Europe Valentin Pazhetnov, Russia's unconventional 'mama bear'

Russia's winter bear hunt has long left bear cubs orphaned and vulnerable, but one man has developed a way to raise cubs and safely release them into the wild as adults. 

By , Correspondent

Fred Weir

For centuries, Russia's winter bear hunt has been one of the world's great hunting experiences, beloved by czars, Communist Party general secretaries, and, lately, Russian oligarchs and rich foreign trophy seekers.