Today is the third day of snow in Yakutsk, Russia. It seems it won’t melt till the next year’s spring. Winter arrived to our place! Walked around the city and took a few pics. Enjoy!

Does people in Yakutia play football? Definitely, yes. Moreover, we’ve got Yakutia Football Club (wiki), that play in the Russian tournament in the Second Devision, and even children’s football school that prepare new players. Oh, my son, Aidar, by the way, started his training in the major children football school. I am so happy. Take a look at the photographs of kids’ first training on the major Tuymaada Stadium in Yakutsk, Russia, that took place two days ago.

Ajar Varlamov (his posts), whose many photographs you’ve seen previously, has two big passions. Initially, it was to carry his Nikon camera all the time and everywhere. A few years ago, his second passion became Marisha, Yakutian laika (dog breed originated in Yakutia’s Kolyma area). Guess his major habit… Any ideas?.. Right, as you might have noted, that’s his daily dog walk on the field called Zelenyj Lug (Green Meadow). So, if you are his friend, you can see his daily local nature pictures. Hereby, please, enjoy how…

This weekend, 15-16 Septemeber, Yakutsk, capital of Russia’s Sakha-Yakutia Republic, is celebrating the 380 Anniversary. Yakutsk-based photographers Michil Androsov, Vadim Skryabin, Sahey Ignatyev have created the fascinating time-lapse video called simply «One Day in Yakutsk.» I would call it, «One Autumn Day in Yakutsk» 4000 images were used to create the video. In the end, btw, you can see the greeting saying «Happy Birthday, Yakutsk!» Hey, indeed… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YAKUTSK!!! Via VK.com.

Olonkho is the Sakha people’s major cultural heritage, that was later proclaimed by UNESCO as the world’s oral & intangible masterpiece. It is a heroic epic tale that might narrated by up to 20,000 verses. It is told by a Olonkho singer or story-teller. In the previous post «Olonkho, Sakha heroic epos, in Timofei Stepanov’s painting The Upper World«, I wrote that the famous Yakutian artist, Timofei Stepanov, appeared to be the first, who depicted the Sakha heroic epic «Olonkho» in the series of paintings. See Olonkho-related posts…

The movie is called The Road. Created by a young talanted Yakutian director Michael Lukachevsky in Yakutsk, Russia’s Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Screened once in Paris at a film festival. Next week, June 5th, Yakutsk residents will have the first opportunity to watch it in the Muus Khaya complex. Always welcome! The Road movie trailer is also available on Facebook to be ready for sharing. Please, share!

Hereby I present Yuri Sleptsov‘s art works. His drawings are done on a plastic board with the use of a scalpel. Such a technique is called scratchboard or scraperboard (grattazh, in Russian). Learn more about it on Wiki. Yuri prefers to use the plastic, as it provides the sharp contrast between white lines and the black inked background. This technique is used very rarely. The drawing might be created in the course of several weeks, months or even year. A hard work. One little mistake might spoil the…

Alexander Khodulov was a Yakutian artist, who lived from 1962 till 2003. His preferred genres were portrait, landscape scenery, still life, etc. He was born in Yakutsk. In the family of the outstanding USSR national artist Dmitry F. Khodulov. Graduated Children Art School, Yakutsk Art College (1981), the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow (1987). A member of the Sakha Republic Artist Union since 1993.

Today is Russia’s Victory Day, a national holiday celebrated across the country. See photographs taken on Victory Day in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia.

May 1st is a special day in Russia. It’s a national holiday. It might called in different ways. International Workers’ Day, May Day, Spring & Labour Day or Labour Day. Here we just use the word «May 1st» (in Russian, «Pervomaj» or «Pervoe Maja».) How do we percept this holiday? In my and many others’ opinion, it is more like a celebration of the spring. It is a day, when we can enjoy parades and go out of the city for BBQ (shashliki). See photographs of the May…