Photos: Spring arrived in the Siberian city of Yakutsk, Apr. 21, 2010

Spring in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Yakutia, April 2010

Yesterday I took a camera with me. Decided to fix the final arrival of spring to the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Amazing! A couple of weeks ago there were ice and snow on the ground. Now no signs of winter, except the remains of melting dirty snow in the shadows of buildings.

Mostly dust, puddles, lowering sky, winds, the daytime temp like +5C or +7C. That’s the current situation. It seems ice floating is about to start on the rivers of Yakutia soon. When it will take place, it will be pretty chilly. Nevertheless, we are enjoying spring.

With warm weather, street sellers appeared. The below you can the keychains made by local fine arts college students. A good source of extra money. They can even sell their souvenirs on eBay :) Each chain with a painted river stone costs around 5 dollars. Pretty cheap. Just a stone with drawings is ~3 bucks.

Spring in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Yakutia, April 2010

Spring in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Yakutia, April 2010

Spring in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Yakutia, April 2010

Ordzhanikidze Square:

Spring in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Yakutia, April 2010

Youth and old age on Lenin Prospekt:

Spring in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Yakutia, April 2010

On the kindergarten playground:
Spring in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Yakutia, April 2010

By the way, subzero weather stays in Yakutia’s Arctic regions. For instance, Tiksi has -13C yet.

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