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    In Siberia each rock is hiding a small secret.
    But the big ones rest in Tunguska.

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  • _ Every year on June 30th, we come together to eat and talk.
    _ First we silently eat.
    _ Then we talk about what had happened.
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  • _ We all grew up with secrets here.
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  • _There are some things one can be certain of about the event.
    _The night sky remained bright.
    _ Approximately 60 million trees fell down in the shape of a butterfly
    _The blast wave of the explosion made the transsiberian railroad tremble on its newly constructed tracks.
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  • _ Perhaps Nicola Tesla did have something to do with it after all.
    _ The newspapers wrote he was a dreamer and impractical inventor.
    _ He was building a radio tower in Wardencliff, New York entirely made out of wood.
    _ With this he wanted to pursue his theory of free energies.
    _ Perhaps they realeased something unexpected on the other side of the world.
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  • _ The transformers could have prevented it all!
    _ Or Godzilla!
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  • _ When we were younger we thought or grandma was a swan girl.
    _ There were legends about swans that turned into girls...
    _ as soon as they set foot on the ground.
    _ I think grandpa took her wings and she had to stay.
    _ She never stopped searching for them.
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  • _ Natural gas might have escaped its underground bed.
    _ It has lots of kinetic energy and is flameable.
    _ It approached the sun and formed crystals.
    _ And that‘s where it caught fire.
    _ Following its own gas trail back it hit the forrest with full force.
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  • _ Mom used to tell us stories about Genghis Khan and his horde.
    _ We too wanted to be wild and free like him. We only wanted to sleep outside from then on.
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  • _ As a child I lived with my parents in Moscow.
    _ They told me one would turn into a blue wolf...
    _ if only one did enough somersaults.
    _ Later I realized that most boys rather wanted to turn into a воры в законе a „thief in law“.
       You didn‘t need any summersaults for that.
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  • _ I once had a bad dream as we were sleeping outside.
    _ A man came out of Lake Checo and called out for mom.
    _ She left for Saint Petersburg the very next morning.
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  • _ Jelena, Jakow – your mother used to accompany your father on the hunt.
    _ They stayed away for several weeks.
    _ Fur seems to satisfy a deep desire in us humans.
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  • _ My mother believed in the old powers.
    _ She said the Evenki angered Ogdy, the god of thunder.
    _ In order to appease him the gave him sacrifices.
    _ Even today his curse is on the land and my mother forbade me to ever set foot on it.
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  • _ My father used to threaten that the Tschulugdi would come and get  me if I didn‘t behave.
    _ The man-eaters.
    _ Judging by the way the adults talked about the camps I assumed they had to be the kingdom of the Tschulugdi.
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    Second edition printed by Mami Verlag.
  • _ Not all stones have been turned.
    _ The secrets will continue.
     
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