Victory Day in Yakutsk, Russia. Yakutians honored the fallen soldiers and veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet front of WWII, on May 9th, 2014. Photo credit: Arkady Lebedev, Nashe Vremya Newspaper.

May 09, 2014, YAKUTSK — Yakutians honored the fallen soldiers and veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet front of WWII, on May 9th, 2014. 62509 Yakutians participated in the Great Patriotic War. 288 veterans left among us by now. How many Yakutians fought in the Great Patriotic War (1941 — 1945)? 62509 people, including 418 women, from 18 districts of the region known now as the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s North-East Siberia & Far East. At that moment, the total population was 413.8 thousand people. In…

There is a great man living in Yakutsk. His name is Ivan Negenblya. He is the most honored Yakutia’s aviation worker. His lifetime theme was and still remains Alaska-Siberia World War II Air Route (info on Wiki). He wrote a lot of books on this topic. Besides, he’s got a great amount of historical photographs in his collection. Currently I and many other friends are helping him to arrange his first international photo exhibition. Thinking to display ~200 archive photographs in Fairbanks, USA. A couple of days ago,…