This video was created at request of Yakutsk City Hall. The clip demonstrates how Yakutsk looks like in the summertime. Enjoy!

Yakutsk was officially established by Russian Cossacks in 1632. Served as the beginning point for all exploring expeditions to Arctic Ocean, Chukotka, the Okhotsk Sea and other remote Russian Far Eastern areas.

Still all epic Siberian expeditions goes through Yakutsk! Nowadays, it is the capital of the biggest Russian region called the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

Wish to feel the sense of adventure? Check it out

YAKUTSK, 14 MAY 2014 — River navigation has started in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) 10 days earlier than expected. Today the first cargo ship arrived in Yakutsk River Port that plans to handle 750 ton.

This year’s river navigation start is the most earliest for last decades in Yakutia.

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Definitely, it’s never boring in Yakutsk, the coldest city on Earth. The winter is over, the cold disappeared, the snow almost melted, the ice on the Lena River just floated away, and the summer is at hand.

What to do in betweens? If by any chance you are in Russia’s Siberian town of Yakutsk, take a chance and enjoy the glamour of Yakutsk Fashion Week. This year it will take place on May 13th — 17th, 2014.

Top models. Extraordinary design. Eccentric hair cuts. Everything created and delivered by Yakutian talents. This is what we call Yakutsk Fashion Week!

You would never expect to see anything alike in the very heart of Siberia, wouldn’t you? Watch promo videos to get an idea. They were also created by talented filmmakers. Read More

May 09, 2014, YAKUTSK — Yakutians honored the fallen soldiers and veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet front of WWII, on May 9th, 2014.

62509 Yakutians participated in the Great Patriotic War. 288 veterans left among us by now.

How many Yakutians fought in the Great Patriotic War (1941 — 1945)?

62509 people, including 418 women, from 18 districts of the region known now as the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s North-East Siberia & Far East. At that moment, the total population was 413.8 thousand people. In the first year of the war, 17179 people were recruited into the USSR Red Army. Resource: Yakutia Government.

How many WWII veterans live in Yakutia today?

Less than 300 veterans in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). As of January 1st, 2014, there were 288 WWII veterans and 173 of them lived in Yakutsk, cites Nashe Vremya Newspaper. In May 2014, Yakutsk City Hall informs that we have the honor to have 169 veterans of the Great Patriotic War among us in the town.

Less and less the Great Patriotic War veterans every year! But the people of Yakutia keep remembering their relatives fallen during the War!

In the following photographs taken by Arkady Lebedev, Nashe Vremya correspondent, on May 9th, 2014, you will see the event full of sincere sorrow. Read More

Really proud to show the following images of stylized national costumes from the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s North-East Siberia and Far East.

Beautiful Yakutian ladies. Awesome national costumes. Fascinating photographs. This is what these photographs are about.

Costumes created by highly-respected designer, Avgustina Filippova. Photographs are set and taken by talented Victor Li-Fu. Read More