On December 21, Chairman of the government of Yakutia Evgeny Chekin met with representatives of the art community and tourism business. It was the first meeting organized as part of a new project "Investment Environment Wednesday."
Yakutia is considered the birthplace of ancient giants. Almost 90% of all the remains of the ancestors of elephants are now found in the republic. Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Museum of Mammoth in Yakutsk tells about the history of extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna and the prospects for a project to clone a mammoth.
December 21 is the winter solstice. It is today all over the northern hemisphere daylight hours will be the shortest. In Yakutsk, the sun shines only for 5 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds. But from tomorrow the sun will shine longer, as the Yakuts say "step by step like a mouse."
North-Eastern Federal University researchers together with colleagues from the South Korean Sooam Biotech Research Foundation Professor Hwang Kyu Chang and his assistant John Jang Han worked to identify the DNA of ancient fossils.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic had a meeting with representatives of MILSET. In 2018 Yakutia will host International intellectual Games, and in June 2017 -International Research School.