J. Lee Jacobson

J. LEE JACOBSON first crossed Siberia on a Saigon to Riga trip in 2000. Enchanted by the Siberian land and people during her five weeks there, she vowed to return, to learn what life was like for average residents. Through chance and a series of mishaps (and a government fellowship), she became the first western resident of Aginskoye, capital of the Aginsk Buryat Autonomous Okrug. She has celebrated three Sagaalgans there and is currently working on a book about her time among the Buryats.


Sagaalgan (January/February 2010)
North to Narym (September/October 2004)
Tomsk at 400 (May/Jun 2004)
Descendants of the Swan (November/December 2003)
Spirits of Alkhanai Mountain (July/August 2003)

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