Hooray! Hooray! Evgenia Arbugaeva, who was born in the Arctic seaport of Tiski in Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia, is the Winner of Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Her set of artful photographs depicting her homeland won the highest appraisal.

So proud of Evgenia Arbugaeva, Yakutian photographer. For the second time in December, her pictures appear on CNN Photos Blog. This time the major US news media features her 15 photographs of Tiksi, the sea port located in the Lena Delta, Yakutia, Russia’s Arctic.

Evgenia Arbugaeva, a Yakutian photographer, keeps stunning us all the time. In September — October, she is exhibiting her pictures from the project «Tiksi In Winter» in Toronto, Canada. Her photo exhibit will be a part of so-called Days of Sakha-Yakutia at Bezpala Brown Gallery. Days of Sakha-Yakutia at Bezpala Brown Gallery Sept. 30-Oct. 9; Oct. 15-30, 17 Church St., Toronto; bezpalabrown.com If you are in Toronto, don’t miss a chance to see her images of the Russian Arctic seaport of Tiksi located in Yakutia in the area…

Proud to announce that today we start publishing the unique collection of the Czech photographer Pavel Kolínský’s stories about living in Yakutia’s Arctic, precisely in the Lena Delta. The first part is dedicated to the Yakutian sea port of Tiksi. Pavel Kolínský’s photos taken in July of 2006, frankly saying, reveal the whole story. I could say, «No comments are required! Take a look and get the clue!» That’s absolutely true. However, I would like to say a few words.

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…

Tiksi, Yakutia’s Arctic sea port, in May is like Yakutsk in April, Moscow and Europe in February. Yet windy and snowy. But it’s time for snow to start melting partly and people to dress in less super warm clothes. No more polar nights. Instead, you begin enoying white nights. An awesome place to visit in Siberia’s North. See more photos taken in May of 2009.