View on Yakutsk Mammoth Museum. A woolly rhino discovered in the Kolyma River area in Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Currently, kept in Yakutsk Mammoth Museum fridge. Mammoth and other Ice Age beasts bones on shelves in the storage of Yakutsk Mammoth Museum [in the above photo] I love visiting Yakutsk Mammoth Museum located in the mordern building of North-Eastern Federal University (formerly known as Yakutsk State University). It occupies pretty small premises, but full of bones and samples right from the Ice Age. Most of all, I like…

Russia’s Republic of Sakha-Yakutia is pretty proud of being the land, where mammoths could be found nearly every year. Recently, the Yukagir community area in Yakutia’s Arctic zone has brought many valuable findings for the world of paleontology. Eight years ago, it was the intacted Yukagir mammoth head and foot. They were shown at 2005 World Expo in Japan. A few years ago, there was already an ancient horse remains found. Read the related post with photographs. Last year was prominent with two events. In August, the well-preserved…

In the early November, Yakutsk-based Vladimir Potapov (fb profile) arranged the winter snowmobile expedition to the Arctic zone of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia (Siberia/Russia). The route was Ust Kujga (map) — Kazach’e (map) — Laptev Sea. The mission was to deliver the remains of the Yuka Mammoth from the area of the Yukagir community, Laptev Sea, to Yakutsk. It is the same place, where the famous Yukagir mammoth head was discovered seven years ago. The Yuka mammoth corpse was found in the well-preserved condition by Vasily Gorokhov’s community…

Verkhoyansky region located in North-Eastern Yakutia is remarkable for many things. It is as extremely cold as Oymyakon and that’s why this area is so zealously competing for the title «The world’s coldest inhabited place.» It is where magnificent stone pillars called Kihilyakh, known also as Siberia’s Shambala, stand on hills. It is the right place to observe Aurora Borealis all the winter long. Apart from, the Verkhoyansky land is full of sensations. Now it is a lovely destination of various expeditions. Two things made the place desirable…