View on Yakutsk Mammoth Museum. A woolly rhino discovered in the Kolyma River area in Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Currently, kept in Yakutsk Mammoth Museum fridge. Mammoth and other Ice Age beasts bones on shelves in the storage of Yakutsk Mammoth Museum [in the above photo] I love visiting Yakutsk Mammoth Museum located in the mordern building of North-Eastern Federal University (formerly known as Yakutsk State University). It occupies pretty small premises, but full of bones and samples right from the Ice Age. Most of all, I like…

A few words about Sector of foreign literature in the Scientific library of the North Eastern Federal University named after M. K. Ammosov. Systematically organized collection of worldwide known magazines and authentic books utterly surprises you at the first sight when you enter this room – that was my first impression as an eager reader in the  Scientific library of NEFU. “The New York Times”, “Scientific American”, “Newsweek”, “The Economist”- such a range of best publications in the periodicals and original books of famous and not very famous…

Russia’s Republic of Sakha-Yakutia is pretty proud of being the land, where mammoths could be found nearly every year. Recently, the Yukagir community area in Yakutia’s Arctic zone has brought many valuable findings for the world of paleontology. Eight years ago, it was the intacted Yukagir mammoth head and foot. They were shown at 2005 World Expo in Japan. A few years ago, there was already an ancient horse remains found. Read the related post with photographs. Last year was prominent with two events. In August, the well-preserved…

I am so glad that Roman Sofronov (aka. Taramaan) helps me a lot with the eYakutia blog content. Previously, he let me publish his own awesome archive videos. All his posts came and will come under this tag. In July 2011, Roman participated in a geobotanical scientific expedition to the area of Mus-Khaya Mountain in Yakutia, Siberia/Russia, and he brought a lot of pics. Find some of them further.

Verkhoyansky region located in North-Eastern Yakutia is remarkable for many things. It is as extremely cold as Oymyakon and that’s why this area is so zealously competing for the title «The world’s coldest inhabited place.» It is where magnificent stone pillars called Kihilyakh, known also as Siberia’s Shambala, stand on hills. It is the right place to observe Aurora Borealis all the winter long. Apart from, the Verkhoyansky land is full of sensations. Now it is a lovely destination of various expeditions. Two things made the place desirable…

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.

Discovered by: N. Chernykh Discovery site: Nauchnyj, Crimea, Ukraine Discovery date: July 14, 1977 (33 years ago)

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…