Yeti divides academics

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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

imageIgnoring protests by a section of the country’s academia, officials in Russia have announced plans to open a scientific institute to study yetis.

“A scientific centre would spur research on the yeti,” the administration of the Russian coal-mining region of Kemerovo in western Siberia said.

Popular myth has it that yetis are hairy ape-like creatures that inhabit the Himalaya. But some believe Russia also holds a population of yetis in Siberia. Russian yeti researcher Igor Burtsev says, “The yeti lives in harmony with nature.” But a Kemerovo university press release said, “Studying yetis does not contribute to any scientific research.”

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  • The Yeti has been a thing of

    The Yeti has been a thing of myth for hundreds of years. The cryptozoological puzzle of Sasquatch and Yeti is certainly a thing of mystery. A contingent of scientists invited to Russia has, according to the Russian local government, found convincing proof of a yeti.
    Siberian Kemerovo region claims proof of yetis

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