      Next Showing:
      Wednesday 27 April at 8:00 PM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Repeats:
      Thursday 28 April at 2:00 AM CAT - National Geographic Channel
      Thursday 28 April at 6:00 AM CAT - National Geographic Channel
    • Partners & financing
    • Studio Hambourg NDR Natur Film
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