Does people in Yakutia play football? Definitely, yes. Moreover, we’ve got Yakutia Football Club (wiki), that play in the Russian tournament in the Second Devision, and even children’s football school that prepare new players. Oh, my son, Aidar, by the way, started his training in the major children football school. I am so happy. Take a look at the photographs of kids’ first training on the major Tuymaada Stadium in Yakutsk, Russia, that took place two days ago.

It’s getting really interesting. It seems the eYakutia – English blog is getting popular in my hometown, Yakutsk. Here is the news I was asked to share with you. I like it much, because it is about what I love, actually. It is about motivating school kids to promote their lovely regions with the means of Internet. A week ago, the Republic’s Complementary Educational Center (SakhaEdu.Ru) successfully finished the 1st «My Homeland» Internet projects contest among high schools in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Siberia / Russia. The…

Roman Sofronov is a Yakutsk-based fellow, who has his own YouTube channel with great videos displaying the life in Yakutia, the biggest Siberian|Russian region. He’s got great black-and-white 8mm home videos of children made in an ordinary Yakutian|Siberian village called Ytyk-Kyuel’ in the Soviet time. Fascinating flashbacks! Enjoy the history of Yakutia.

In this video done on November 14, 2010, my boys are playing with snow outside… As you see, it is already winter and kids are wrapped in many warm clothes. Weather was pretty good. Like -15C. Unwindy. And we allowed them to play outside for about 30 minutes, not many, but we are parents. We always worry about children’s health Now, when currently we have temperature much below -40C|F, boys stay most time inside buildings. No outdoor activities, no more playing with snow till March of the next…

Previously we informed about Aubry Francine’s upcoming photo exhibit in Southern France, precisely in the tourisom office showroom of Aix en Provence. Now we have the good news. The exhibit happened on October 4th-17th, 2010, and it was very successful. Aubry with the help of the Russian club «Datcha Kalina» and the famous explorer-director, Nicolas Vanier, displayed 35 portraits of Yakut children and the frescoes of drawings by kids from Yakutia, France , Belgium, Portugal and Cameroon on the theme of global warming. Aubry Francine provided us with…

The last week was full of great Yakutia-related news. Here is another one, but this time from France. Received a message from Aubry Francine. She is very remarkable, as she visited Yakutia many times. Frankly saying, it’s hard to count all your stays in our Siberian region. Aubry is an France-based educator, who helps a lot to a French-Sakha school in the village of Khamagatta, 1 hour ride north off Yakutsk. Here is the news.