May Day Parade in Yakutsk, Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia. The event took place on May 1st, 2013. See all photographs.

Ajar Varlamov’s photo. In Russia’s Yakutia, May is the time when we say, «Finally, the spring arrived and snow is almost gone.» It is the time to enjoy snowdrops. Like icebreak on rivers, these magic flowers are a symbol of the spring.

Today is Russia’s Victory Day, a national holiday celebrated across the country. See photographs taken on Victory Day in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia.

May 1st is a special day in Russia. It’s a national holiday. It might called in different ways. International Workers’ Day, May Day, Spring & Labour Day or Labour Day. Here we just use the word «May 1st» (in Russian, «Pervomaj» or «Pervoe Maja».) How do we percept this holiday? In my and many others’ opinion, it is more like a celebration of the spring. It is a day, when we can enjoy parades and go out of the city for BBQ (shashliki). See photographs of the May…

Today is May 3rd, 2011 and we’ve got heavy snowfall in Yakutsk, Yakutia / Russia. Nature says the Lena River is about to open and the spring flood to come soon. Indeed, that’s the usual weather we go through every May. Above is the video made on the main square. Below see more pictures of today’s snowing in Yakutsk.