Hooray! May is at hand! It’s time for Yakutian men to hunt for ducks… Rumours went out. Some say that duck hunt might be prohibited due to games migrated from radiated Fukushima, Japan. Some say it will be allowed, but strongly recommended not to eat ducks. In any case, hunters will go out into the wildness and shoot their gamebirds.

Roman Sofronov is a Yakutsk-based fellow, who has his own YouTube channel with great videos displaying the life in Yakutia, the biggest Siberian|Russian region. He’s got great black-and-white 8mm home videos of children made in an ordinary Yakutian|Siberian village called Ytyk-Kyuel’ in the Soviet time. Fascinating flashbacks! Enjoy the history of Yakutia.

Pictures of Yakutsk taken in 1980. That’s how the Siberian city looked like in the Soviet time. See more old photographs. Photos were digged by the local website Joker on the Foto Soyuz website.