Mira Maximova is a talented Sakha composer, who currently lives in China. Many might know her as a YouTuber ExUmira2. On her channel there are a lot of songs written and performed by her. A few years ago China closed the access to YouTube and now she can’t upload her new songs. Recently she sent me the song Osuokhay, Sakha Round Dance Beyond Time & Space and asked, if I can post it on the website. Sure, Mira. That’s what I am doing now. Moreover, I made a…

Today I managed to have visited three voting sites during the first half of the 2012 Russian President election. By the way, Yakutsk is electing its mayor as well. See photographs of how people is choosing its leader in Yakutsk, Siberia / Russia.

Breaking News!! Wolves Unleashed, a documentary film about wolves in Yakutia wildlife, will screen at the Winter Film Awards show in New York City on Saturday February 11th, 2012. Screening time is 11 am. Venue location is the Roy Arias Studios and Theaters, 300 West 43rd Street, New York. If you are in the area please show your support!! See the official trailer

As far as you know, SakhaInternet LLC, a major Yakutsk City portal owner, hosts annual Miss Virtual Yakutia online beauty contest, that gives all Yakutian young ladies a chance to show their beauty online and get evaluation, awards and people’s recognition. It has been conducted since 1999. Currently, it is one of major events of the year. We published posts dedicated to previous Yakutia online beauty pageants. Good news! The 2012 Miss Virtual Yakutia contest has started.

This post is published a little bit late, but think guys will like it for sure. As you know, every December Yakutsk hosts the Miss Yakutia beauty contest. It is not done online. Everything happens on stage. See how the beauty pageant went in 2011. Ok, There must be no mmore words said. Enjoy Alexey Pavlov‘s photogaphs.

Winter starts from Yakutia! This is how a new travel project is called. What’s that? A good question. Officials, who are responsible for tourism development in Russia’s Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, have been thinking over tricks of attracting tourists to Yakutia. They spent much time on that work. Indeed, it was a hard mission. Yakutia is located pretty far away and, moreover, it’s huge and impossible to travel across in a short span of time and see all exotic things at once. What to do?

Yep, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Yakutsk. He arrived right from Hawaii this night. The purpose of his official visit is to discuss the issues related to housing and communal services and participate in the opening of the last constructed branch line of the railway Berkakit — Tommot — Yakutsk in the settlement of Nizhnyj Bestyakh. This place is located in front of Yakutsk on the opposite bank of the Lena River. Amazing! The half of the day I had been waiting from local journalists for any photographs…

A short video is dedicated to the biggest Yakut national holiday called Ysyakh (Yhyakh). Celebrated annually in June. Created by Vladimir Moonkuev. Music by Sasha Lukin. No words. The video conveys all the message. Enjoy! Certainly, you’re welcome to Yakutia in summer!

Albina Degtyareva’s AYARKHAAN female ensemble is giving three concerts in London, UK, on October 21-22, 2011. Learn more about the group and concerts’ time & locations.

What a great news! Sardana Savvina let me know that two Yakutian films are going to participate at The Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada. They will be screened at Bell Light BOX Movie Theater on October 22nd and 23rd, 2011. If by any chance you appeared to be in Toronto on those days, don’t miss the chance to visit the film festival and watch Yakutian movies. You won’t regret ever! Check the screening schedule. Further, find films description and get energized by the…