A short video is dedicated to the biggest Yakut national holiday called Ysyakh (Yhyakh). Celebrated annually in June. Created by Vladimir Moonkuev. Music by Sasha Lukin. No words. The video conveys all the message. Enjoy! Certainly, you’re welcome to Yakutia in summer!

Evgenia Arbugaeva, a Yakutian photographer, keeps stunning us all the time. In September — October, she is exhibiting her pictures from the project «Tiksi In Winter» in Toronto, Canada. Her photo exhibit will be a part of so-called Days of Sakha-Yakutia at Bezpala Brown Gallery. Days of Sakha-Yakutia at Bezpala Brown Gallery Sept. 30-Oct. 9; Oct. 15-30, 17 Church St., Toronto; bezpalabrown.com If you are in Toronto, don’t miss a chance to see her images of the Russian Arctic seaport of Tiksi located in Yakutia in the area…

Ayar Kuo is a photographer of Yakutia. Love her last set of black-and-white photographs dedicated to ordinary Yakut villagers. Hope you’ll like people’s portraits too. They are very authentic.

Here is the story. Alexey Pavlov is the famous photographer in Yakutia. Yakutsk-based TAYA Model Agency has many beautiful young women. LenaTourFlot LLC has a pretty old, but stylish Soviet passenger ship that tends to make journeys between Yakutsk and the Arctic settlement of Tiksi. Yakutia has the awesome magic Lena River. So what do you think Alexey did? He travelled with TAYA models on the Mechanic Koulibin ship to the Lena Pillars, one of major geological monuments on the Lena River, and brought a bunch of great…

Yesterday I started using the Instagram iPhone app. My god, I fell in love with it. Take a look at photographs of Yakutsk (Yakutia, Russia) taken by the iPhone and uploaded on the net with the help of Instagram. All of them instantly appeared on my Twitter account @yakutia. In pictures: a couple on Ordzhanikidze Square, Russian Airborne Forces celebration on a fountain, the rainy morning and the British motor bikers, Ed and Ben, ready to ride to Magadan through Stalin’s Road of Bones. A story about these…

It is the 2nd part of the post Momsky Park in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia/Russia. This time see 32 summer and autumn photographs.

Winter is magic in Yakutia, indeed, but summer here is gorgeous! Need a proof? See 39 summer pictures of Momsky National Park below. What is Momsky Park? It is located in the northern-eastern part of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), precisely in the area of the upper and lower area of the Moma River in Momsky District. It occupies 1959.9 square hectare or, if with Eselyakh Reserve, 4361.3 square hectare.

This is really great! Received a message from Antoine Corbisier-Baland. He is a a Belgian tutor, who teaches the French at North-Eastern Federal University (former Yakutsk State University). Antoine sent his black-and-white photographs of Yakutia. I think, his pictures are great! Interesting and captive! In the above pictures: 1. On the river in October. 2. Crossing the Lena River on the way to Amga.

Enjoy khomus (Yakut Jew’s harp) music and images of Yakutia in the amazing video slideshow created by Marianna Leontieva in 2008. The author lives in Moscow and she called the video «Khomus… A Yakutian’s Nostalgia…» Think, no additional info is required. By the way, Yakutsk will host the 7th International Jew’s Harp Society Congress on June 23-26, 2011. It will be held right before the Yasyakh national holiday celebration in the area of Ys Khatyn near Yakutsk. My god, my fingers are crossed, don’t want to miss this…

The government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has a good habit. In each February, regional high officials travel across Yakutia, the biggest Siberian region with 3 million sq km, and give people a report on what was done in the course of the previos year. It is a sort of direct communication between ordinary people and authority representatives. Frankly saying, I can’t remember when such practice started being exercised. Maybe, 7 years ago. In the beginning, people were sceptic to such sudden authority travels. They thought, «Well,…