Dear Yakutia fans, especially Swedish friends! If by any chance you are or will be in the city of Orsa, Sweden, please, visit Yegor Makarov’s photo exhibition dedicated to people of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and its culture. The event will last till November 22, 2010. Further, please find more information and photographs.

Last week I and my boys visited the famous Russian travel photographers, Anton Lange & Ivan Shakurov’s photo exhibition «To the North». Certainly, it was dedicated to the coldest & biggest Siberian region of Yakutia. The event took place in the republic’s National Arts Museum.

Ajar Varlamov is like a good Santa. He keeps getting gifts out of his bag. Recently he visited Yakutsk Crafts Exhibition and brought many photographs of Even national clothes, accessories and attributes. The event was held in Kruzhalo Trade Center in March of 2010. See his pics.

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Time: 6:00pm — 9:00pm Location: Rosyjski Ośrodek Nauki i Kultury, ul. Belwederska 25, Warszawa, Poland. Event Description Club of Travelers to Russia (Klub podróżników po Rosji) and the Russian-Polish Friendship Club «Matrioshka» are pleased to invite the residents of Warszawa to the presentation of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) hosted by a special guest, Kunnej Takasajewa, who was born in Yakutia. The event program includes the photo exhibition «My Yakutia» and a slide show with commentaries.

Ajar Varlamov, a friend of mine, rocks. Yesterday he visited 2010 Yakutsk Yakut/Sakha Knives Fair. He was really lucky. He had taken pictures of the famous Yakut knives before they were sold out. See his 35 elected photographs.

 The Linden-Museum Stuttgart is presenting in cooperation with the Russian Museum of Ethnography (Saint Petersburg) the exhibition Shamans of Siberia. This exhibition highlights the ancient belief systems of Siberian peoples to deal with the world beyond.   Shaman Feder Poligus and his helper spirits. Evenks. Yenisei Province. 1907/1908. (Copyright: The Russian Museum of Ethnography St. Petersburg Photo: I. Sacharov / A. Dreyer) Siberia is known as a land of diverse climates and extraordinary landscapes. Its widely unknown wilderness and the fascinating cultures of its indigenous peoples have always…

Good news for Berlin-based blog readers! You have an unique chance to try the Yakut national cuisine prepared by the famous Yakutian cook, Innokentyj Tarbakhov from January 15th till January 21st, 2010, in the Russian pavilion of Green Week International Agriculture Exhibition. This event became possible thanks to Yakutia’s official delegation’s participation in the Berlin exhibition «Green Week.» By the way, the delegation led by Yakutia’s Vice Premier Ayal Stepanov, have a rich visit program, that includes meetings with German companies Big Dutchman Int. GmbH, Prullage Systeme, Zimmermann…