*Click the picture to see it in the full size. This is our New Year tree on the main square called Lenin in Yakutsk, Siberia / Russia. A photo was taken at 12:10 pm. Cold? Foggy? Looks festive? Ho ho ho, this is our winter holiday mood. That’s the coldest city on Earth! As far as you know, Russia celebrates the Happy New Year holidays mostly. According to the Russian Orthodox Church calendar, Christmas takes place on January 7th. Actually, it’s not a big event. Worshiped by church…

Last months I was pretty much busy with the arrangement of travels, expeditions and tours across the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), but, praise god, I’ve never forgot to take my camera along. So, here is some picks of winter travel photographies. In the following set you can see Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk, street photographs, the ice road across the Lena River, trucks stuck in the ice, the man cutting ice cubes for drinking water, fogs, city monuments, the Christmas / New Year tree, kids, etc. Lenin Square in…

So, what is it like to live in Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk on a day after the End of the World? Frankly, it’s a regular winter day in December. Foggy and cold a little. In a daytime we had minus 45 degrees Centigrade. We say it’s extremely cold, when it is already below -50C. Today it was like that, so it was a regular day. Below, see 11 winter street photographs taken in the downtown of Yakutsk, Russia. On Lenin Square. Shopping women, a group of joyful…

As you already noted, I am a big fan of Ajar Varlamov‘s photographs. This post with his images is already the 30th. The previous photo post with Ajar’s pictures was dedicated to the season shift from summer to autumn in Yakutsk, Russia. If you didn’t see it, you need to check it and come back to this post to continue following cold weather progress in the city considered to be the coldest on Earth.

I am really glad to share the following news. I have reasons to do it. First, my Internet is very slow. Second, my Internet is 3G. Russian wireline operator TransTeleCom (TTK) plans to launch a fiber optic line in the city of Yakutsk, capital of the constituent republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in December, Alexander Borisov, deputy prime minister of the region, told reporters on Thursday, as cited by RIA Novosti. The launch of the fiber optic line will help to decrease tariffs on Internet access services and increase…

Today is the third day of snow in Yakutsk, Russia. It seems it won’t melt till the next year’s spring. Winter arrived to our place! Walked around the city and took a few pics. Enjoy!

Does people in Yakutia play football? Definitely, yes. Moreover, we’ve got Yakutia Football Club (wiki), that play in the Russian tournament in the Second Devision, and even children’s football school that prepare new players. Oh, my son, Aidar, by the way, started his training in the major children football school. I am so happy. Take a look at the photographs of kids’ first training on the major Tuymaada Stadium in Yakutsk, Russia, that took place two days ago.

Ajar Varlamov (his posts), whose many photographs you’ve seen previously, has two big passions. Initially, it was to carry his Nikon camera all the time and everywhere. A few years ago, his second passion became Marisha, Yakutian laika (dog breed originated in Yakutia’s Kolyma area). Guess his major habit… Any ideas?.. Right, as you might have noted, that’s his daily dog walk on the field called Zelenyj Lug (Green Meadow). So, if you are his friend, you can see his daily local nature pictures. Hereby, please, enjoy how…

This weekend, 15-16 Septemeber, Yakutsk, capital of Russia’s Sakha-Yakutia Republic, is celebrating the 380 Anniversary. Yakutsk-based photographers Michil Androsov, Vadim Skryabin, Sahey Ignatyev have created the fascinating time-lapse video called simply «One Day in Yakutsk.» I would call it, «One Autumn Day in Yakutsk» 4000 images were used to create the video. In the end, btw, you can see the greeting saying «Happy Birthday, Yakutsk!» Hey, indeed… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YAKUTSK!!! Via VK.com.

Great news arrived yesterday from UNESCO HQ in Paris. Yakutia’s Lena Pillars Nature Park was officially announced on Monday morning by The World Heritage Committee to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It was the last site to be inscribed during this year’s session. What is Lena Pillars Nature Park? Lena Pillars Nature Park is marked by spectacular rock pillars that reach a height of approximately 100 metres along the banks of the Lena River in the central part of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). They were produced…