Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is featured in the 1st episode of BBC2’s Arctic with Bruce Parry. It’s called in a short way, «Siberia».
In this episode, Bruce Parry is celebrating Ysyakh, the Yakut summer solstice celebration, in Central Yakutia and traveling to Even reindeer camps in the Verkhoyansk Range.
Finally, here is the video. It’s more like a teaser. Unfortunately, the full version is not available for the Russian area yet. But… What a fun clip! Hilarious!
Below see the second vid as well.
About Bruce Parry’s travel to Siberia’s Arctic I wrote in previous posts:
— Following the Even reindeer herders in the North (Arctic) of Yakutia, Siberia/Russia (exclusive photographs for eYakutia.com);
— Bruce Parry & BBC’s Arctic in Yakutsk, Yakutia/Siberia (also especially for this blog readers).
BBC2’s episode description
«It’s summer solstice in Siberia, a time of endless daylight and extraordinary festivals.
Bruce Parry journeys to meet the Sakha horse people and a remote encampment of Eveny reindeer herders in the wild Verkhoyansk Mountains, where he finds out how they are embracing the challenges of a post-Soviet Arctic.»
«For Bruce, it’s also a journey of personal discovery as he goes in search of the ancient shamanic religion of these wild northern lands.»