Sleeping in the winter. Frozen river boats in Yakutsk, Siberia/Russia.

River boats on the frozen Siberian river of Lena in Yakutsk, Russia

A Siberian husky puppy and a boat under snow in Yakutsk, Siberia, Russia

On the first day of 2011, I took Ogonyok, the Yakut laika puppy, for the walk. Instead of strolling snowy streets, I decided to visit the site in front of Yakutsk river port. It is a sort of harbour used as boats parking in the summer, but in the winter it is the place, where boats and ships are kept for the cold period till the start of the next Lena River navigation.

Surrounded with snow-covered ices and cold silence, they were like sleeping the sleep of the just and dreaming of the long-wished summer sailing… Five months to wait… The navigation season on the Lena River will start on June 1st only.

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