Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum, Eastern Siberia

The first photo is the Old Believers Church at the Ethnographic Museum in Siberia that I visited a few weeks ago. It is an Orthodox church, and one of about 40 buildings at the museum, not including the cages of tigers and bears and other wild animals in the nearby forest.

The second photo gives you an idea of how spread out the museum is.

These are the first medium-format photos that I've posted here. Shooting with my Rolleiflex in Siberia was extremely challenging because the shutter-release button would freeze, usually within minutes but at times in less than 60 seconds. So it required a lot of luck and timing.