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…

Olonkho is the Sakha people’s major cultural heritage, that was later proclaimed by UNESCO as the world’s oral & intangible masterpiece. It is a heroic epic tale that might narrated by up to 20,000 verses. It is told by a Olonkho singer or story-teller. In the previous post «Olonkho, Sakha heroic epos, in Timofei Stepanov’s painting The Upper World«, I wrote that the famous Yakutian artist, Timofei Stepanov, appeared to be the first, who depicted the Sakha heroic epic «Olonkho» in the series of paintings. See Olonkho-related posts…

The current post is sequal to the previous one, «Olonkho, Sakha Heroic Epos, In Timofei Stepanov’s Painting The Upper World.» This time we post images of crafts and attributes of the Sakha (Yakut) people’s past daily life. Yes, photographs were taken in The National Fine Arts Museum of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia in Yakutsk, Siberia / Russia. In the following images you’ll see crockeries for horse milk, female horse saddles, talisman-like crafted calendars, female clothes, belts, other national clothes and… mammoth tusk crafts. Each picture shows that the…

Love visiting National Fine Arts Museum of Republic of Sakha-Yakutia (www.sakhamuseum.ru) in Yakutsk, Russia. Many paintings, sculptures, installatons. Hereby, I am eager to show parts of one painting done by the well-known Yakut artist, Timofei Stepanov.

March is already spring for Yakutia residents, even if it is still with snow, ice and temperature around -10C or -20C. Nevertheless, this is pleasant weather, we really enjoy at this period. Time for going out of the city and having BBQ. The Friendship outdoor museum in Sottinzy is the most popular destination. Why? Follow the rest of the entry and find more info and photographs.

The Library of the First President of Yakutia Michael Nikolaev is located in the village of Oktemzy, the place where he was born, on the territory of the Lenskyj Krai Forum education center. It was built in 2006.