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…

Sorry, friends. Can’t stop recording videos and taking pictures of the current extreme cold weather in Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk. Here is another set of media files done on the iPhone in today’s cold winter morning and noon. The outdoor temp was -44C. I love my iPhone, but after 10-15 minutes of its use in the cold weather in Yakutsk, it’s totally useless. However, take a look at the above video done this morning, while I was standing on the crossroad near the city hall, and winter…

Yesterday night France24 TV Online Channel made the skype interview. They gave me the list of questions. The first one was «What was the atmosphere in the city today?» Here is my answer. It is done in the form of the video made in Yakutsk, Siberia/Russia, this morning, December 09, 2010, at 8.40 am, when we had -43C. The winter life in the coldest city on Earth seems to us pretty ordinary. We woke up in the morning, rush to our work places, do our work and back…

Yesterday I took a camera with me. Decided to fix the final arrival of spring to the Siberian city of Yakutsk. Amazing! A couple of weeks ago there were ice and snow on the ground. Now no signs of winter, except the remains of melting dirty snow in the shadows of buildings. Mostly dust, puddles, lowering sky, winds, the daytime temp like +5C or +7C. That’s the current situation. It seems ice floating is about to start on the rivers of Yakutia soon. When it will take place,…