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I read a book once about the Russian move across Siberia, setting up of towns, buildings railways, trading and colonizing the indigenous people. It reminded me of our own stories of the Wild Wild West. Their Lewis and Clark would be members of the wealthy Stroganoff family (yes, the name of the dish we have heard about). This family was sent out on expeditions by the czar to map out lands. Here's an example of one of the earliest Siberian settlements.