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…

Here is the story. Alexey Pavlov is the famous photographer in Yakutia. Yakutsk-based TAYA Model Agency has many beautiful young women. LenaTourFlot LLC has a pretty old, but stylish Soviet passenger ship that tends to make journeys between Yakutsk and the Arctic settlement of Tiksi. Yakutia has the awesome magic Lena River. So what do you think Alexey did? He travelled with TAYA models on the Mechanic Koulibin ship to the Lena Pillars, one of major geological monuments on the Lena River, and brought a bunch of great…

When I see awesome photographs of my lovely Yakutia, I have a strong feeling to not say anything, apart from one sentence, «Enjoy Yakutia! Pictures explain everything!» In this post, I would love to say something similiar, «This is the Lena River! Enjoy its beauty!» and that’s it. But it might sound unfair to you and Dina Khandy, who took these photographs during her 2-week river cruise on the Michael Svetlov ship from Yakutsk to the Arctic settlement of Tiksi in the Lena Delta.

Here we go! Lena Pillars! The famous geological monument on the Lena River (Yakutia / Russia) was the third spot visited by Ilya Kovyakin, a friend of mine from Magadan, his family and Ajar Varlamov on their 3-day journey along one of the world’s biggest river.

The 2nd day of Ilya’s Elanka — Buotama — Lena Pillars trip was also dedicated to fishing, but on the Buotama River, a Lena River tributary. The 1st day, as you know, was spent in the village of Elanka. The Buotama River mouth is located just in front of the Bulgunnyahtakh village (a neighboring settlement north off Elanka, a few minutes by a ride) on the east side of the Lena River. Further, find more photographs taken by Ajar Varlamov and some facts.

In June, Ilya Kovyakin, a friend of mine from Magadan, asked me to help him with fishing on the Lena River and travelling to Lena Pillars. He said, he would wish to do that in the course of 3 days. I was like, «My god, I am not a fisherman, I don’t have a boat, and I’ve heard that great fishing might happen in far away places… So…» Eventually, the idea arrived… Everything might be done on the way from Yakutsk to Lena Pillars with visiting three places…

Great news is I am back to Yakutia! Woo hoo! Really glad to be at home, though I missed such a big event as the celebration of Ysyakh in Yakutsk. Below is the set of photographs taken from the plane approaching to Yakutsk Airport yesterday morning. It was at 6 am.

Love the Lena River! Love it in summer! Love crossing it by a motor boat! It’s the most exciting experience, that give me a chance to feel and see the river at its best. Here is the set of pictures taken during my motor boat crossing from one bank to another, from Bulgunnyahtakh to the Buotama camp. The journey that lasted 20 min, happened in June two years ago. Found these pics on my Flickr account. Bulgunnyahtakh is a small village located on the west bank of the…

Here is the first set of the Lena Pillars summer photographs taken by Elena Atlasova on June 2-4, 2011. Actually, she and her friends were the first, who managed to visit the famous geological monument on the Lena River this season. Enjoy the Lena and its stone pillars. By the way, the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is working hard on nominating the Lena Pillars National Park for the UNESCO Heritage list.

Here is another Yakutia photo wallpaper to download for free. Put Yakutia on your desktop. My region is pretty far away and the travel to my place might appear to be as a crazy idea. A wallpaper is a good way to make it closer. This time I made the image available with different (the most used by the eYakutia blog visitors) screen resolution sizes. When anyone ask, «What’s that?», just say, «It’s the Lena River in Yakutia!» You will make me really happy.