A friend of mine, Roman Sofronov, has just returned from his other scientific expedition into the wilderness of the Momsky National Park located in the North-East of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). When they had a rest, they spent spare time on fishing on the Inyali River. Fascinating place. Ice is still there and it didn’t melt even in the summer. See Roman’s photographs.
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is featured in the 1st episode of BBC2’s Arctic with Bruce Parry. It’s called in a short way, «Siberia». In this episode, Bruce Parry is celebrating Ysyakh, the Yakut summer solstice celebration, in Central Yakutia and traveling to Even reindeer camps in the Verkhoyansk Range. Finally, here is the video. It’s more like a teaser. Unfortunately, the full version is not available for the Russian area yet. But… What a fun clip! Hilarious! Below see the second vid as well.
The Yakuts consider Kihilyakh to be a sacred place. It is believed that stone pillars in the upper part of the Verkhoyansk mountains concentrate health-healing powers. People come to that place, pray to mountains’ spirits asking for having grace on them and giving blessing. Take a look at Ajar Varlamov‘s unique set of photographs taken in Kihilyakh in July 2010.
Resource: Russia . Travel across the country on Facebook.