An article on the popularity of genealogy in Russia ends with a quote from Mikhail Kroutikhin—webmaster of Researching Russian Roots.
Genealogy has become so popular now that "some archivists in Siberia are rejecting our requests for information and document copies. They have so many, they tell us they aren't able to do it all with only one copy machine in places like Tobolsk," he said.I'm not absolutely sure what that means, but I'm pretty sure I like the image.
"To me, they feel like a bird that perches on the spine of a book you believe in." [Link]