September 23rd, 2013, was a remarkable day in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia. It was the day when people woke up and saw the first snow on the ground and trees. Awesome! Winter almost arrived! Reportedly, it was snowing in Nerungri & Aldan (South Yakutia), Lensk & Mirny (West Yakutia), Olenek (North Yakutia). Almost everywhere, apart from Central Yakutia with Yakutsk. See more photos!

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…

This weekend, 15-16 Septemeber, Yakutsk, capital of Russia’s Sakha-Yakutia Republic, is celebrating the 380 Anniversary. Yakutsk-based photographers Michil Androsov, Vadim Skryabin, Sahey Ignatyev have created the fascinating time-lapse video called simply «One Day in Yakutsk.» I would call it, «One Autumn Day in Yakutsk» 4000 images were used to create the video. In the end, btw, you can see the greeting saying «Happy Birthday, Yakutsk!» Hey, indeed… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YAKUTSK!!! Via VK.com.

Today is October 11th, 2011, and it’s snowing in Yakutsk, the capital of Yakutia, Siberia / Russia. Instensively. It seems this falling snow won’t melt. Winter arrived. If you wondering, when winter comes to the world’s coldest city, here is the answer. It’s today this year. Before we had several snowfalls. There were a few even in September. It was more like… rain, snow, rain, snow, bright sun, autumn, and suddently we are in winter again… and back to rain and autumn… Crazy! It was tough to determine,…

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…

Thanks Vitaly for your devotion to Yakutia and your great pictures and video slideshows!

How to travel from Yakutsk to Lena Pillars on the Lena River? The most favourite mean is by comfortable river cruisers like «Demian Bednyj» or «Mikhail Svetlov». The cheapest and risky is by regular motor boats. But the most budget option is, certainly, by the old passenger ship «Mechanic Koulibin.» How long does Lena river cruise season last? If to plan travel to Lena Pillars, it is recommended to make it between June 1st and late September. If to travel far away like to the Arctic Circle or…