Students! International Students! Attention! Here’s your chance to discover the southern part of Russia’s biggest Siberian region. Through the summer student camp program called «Discover South Yakutia» and arranged especially for you this summer. The international course “Discover South Yakutia” is a two-week event organized by the Technical Institute (branch) of the North-Eastern Federal University held from the 26th of August till the 9th of September 2012 in the city of Nerungry (Sakha Republic, Russia).

August 30th was officially a summer day in Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk, but what we call the late summer you might consider as a real autumn. It was already +15C in a daytime and +5C in the morning. Let’s take a look at that day’s morning through photographs taken in Yakutsk, the capital of Yakutia, by Ajar Varlamov.

Great news is I am back to Yakutia! Woo hoo! Really glad to be at home, though I missed such a big event as the celebration of Ysyakh in Yakutsk. Below is the set of photographs taken from the plane approaching to Yakutsk Airport yesterday morning. It was at 6 am.

Here is the first set of the Lena Pillars summer photographs taken by Elena Atlasova on June 2-4, 2011. Actually, she and her friends were the first, who managed to visit the famous geological monument on the Lena River this season. Enjoy the Lena and its stone pillars. By the way, the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is working hard on nominating the Lena Pillars National Park for the UNESCO Heritage list.

Dear Yakutia fans, especially Swedish friends! If by any chance you are or will be in the city of Orsa, Sweden, please, visit Yegor Makarov’s photo exhibition dedicated to people of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and its culture. The event will last till November 22, 2010. Further, please find more information and photographs.

Watch Ajar Varlamov’s photos of the blooming tundra at the Lena Delta in Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia. 94 summer photographs of awesome Arctic nature. Pictures were taken in the course of his short vacation to the Lena-Nordensheld biological station in the Bulunsky region of Siberia’s Yakutia on June 25 — July 1, 2010.

The Lena River, the longest in Siberia, is so fascinating. In the course of one day it can look magically different. Watch 35 photos taken in Central Yakutia near Yakutsk between Pokrovsk and Elanka on July 3-4, 2010. Weather was awesome. Hot and windy! Fresh air and tasty smells of Siberian nature!

A trivia question! Who were the first passengers of the first 3-hours Lena River journey on the cruise ship «Demyan Bednyj» on June 1st, 2010, the first day of official navigation?

Location: Yakutsk river port Two days prior to the start of navigation on the Lena River, at the height of preparation for summer cruises to Lena Pillars, I went on a visit to the Demian Bednyj cruise ship captain Oleg Borisov. A very hospitable man. When he saw me with a camera, he got perplexed, “My god, I am not in uniform. Not in full dress. Otherwise…” Yeah, indeed, why is the captain not uniformed daily, but only on a voyage?! “Now we are intensively preparing the vessel…