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:

The NY holidays in Yakutia seem to be the same as in the whole Russia. 10 work free days. People tend to take advantages of all these rest days and do what they feel to do.

Olesya Malevanik, a Miss Virtual Yakutia 2009 finalist (left), Anastasia Sanitarova, Vice-Miss Virtual Yakutia 2009 (right). This is the Pavlov & Pavlov creative studio’s promo posters for the online beauty contest «Miss Virtual Yakutia 2010», that started officially on Novermber 27th, 2009. The final «battle» will take place on March 6th, 2010. The motto of this year’s online beauty pageant is «The Battle for the Crown!»

You think Yakutians are being frozen all the time in winter, don’t you? Wrong a little. They can also run and jump The video was shot in the Chourapcha State Sports Institute. By the way, it’s one of the best athlete schools in Yakutia. Chourapcha is located on the way between Yakutsk and Khandyga. Churapcha is famous for the freestyle wrestling school, that gave the world three Olympic prize-winners, including the gold.

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…

Actually this car wasn’t frozen accidently. Its owner got it frozen for winter intentionally. Reasons are various. First, if the car is used the whole winter, it could work a short period of time only. Second, to have a warm, heated garage is relatively expensive. Such a garage in downtown may cost approx. 1,000,000 rubles (~33,000USD). A month heated garage rent cost ~300 USD. Third, a car consumes in cold weather more fuel than in summer, and one litre is sold here at the price of ~1 USD

Yesterday I and my family went to the circus. As compared with my little sons, I hadn’t any illusions. I had being expected to see ordinary clowns and ponies, and young jugglers and acrobats, who graduated from the Beijing circus school. That was what I had seen five years ago in the Sakha circus known as the most northern. Before taking kids to the circus, however, I wondered how Yakutian circus artists were able to earn many international awards, including a few in Monte Carlo, and how they…

This video I shot a year ago on Dec. 7, 2008. It was minus 40C only. It has 15679 views on YouTube. This is a big number to me.

The Kolyma Highway (known also as the federal automobile highway ‘Kolyma’ and the Road of Bones) connects Yakutsk and Magadan. Distance: — 2032 km (through Ust-Nera) — 1197 km (by the old roadway via Tomtor near the Pole of Cold). Item details: — PDF, 7 pages, A4, 17 Mb. — In English. — Available maps for…