Happy International Women’s Day, dear ladies! Have great spring and year ahead with a lot of flowers!!! Hereby we present today’s short photo report done by Evgenia Arbugaeva (her website) in Yakutsk, Yakutia/Russia. Her themes became 8th March and a passenger bus turned out to be a flower shop on wheels. Today we had a lot of them standing in every district. It’s useful. No need to run around the city for flowers search. Enjoy!

Andrey I and his Navigator studio’s previous attepmt to build the world’s biggest stalagmite, unfortunately, failed. Yakutsk Office of Public Prosecutor prohibited them to build it presuming the man-created stalagmite might be unsafe and, if it fell, many people could be injured. In other words, prosecutors didn’t believe in Andrey I’s project and decided to prevent its construction just in case. Whatever prosecutors say, Mr. I will resume his attempt the next year. Meanwhile, he continued creating another amazing ice construction. In short, it is Yakutsk Ice Labyrinth…

These pictures are from Evgenia Arbugaeva‘s photo book «Following the Reindeer» (141 pages) that depicts the daily life of the Even reindeer herders in the mountain area around the settlement of Topolinoe in Tomponsky region (two days by a car from Yakutsk) in Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia. Evgenia is a young photographer from Yakutsk. Currently, she lives in New York City. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography. A few months ago, she presented a few pics from her personal photo book «Following the…

This is the trailer of non-existing fantasy / horror / history / drama movie created and presented by Yakutsk-based film makers, E. Osipov (producer), Misha Vasiliev (director), Sema Amanatov (cameraman, director of arts). A short film trailer was done on the Canon 7D digital camera. This way E. Osipov (his blog) is trying to attract investors and sponsors to the production of the widescreen movie about love, shamans, a warrior and Sakha (Yakut) people’s ordinary, but brutal life of the past in the biggest Siberian region called Yakutia….

Previously, I wrote that Alexander and Constantine Smurygins, republic constructors from the city of Mirny, invented and created the all-terrain vehicle called «Uraankhai» able to drive smartly through taiga and swim Siberian rivers. It was the news spread across all regional newspapers and online portals. Read the full news story. A week ago, Vice President of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia Dmitry Glushko gave that off-roader a try. Further, look at photographs of his test drive.

On Jan. 19th, 2011, the famous Russian actor, promoter, Andrey I, and his Yakutsk-based creative studio «Navigator» started making the world’s biggest (tallest/highest) stalagmite in Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk. The stalagmite is going to be 30 metres in height. It is being created by an unique technology invented by Navigator fellows. In short, water is sprayed on its top, it freezes and creates a new ice layer after a layer. The base was done with the help of a Yakutsk fire-brigade. The world’s biggest stalagmite will be…

I know that there are the Yakut horse fans among eYakutia blog readers. Hope they will like this news story, though it is done by NVK Sakha in the Sakha language. In the vid, you can see how, in the area of the Kenkeme National Park near Yakutsk, local farmers care their horses, milk mares, and what winter conditions they live in. But that’s not the point of the story.

A pretty cool how Yakutia was shown in Russia Today TV Channel’s news story about how Russia celebrates New Year! Enjoy!

From now on, the Yakutian affiliate of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (in short, rescuers) will use the hand-made all-terrain vehicle called “Uraanhay,” Yakutsk Vecherny Newspaper reports. The new off-roader is able to drive smartly through taiga as well as to swim Siberian rivers. It was created by Alexander and Constantine Smurygin in the city of Mirny, West Yakutia, in the course of 1.5 year. Now it is based in Yakutsk. Such an all terrain vehicle is suitable for search-and-rescue operations in the northern Siberian region. Thanks…

At the end of November, when the real Siberian winter was getting colder and colder, three young guys decided to ski from the village of Elanka to the famous Lena Pillars (stone pillars) located on the Lena River bank a few hundreds of km south from the city of Yakutsk. When they were doing skiing expedition, the outdoor temperature was minus 45 degrees Celsius. They say, it was pretty windy. Skiers overcame 50 km only, but spent 5 days on the way. These guys look pretty ordinary, but…