A bit more about Yakutia

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the largest administrative and territorial subdivision in the world and accordingly, the largest part of the Russian Federation. It occupies one-fifth of the territory of Russia. It is such a large area that there could be located seven European countries: Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Finland, Greece and Sweden. The […]

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National Art Museum

Don’t miss this excellent museum, with Sakha-themed exhibits covering local craftmaking traditions (mammoth tusk carvings, reindeer boots, finely carved urns for kumiss – fermented mare’s milk), landscape paintings and portraits. Look out for the captivating paintings of village life by Andrei Chikachev (born 1967), the most famous living Sakha artist.

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Historical Park Russia

The park is part of a large-scale project aimed at creating a network of Russia – My History parks in Russian regions. It is the result of a collaborative effort by the regional authorities, the Foundation for Humanitarian Projects, and Gazprom. The multimedia complex is based on two floors. The exhibition area is divided into […]

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Druzhba Park Reserve

This park, on the site of the original hunting settlement that later became Yakutsk, contains a series of excellently preserved historic buildings that date from as early as the 17th century, which serve to document the incremental influence of Russian culture on the indigenous peoples. There’s a church, a summer yurt, a copy of Peter […]

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The Mysterious Labynkyr Lake

Labynkyr is the lake in Oymyakon region in the east of Yakutia. It is well-known for the uncertain creature which is supposed to live there. It has to be noted that despite of the low temperature in winter (- 50°C and lower) the water freezes very slowly. It remains to be the mystery for the […]

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