Icebreak on the Lena River. Ice is floating fast on May 16th, 2012. Location: Pokrovsk town, Central Yakutia, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Siberia / Russia. This is the biggest nature event in May. The end of the cold season, the start of the warm days! See how ice is floating on the Lene River via the live webcam. The above video was shared by ykt user REPKA.

That’s what we are going to have in a month! Thanks to the Yakutsk-based talented cameraman Arian Ivanov, we can see how ice was floating on the Lena River on May 18-19, 2011. A pretty amazing nature event! We enjoy it every spring from high banks of the Lena River in my area called the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia’s North-East Siberia & Far East. The video was done on Tabaga Cape, a few km south off Yakutsk, Russia. Hooray! Summer is at hand. Meanwhile, we’ve got awesome spring….

Today’s pictures are not as great and awesome as in previous posts, but they are here to show what is happening behind my window… in the Russian city of Yakutsk… and what type of weather we have currently. Oh, by the way, we are waiting for the big wave coming from the very south of the Lena River. More waters must be. Everything seems calm at the moment. Photographs were taken during this morning’s dog walk, the last one in the evening from my balcony.

Ajar Varlamov rocks! Enjoy his new set of photographs dedicated to the current spring in Yakutia… with gorgeous snowdrops and ice floating on the Lena River. Spring pictures were mostly taken in the Kangalass Cape.

Near Yakutsk ice on the Lena River is already passing, reached the settlement of Kangalassy in the North, and everything was fine in Lensk in South Yakutia. Ice float on the Lena River is like a big event in Yakutia, Russia’s Siberian & Far-Eastern Republic. People are happy about it and worry at the same time. Happy as it means the spring culmination, the start of constant warm weather and a good reason to go out for shashlik (Russian BBQ), gather snowdrops and admire the beauty of ice…

2010 Spring Lena River Flooding. That’s a big event in Siberia’s Yakutia, indeed. We, all locals, follow the last flood information. Emergency and other services are on alert. The flood is already here. The river flows fast. Yesterday, May 19, the part of the Yakutsk-Pokrovsk road between Oktemzy and Tekhtyur has been already flooded. It means the town of Pokrovsk is totally disconnected from Yakutsk for next two weeks. Further, watch, how the Lena River flows through a live webcam. Check river pictures and the river map. In…