Ajar Varlamov is awesome as usual. When the Lena River flood started [it was on May 20, 2010], he travelled from Yakutsk north to Namzy. He didn’t make it to the final destination. He was stopped in the village of Tulagino. The rest part of the so-called Namzy highway, the 2nd existing asphalt road near Yakutsk, was totally flooded by high waters of the Lena River. An unpleasant accident happened to Ajar. When he stood on the brink of the asphalt road in the area of the flooding,…

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…

Eight years ago I made the website for Guerman Arbugaev, director of the Arctic Travel company. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist anymore. The site owner failed to renew the domain name arctictravel-yakutia.com. By the way, it was my first website about Yakutia done in English. Praise god, I saved some of its content, including Yakutia nature wallpapers. Here I am posting them. You may download and use them free for your computer desktop. The collection is small, but it is based on the works of my first favourite photographers,…

If by any chance you would be heading toward the Lena Pillars on a river cruise ship, I beg you, do not oversleep the first morning. Otherwise, you won’t see the beauty of the stone pillars on the Lena River in the glory of the rising sun… Let’s see, why I am telling you that. Further, please, find 26 photographs of the best reportage I’ve ever seen. Thanks a lot to InfoFlot’s author and my friends from Adventure.

The railway is close to Yakutsk. On April 27, 2010, Yakutia-Sakha News Agency reported that the Berkakit — Tommot — Yakutsk railway construction had reached the border of the Khangalassky region. TransStroy-Vostok has already completed 644 km. The 1st train is expected to arrive at Nizhnyj Bestyakh Station (on the opposite bank of the Lena River in front of Yakutsk) in 2013. The construction of the bridge of the Lena River will be started this year. See more winter photographs taken by Antonina Bochkareva on the bridge over…

See twenty Masha Vasilieva’s photographs of Yakutia. They give the main idea of how the biggest Siberian region looks like in summer. Fantastic! Now I am waiting for summer to come. 1.5 month from now 🙂

Proud to announce that today we start publishing the unique collection of the Czech photographer Pavel Kolínský’s stories about living in Yakutia’s Arctic, precisely in the Lena Delta. The first part is dedicated to the Yakutian sea port of Tiksi. Pavel Kolínský’s photos taken in July of 2006, frankly saying, reveal the whole story. I could say, «No comments are required! Take a look and get the clue!» That’s absolutely true. However, I would like to say a few words.

Tiksi, Yakutia’s Arctic sea port, in May is like Yakutsk in April, Moscow and Europe in February. Yet windy and snowy. But it’s time for snow to start melting partly and people to dress in less super warm clothes. No more polar nights. Instead, you begin enoying white nights. An awesome place to visit in Siberia’s North. See more photos taken in May of 2009.

Here we go! Ajar Varlamov’s photo report on his recent dog sledding along the Lena River to the Lena Pillars National Park, one of the biggest in the Siberia’s Republic of Yakutia. Major heroes in his pictures are, certainly, Yakutian laikas (representatives of the famous Siberian huskies). 24 photos

Just a few Ajar Varlamov’s photographs of Yakutian laikas (a type of Siberian huskies) taken in the course of his recent dog sledding to Lena’s Pillars.