River navigation started in Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia's Siberia in 2014.

YAKUTSK, 14 MAY 2014 — River navigation has started in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) 10 days earlier than expected. Today the first cargo ship arrived in Yakutsk River Port that plans to handle 750 ton. This year’s river navigation start is the most earliest for last decades in Yakutia.

Flying over Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Aerial mountain-river photo by Masaomi Adachi.

19 aerial photographs of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia & Far East. April 2014. Photo credit: Masaomi Adachi. This week I facebooked a photo of my little boy sitting at a table in one of the best Yakutsk restaurants and there was the drawing of a tweeting bird hanging on the wall. In the caption I wrote, «The spring is when the soul is singing.» That was actually drawn in the picture. Suddently, in comments I have received a few aerial photographs of snowy Yakutia from a Tokyo-based…

The Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) often sends official deligations worldwide. During presentations, delegation heads tend to show the short video that highlights the major peculiarities of the region. All the beauty of Yakutia landscapes in the short video. Enjoy Siberia of Siberia! Here’s the new trailer used this year to show Yakutia. In all its beauty. Enjoy!

View on Yakutsk Mammoth Museum. A woolly rhino discovered in the Kolyma River area in Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Currently, kept in Yakutsk Mammoth Museum fridge. Mammoth and other Ice Age beasts bones on shelves in the storage of Yakutsk Mammoth Museum [in the above photo] I love visiting Yakutsk Mammoth Museum located in the mordern building of North-Eastern Federal University (formerly known as Yakutsk State University). It occupies pretty small premises, but full of bones and samples right from the Ice Age. Most of all, I like…

To give an idea of Yakutsk weather in winter, take a look at yesterday’s street photographs. Fog, cold, and frozen snow. Lamps, billboards, and deer. Road signs, traffic lights and slow vehicles. Enjoy 10 winter street photographs from Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk.

Today we had minus 45 degree Centigrade and the Orthodox Church’s Epiphany holiday (wiki). Well, it is the day, when Orthodox priest bless the river waters and it became sacred. It is believed, when people sink in the blessed waters, they clear themselves from sins. Irrespective of the cold weathers, believers or wanna-be believers come to the ice swimming pool and sink three times into the cold water of the Lena River. Looks chilly and exciting, though all action takes place inside the heated tent. See 22 photographs…

Andrey Chikachev is one of the most successfull fine artists in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia. He’s prominent for his paintings depicting the daily life in Yakutian villages and portraiting expressive people. He was born in 1967. A member of the Russian Union of Artists. Graduated from Yakutsk Fine Arts College (1988), Pr. S. Litvinov’s workshop at the Far Eastern Arts Institute (1994). Exhibited his works within Russia and partly abroad. In other words, enjoy Andrey Chikachev’s art works. Pictures were taken by Ajar Varlamov during yesterday’s personal exhibit…

A funny Russian TV Show about the exotic Siberian cuisine… if to be more precise, about the national food of Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia. It’s in Russian, though you can understand everything. Don’t pay attention to what Yaz’ is telling, as no one is listening to him. It’s more about images and action. The TV program was shot in Yakutsk, Russia. In December 2012.

What happens, when two men fell in love with one pretty woman. They start fighting. At least, it should be this way. The same happens among Yakutian horse males. They are real machos. Animals fight furiously! Take a look at the photo report delivered by a blogger nicknamed Log. 12 photographs of one fascinating fight for the heart of the lady.

*Images are clickable. You might wonder how we live in winter in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia’s Siberia. Take a look at street photographs taken today in my neighborhood around 2 pm.