Good news! Polish Yakutia fans are welcome to the exhibition «Sakha Republic Photographic Guide» (Fotograficzny przewodnik po Jakucji) arranged at Warsaw University Library by Polish students, Agata Fedotov and Łukasz Grajewski, who traveled across the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in August 2009 as participants of the Poles Assistance Foundation and Polonia Yakutsk’s three week research expedition. Amazing photos are exhibited in the Warsaw University Library main hall. Location: Sala Narożna Pałacu Potockich, Warszawa, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Kampus UW. Dates: from now till Feb. 5, 2010

Our journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold, was awesome. It was a sort of a fun road trip with friends. A great adventure! Great impressions! Major sightseeings in Oymyakon are people, their life and extreme cold. So… enjoy the slideshow. The set will be, certainly, extended.

This set will be updated all the time. Need more time to select more pictures of our trip. Today you can see the first portion.

This is relatively old news, but we would like to repeat it. So, here we go. On November 19, 2009, the republic’s parliament approved in the first reading law on obligatory ethnological examination of the projects that can change the indigenous peoples’ of the North environment. Members of parliament mean to protect the rights of the indigenous peoples in conditions of growing industrial development of their historical territories. The aim of the examination is to find out how such and such changes can affect the indigenous population’s life,…

It seems like I won’t be ever tired of promoting Albina Degtyareva, a bright representative of the Yakut national (khomus/jews harp) music, and her Ayarkhaan team. I really like the music of the world (or world music) and she is in the top list of music artists a must to listen to. She produced many music albums — solo and with her band «Ayarkhaan.» You can come across her tracks on many download music websites and see her khomus play in many YouTube videos. She’s got many fans,…

Song: Taptal (Love) Performance: Jeada (Egor Vasiliev) Lyrics: Jeada (Egor Vasiliev) Music: Nikolay Mikheev Director: Konstantin Timofeev Camera-man: Ivan Semyonov So… WHO IS JEADA? Real name: Gosha Vasiliev. Born in Yakutia’s Megino-Kangalassky region. Age: still young; just graduated from high school. Worshiped by Yakutian teenagers for his song texts and life perception. His hit «Min Sakhabin» (I am a Sakha) created a real furor in 2005. He sings in the Sakha language mainly. The song lyrics: