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…

A trivia question! Who were the first passengers of the first 3-hours Lena River journey on the cruise ship «Demyan Bednyj» on June 1st, 2010, the first day of official navigation?

Location: Yakutsk river port Two days prior to the start of navigation on the Lena River, at the height of preparation for summer cruises to Lena Pillars, I went on a visit to the Demian Bednyj cruise ship captain Oleg Borisov. A very hospitable man. When he saw me with a camera, he got perplexed, “My god, I am not in uniform. Not in full dress. Otherwise…” Yeah, indeed, why is the captain not uniformed daily, but only on a voyage?! “Now we are intensively preparing the vessel…