2014 Regional Off-roading Champ in Yakutsk, Republic-Sakha, Siberia, Russia. Photographs.

YAKUTSK! YAKUTIA! SIBERIA! YEP! IT’S ALL ABOUT OFF-ROADING RACES! The Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the biggest Russian region in North-East Siberia & the Far East, is the perfect place for OFF-ROADING competitions among the strongest, fasters cars in the world. Well, maybe, not in the whole world, but Yakutia with its chilling terrains definitely challenge every driver who wants to feel craziness and experience the huge doze of adrenalines. June 12-14, 2014, the capital of the Sakha Republic, Yakutsk, hosted its 5th annual regional trophy raid championship. Officially, it’s…

Fashion Week in Yakutsk, Siberia, Russia. 13-17 May 2014.

Definitely, it’s never boring in Yakutsk, the coldest city on Earth. The winter is over, the cold disappeared, the snow almost melted, the ice on the Lena River just floated away, and the summer is at hand. What to do in betweens? If by any chance you are in Russia’s Siberian town of Yakutsk, take a chance and enjoy the glamour of Yakutsk Fashion Week. This year it will take place on May 13th — 17th, 2014. Top models. Extraordinary design. Eccentric hair cuts. Everything created and delivered…

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…

Football is very popular sports in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia. The region has its own professional club called ‘Yakutia.’ Herein, you can watch a pretty cool commercial for Yakutia FC’s matches in May. Oh, you didn’t know that Yakutia has its own team?! Now you know! If you are in Yakutsk, take a chance to see how Yakutian fellows can play the real football.

May Day Parade in Yakutsk, Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia. The event took place on May 1st, 2013. See all photographs.

Today we had minus 45 degree Centigrade and the Orthodox Church’s Epiphany holiday (wiki). Well, it is the day, when Orthodox priest bless the river waters and it became sacred. It is believed, when people sink in the blessed waters, they clear themselves from sins. Irrespective of the cold weathers, believers or wanna-be believers come to the ice swimming pool and sink three times into the cold water of the Lena River. Looks chilly and exciting, though all action takes place inside the heated tent. See 22 photographs…

Students! International Students! Attention! Here’s your chance to discover the southern part of Russia’s biggest Siberian region. Through the summer student camp program called «Discover South Yakutia» and arranged especially for you this summer. The international course “Discover South Yakutia” is a two-week event organized by the Technical Institute (branch) of the North-Eastern Federal University held from the 26th of August till the 9th of September 2012 in the city of Nerungry (Sakha Republic, Russia).

Today is Russia’s Victory Day, a national holiday celebrated across the country. See photographs taken on Victory Day in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia.

May 1st is a special day in Russia. It’s a national holiday. It might called in different ways. International Workers’ Day, May Day, Spring & Labour Day or Labour Day. Here we just use the word «May 1st» (in Russian, «Pervomaj» or «Pervoe Maja».) How do we percept this holiday? In my and many others’ opinion, it is more like a celebration of the spring. It is a day, when we can enjoy parades and go out of the city for BBQ (shashliki). See photographs of the May…

It’s already a good tradition. Annually, Mammoth Yakutsk Off-Road Club arranges the spring race, that officially opens the season for the club’s all-terrain events. It happens in April, when snow is still on the ground. This year was not exception. Last weekend, the club held the snow race tournament called «Spring Melting.» Participants were devided into different categories depending on a vehicle type and they needed to compete who would come to the finish line first. Ok. No more words, take a look at my following photographs.