Andrey Chikachev is one of the most successfull fine artists in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia. He’s prominent for his paintings depicting the daily life in Yakutian villages and portraiting expressive people. He was born in 1967. A member of the Russian Union of Artists. Graduated from Yakutsk Fine Arts College (1988), Pr. S. Litvinov’s workshop at the Far Eastern Arts Institute (1994). Exhibited his works within Russia and partly abroad. In other words, enjoy Andrey Chikachev’s art works. Pictures were taken by Ajar Varlamov during yesterday’s personal exhibit…

As you already noted, I am a big fan of Ajar Varlamov‘s photographs. This post with his images is already the 30th. The previous photo post with Ajar’s pictures was dedicated to the season shift from summer to autumn in Yakutsk, Russia. If you didn’t see it, you need to check it and come back to this post to continue following cold weather progress in the city considered to be the coldest on Earth.

Ajar Varlamov (his posts), whose many photographs you’ve seen previously, has two big passions. Initially, it was to carry his Nikon camera all the time and everywhere. A few years ago, his second passion became Marisha, Yakutian laika (dog breed originated in Yakutia’s Kolyma area). Guess his major habit… Any ideas?.. Right, as you might have noted, that’s his daily dog walk on the field called Zelenyj Lug (Green Meadow). So, if you are his friend, you can see his daily local nature pictures. Hereby, please, enjoy how…

Great news arrived yesterday from UNESCO HQ in Paris. Yakutia’s Lena Pillars Nature Park was officially announced on Monday morning by The World Heritage Committee to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It was the last site to be inscribed during this year’s session. What is Lena Pillars Nature Park? Lena Pillars Nature Park is marked by spectacular rock pillars that reach a height of approximately 100 metres along the banks of the Lena River in the central part of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). They were produced…

Ajar Varlamov’s photo. In Russia’s Yakutia, May is the time when we say, «Finally, the spring arrived and snow is almost gone.» It is the time to enjoy snowdrops. Like icebreak on rivers, these magic flowers are a symbol of the spring.

Yes, it’s April and this is a controversial spring in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia. A couple of days ago, there waw no snow in the city, it melted and left much mud and puddles after. Today snow got back in a great amount. Cool! See what we had in previous years: — Video: Snow fall on May 3rd, 2011. — Slideshow: Snowstorm on April 26, 2010. Enjoy more Ajar Varlamov’s photographs.

Enjoy Ajar Varlamov‘s photographs of spring. Yes, spring finally arrived in Yakutsk, Russia, and snow started melting fast. The temperature in a daytime might be already zero! In the city, snow is already seen hardly.

Thanks to Ajar Varlamov’s ability to walk his lovely Mariska laika dog in any cold winter weather, now you can see how local people prepare ice cubes on the Lena River tributary for their cattle to drink. Winter pictures were taken by Ajar today’s early morning. The outdoor temp was -47C. See more photographs…

Autumn in Yakutsk is frosty, but gorgeous! Any proof needed? Guess, no. Just take a look at another set of fascinating photographs taken by Ajar Varlamov. Hey, you know what? It was this morning! Ajar has a habit to walk his Marishka, a lovely Yakut laika dog, in the area called Zelenyj Lug (Green Meadow). Today’s morning wasn’t exception. Here is what he brought. Pictures of the first frosty morning in Yakutsk, the capital of Russia’s Siberian region of Yakutia. Today we have +8C in a daytime and…

August 30th was officially a summer day in Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk, but what we call the late summer you might consider as a real autumn. It was already +15C in a daytime and +5C in the morning. Let’s take a look at that day’s morning through photographs taken in Yakutsk, the capital of Yakutia, by Ajar Varlamov.