Here are my announcements of big international events in Yakutsk for June 2010. Initially published on the Twitter account @yakutia. — Khabarovsk-based Japanese Centre will hold the seminar on the development of tourism, timber & construction industries in Yakutsk on Jun 2-3UNDP & the Northern Forum will held the seminar on climate changes in Yakutsk on June 2-6, 2010. #climatechange — UNDP & the Northern Forum will held the seminar on climate changes in Yakutsk on June 2-6, 2010. #climatechange. — 13th University of the Arctic Council Meeting…

YAKUTIA/SIBERIA, April 11, 2010 — Yesterday a 63-years-old French balloon adventurer Jean-Louis Etienne has reached Yakutia’s Arctic Circle and finished his 5-days Generaly Arctic Observer flight expedition done from Norway via the North Pole to Siberia. In Saturday’s morning he reached the Russian Arctic coast in the area of Yakutia’s Ust-Yansky region. He was expected to land in Tiksi, but the weather (winds and fogs) changed his direction. He was blown eastward to the Ust Yansky region. By that moment he had got pretty tired. The weariness and…

Today BBC News did a great job. The UK news outlet published an article about life in extreme cold in the world. Yakutia’s Yakutsk and Oymyakon were highlighted in the story. Enjoy reading! By Raffi Berg, BBC News —————————— While extreme winter weather in parts of Europe, Asia and the US has brought normal life to a virtual standstill for millions of people, many other inhabited places manage to function where such sub-zero temperatures are routine. In the north-eastern Russian Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the village of Oymyakon…