Siberia a Film by Mark Hawkins

Look at the map above. That pin far away from everything is Novosibirsk, Russia. It’s Siberia and it’s where Mark Hawkins started a mini tour. He also shot the above 20 minute film. His footage shows Siberia as industrial, cold and alcohol fueled. Basically just what I think of when I think of Siberia. It’s amazing Mark performed there. My eyes were glued to this video. I’m not sure I could handle a tour like that. I froze my ass off just watching this.

“Techno artist Mark Hawkins’ tour of Siberia, Russia including dates in Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk, a visit to a school in the remote town of Nazarovo and an 11 hour nighttime journey on the Trans Siberian Railway.”

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One thought on “Siberia a Film by Mark Hawkins”

  1. What a nice video! I’ve been fortunate enough to have the chance to tour Russia a few times in the past and watching this video brought back so many fond memories of those trips.

    The cities may be industrialised, crumbling, and cold, but I met some of the warmest, friendliest, most hospitable people I have ever met over there. The energy and conviction people have for music is really quite humbling.

    While it’d be wrong to try and dispel all preconceptions of Russia (some of them are unfortunately true and far more of a reality to those who live there) this video certainly shows the side of Russia I remember. Cold, hard, barren landscapes. Great parties to amazingly enthusiastic crowds, and kind, welcoming, friendly, awesome people.

    If you ever get the chance to go over there, take it! Besides, even Novosibirsk isn’t covered with snow all year round. Summer over there is actually really nice!

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