Victory Day in Yakutsk, Russia. Yakutians honored the fallen soldiers and veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet front of WWII, on May 9th, 2014. Photo credit: Arkady Lebedev, Nashe Vremya Newspaper.

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…