Synopsis by Sally Barber
Realms of the Russian Bear, produced for BBC-TV, provides a rare look at the magnificent expanse of nature and wildlife inside Russian borders. This highly acclaimed six-tape documentary series is enhanced by exceptional cinematography and original music. In volume three, Realms of the Russian Bear: Red Deserts, a Russian naturalist provides a guided tour through the deserts of Central Asia. These deserts, including the Badkhyz and the Kara-kum, cover an area larger than the entire Western European continent. Film highlights include an up-close look at the giant gerbil, goitered gazelle, and other intriguing species. Tapes in this nature series also include Realms of the Russian Bear: The Frozen Forest, Realms of the Russian Bear: The Arctic Frontier, Realms of the Russian Bear: The Celestial Mountains, Realms of the Russian Bear: Green Jewel of the Caspian, and Realms of the Russian Bear: Born of Fire.
Asia, bear, desert, habitat [natural], Russian [nationality], survivor, wildlife