UPDATE, March 03, 2011: Join us for a last look at this stunning photo exhibition. The curator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the coldest place on earth. We’ll also have refreshments. Children are welcome! More details on the facebook event page. Proud to announce the opening of the photo exhibition On the Road of Bones: Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway featuring my, Nastya Borisova and Ajar Varlamov’s winter photographs of this year’s Journey to Oymyakon, the…

Hard to believe, but I created this set of photographs 4 years ago. Annually I add new pictures, not many, just a few. Currently it has 38 items taken between 24 Jun 2006 & 26 Jun 2010.

There is a great man living in Yakutsk. His name is Ivan Negenblya. He is the most honored Yakutia’s aviation worker. His lifetime theme was and still remains Alaska-Siberia World War II Air Route (info on Wiki). He wrote a lot of books on this topic. Besides, he’s got a great amount of historical photographs in his collection. Currently I and many other friends are helping him to arrange his first international photo exhibition. Thinking to display ~200 archive photographs in Fairbanks, USA. A couple of days ago,…

‘By the Will of Genghis Khan’ is the first epic movie made by the Yakut director, Andrey Borisov, with the financial support of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The official Russian theatrical premier took place on March 12, 2009. On this upcoming Friday, April 09, 2010, it will be shown on the National TV Channel «Russia.» Another big event for us, Yakutians. Who is Andrey Borisov? Well, Andrey Borisov is the person, whom I will not be ever tired of promoting. He is the famous…

March is already spring for Yakutia residents, even if it is still with snow, ice and temperature around -10C or -20C. Nevertheless, this is pleasant weather, we really enjoy at this period. Time for going out of the city and having BBQ. The Friendship outdoor museum in Sottinzy is the most popular destination. Why? Follow the rest of the entry and find more info and photographs.

See the first portion of old photos. 42 photographs. Scanned and presented by Misha Maltsev, a London-based Yakutian. My comment: I think scanned old book pictures have their own aesthetics.

Yakutsk State University / North-Eastern Federal University Summer School: 9.08.10.-28.08.2010  (for German Students)     Spiritual legacy of the Northern peoples has attracted anthropologists from all over the world including researchers from Germany. Their exploration of the Arctic region made a major contribution to development of the science in Yakutia, particularly in the Humanities. History of the peoples inhabiting the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), their culture, traditions and customs can be of great value for students as well as for young scientists from Germany.