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A charter flight with 170 guests from Japan in Yakutsk

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A tourist group from Japan consisting of 170 people arrived in the capital of the republic on August 15. According to the Main Agency of Air Communications of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), this is the first charter flight in the history of Yakutia particularly organized for representatives of a foreign country.

Hereditary children's doctor Alshafi from Sudan talks about work in Yakutsk

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Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Medicine Yana MUNKHALOVA introduced us to each other. She told that this year NEFU Medical Institute trains about forty foreign students, graduate students and resident doctors. One of them, the first and only resident doctor from the Far Abroad, is Sudanese ALSHAFI. After graduating from the St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, he has been gaining medical experience in Yakutsk since November last year.

My 14 Favorite things to do Yakutsk


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Yakutsk is becoming famous for one thing – its extreme climate that has allowed it to be the coldest big city on the planet.

Reindeer Herder’s Daughter in France: My Dad is Santa Claus

586323b2c14a3"There is no word holiday in the Evenk language, - says French researcher Alexandra Lavrillier. They have bakaldyn that means meeting. So reindeer herders’ holiday is considered more important than the New Year." Alexandra knows what she writes about. A few years ago she arrived in South Yakutia to collect material for a dissertation, to learn the language, life and culture of the Evenks. Then she married a reindeer herder, has given birth to a daughter, and even became a teacher in a nomadic primary school.

In the Footsteps of an Unknown beast, or How a Tiger Ended up in Yakutia

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Would you, having only a primitive weapon, be brave enough to go in search of an unknown creature so bloodthirsty, that it strikes fear in the whole neighborhood?  Now imagine that you found yourself in South Yakutia in 1905. Something is killing the livestock, villagers have found traces of an unknown beast, and someone saw a strange animal, which had only been seen before by the old-timers in the old days. So now you have to neutralize the creature using the scarce tools and resources available.

Juhani Lillberg from Finland: I am struck by Yakutia!


Last week, big festive events were held within ‘Winter Starts in Yakutia’ Festival. The festival was visited by many people from different parts of the world. Here is an interview with our guest from Finland, President of International Association of Snow and Ice Sculpture Juhani Lillberg.

Yakutia and Hollywood. Part 2

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We have examined the first part of Hollywood movies and TV series, in which Yakutia was shown - the largest region of the Russian Federation.

Today we offer you movies of Hollywood filmmakers who mentioned Yakutia, and in general, the Russian state.

Meet Yakutia!

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The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the largest region of Russia. It covers an area of 3 million sq km, almost one-sixth of the whole of Russia. There are three time zones in its territory.