About Yakutsk and the Sakha Republic

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Special tourist attractions

Travelers come to Yakutsk for a variety of reasons. Many people come for business or family reasons. Tourists come because Yakutsk offers unique adventures and experiences. There are four different seasons in Yakutsk, and each season offers something unique and different.

In winter, Yakutsk is often the coldest city in the world. It’s not that far from the place that holds the record for the coldest inhabited place on earth. However, many are surprised that it can be hot in Yakutsk in the summer. There is a reason why all rooms at Bed & Breakfast Bravo! are air conditioned.

Here are some of the most famous tourist attractions:

The Yakutian New Year, or Ysyakh, occurs around the summer solstice which is usually around June 21 every year.  The holiday will be celebrated generally on the closest weekend to the actual solstice.

This event attracts tourists from all around the world.  Yakutian culture is on full display for all to enjoy during Ysyakh. 

Feeding the fire ceremony

Yakutian New Year (Ysyakh)

Ysyakh is the most important holiday in Yakutian culture

If you want to experience Ysyakh for yourself, make your travel plans early.  Bed & Breakfast Bravo! is usually fully booked months in advance.

Yakutian New Year (Ysyakh)

Ysyakh is the most important holiday in Yakutian culture

The Yakutian New Year, or Ysyakh, occurs around the summer solstice which is usually around June 21 every year.  The holiday will be celebrated generally on the closest weekend to the actual solstice.

This event attracts tourists from all around the world.  Yakutian culture is on full display for all to enjoy during Ysyakh. 

Feeding the fire ceremony

If you want to experience Ysyakh for yourself, make your travel plans early.  Bed & Breakfast Bravo! is usually fully booked months in advance.

Lena Pillars

In summer, visitors can view the Lena Pillars by boat or river cruise ship. In winter, the pillars can be reached by the ice road after the severe freezing of the Lena River. In any case, the Lena Pillars will amaze you with their beauty and grandeur.

Lena Pillars

In summer, visitors can view the Lena Pillars by boat or river cruise ship. In winter, the pillars can be reached by the ice road after the severe freezing of the Lena River. In any case, the Lena Pillars will amaze you with their beauty and grandeur.

Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk compete with each other for the title of the coldest settlement. Verkhoyansk currently holds the official record of -67.8°C. Oymyakon unofficially recorded a temperature of -71.2°C, but officially the lowest figure is -67.7°C. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Yakutsk is a mere -64.4°C.

Experience The Extreme Siberian Winter Weather

Extreme cold weather is common in the Republic of Sakha and Yakutsk. Yakutians consider -40 C a warm day in Yakutsk from December to February. It is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below -50°C.

Local residents live and work at such temperatures. Intense cold is tolerable if dressed appropriately in warm clothing. Generally, the air is fairly still and has very low humidity, so there is usually no “wind chill factor”.

Experience The Extreme Siberian Winter Weather

Oymyakon and Verkhoyansk compete with each other for the title of the coldest settlement. Verkhoyansk currently holds the official record of -67.8°C. Oymyakon unofficially recorded a temperature of -71.2°C, but officially the lowest figure is -67.7°C. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Yakutsk is a mere -64.4°C.

Extreme cold weather is common in the Republic of Sakha and Yakutsk. Yakutians consider -40 C a warm day in Yakutsk from December to February. It is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below -50°C.

Local residents live and work at such temperatures. Intense cold is tolerable if dressed appropriately in warm clothing. Generally, the air is fairly still and has very low humidity, so there is usually no “wind chill factor”.

Mir Diamond Mine in Mirny

There are several kimberlite pipe diamond mines in the Republic of Sakha, but the Mir mine is the best known, perhaps because it was the first and also because one end of the Mirny airport runway is so close to it.


There are regular flights between Yakutsk and Mirny, as well as between Moscow and Mirny.

The Mir diamond mine in Mirny is a man-made wonder of the world. It’s huge. The picture does not do it justice.


Open pit mining at the Mir mine is no longer in progress. The mine still produces diamonds, but all mining operations are now underground.

Mir Diamond Mine in Mirny

There are several kimberlite pipe diamond mines in the Republic of Sakha, but the Mir mine is the best known, perhaps because it was the first and also because one end of the Mirny airport runway is so close to it.

There are regular flights between Yakutsk and Mirny, as well as between Moscow and Mirny.

The Mir diamond mine in Mirny is a man-made wonder of the world. It’s huge. The picture does not do it justice.

Open pit mining at the Mir mine is no longer in progress. The mine still produces diamonds, but all mining operations are now underground.

Buluus glacier

The Buluus Glacier is a popular place to cool off during the hot summers. This is a day trip from Yakutsk. The place is in a sheltered valley and the ice remains throughout the summer.

Buluus glacier

The Buluus Glacier is a popular place to cool off during the hot summers. This is a day trip from Yakutsk. The place is in a sheltered valley and the ice remains throughout the summer.

A large cave was cut into the mountainside on the outskirts of Yakutsk. All the land is below the permafrost layer, so everything inside the cave remains frozen. It has become one of Yakutsk’s popular tourist attractions, especially in the summer when it’s hot outside. The temperature inside the cave remains fairly constant regardless of the temperature outside.

Ice Kingdom

Carved ice statues stand throughout the cave. Colored lighting complements the overall atmosphere of the Ice Kingdom. Many of these ice figurines will depict figures from Yakut folklore.


The caves were carefully excavated, resulting in many different halls and galleries. Visitors are given a warm coat and safety gear, as the cave is essentially a huge natural freezer.

Ice Kingdom

A large cave was cut into the mountainside on the outskirts of Yakutsk. All the land is below the permafrost layer, so everything inside the cave remains frozen. It has become one of Yakutsk’s popular tourist attractions, especially in the summer when it’s hot outside. The temperature inside the cave remains fairly constant regardless of the temperature outside.

Carved ice statues stand throughout the cave. Colored lighting complements the overall atmosphere of the Ice Kingdom. Many of these ice figurines will depict figures from Yakut folklore.

The caves were carefully excavated, resulting in many different halls and galleries. Visitors are given a warm coat and safety gear, as the cave is essentially a huge natural freezer.

Hunting and Fishing

The Republic of Sakha is famous for its freshwater fish, and anglers from all over the world come to catch the large fish that live in lakes and rivers.

The Republic of Sakha is rich in game. There are ducks, geese, wolves and hares that are popular with local hunters.


Hunters from all over the world come to the Sakha Republic to hunt big game such as bears, mountain sheep, moose and deer.

Hunting and Fishing

The Republic of Sakha is famous for its freshwater fish, and anglers from all over the world come to catch the large fish that live in lakes and rivers.

The Republic of Sakha is rich in game. There are ducks, geese, wolves and hares that are popular with local hunters.

Hunters from all over the world come to the Sakha Republic to hunt big game such as bears, mountain sheep, moose and deer.

Yakutian Culture

The cultural influence of the indigenous peoples of the Republic of Sakha is valued and preserved today. The Yakuts have their own language, which is widely spoken in the Republic of Sakha. Yakut is the first language for about half of the population, and Russian is the second language taught in schools. The Yakut language belongs to the Turkic group of languages, and a number of words in the Yakut language coincide with Turkish.

Yakutian National Costume

Во время Ысаха и других праздников или важных событий якутяне носят свой национальный костюм.

Yakut national costumes and jewelry are made to order and, as a rule, no two are alike. There will be certain similarities that are recognizable, but each will have individual details that represent the life of the person who wears it.

Yakut jewelry is usually made of silver, but gold is also used. Jewelry may include precious or semi-precious stones. These items are usually handmade and each one is unique.

Якутские национальные костюмы и украшения изготавливаются на заказ и, как правило, не бывает двух одинаковых. Будут определенные сходства, которые узнаваемы, но у каждого будут отдельные детали, которые представляют жизнь человека, который его носит.

Religion in Yakutsk

All religions except atheism, which was the state religion, was officially banned until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a revival of religious organizations and their adherents. Today, about 35-45% of the population of the Sakha Republic identify themselves as Orthodox Christians.

Indigenous peoples, in particular the Yakuts, Evenks, the two largest indigenous peoples of the Republic of Sakha, have traditionally practiced Tengrianism – shamanism – for centuries. In the second half of the 19th century, Bishop Innokenty Veniaminov introduced the Orthodox faith among the beliefs of the Yakut people. Those who practice shamanistic traditions do not consider shamanic and Christian rituals to be mutually exclusive. Many Yakuts believe that they have dual faith.

Although Orthodoxy and shamanism are the two religions with the largest number of adherents in Yakutsk, at the same time there are smaller religious communities in Yakutsk.

In addition to several Orthodox cathedrals, Yakutsk has a Catholic church, Protestant churches, a Buddhist temple and an Islamic mosque. Although there is a fairly large Jewish diaspora in Yakutsk, there is currently no Jewish synagogue.

Yakutian Cuisine

The cuisine that one finds today in Yakutsk and the Sakha Republic draws on the several distinct indigenous nations that make up the population of Yakutia as well as the ethnic Russians and Jewish peoples that settled in the Sakha Republic.  The diaspora from a number of Eastern Asian countries have also brought their own culinary influences.  

As with all ethnic cuisines, the Yakutian cuisine makes use of locally raised produce, livestock, and the abundant fish and game found in the territory. The Yakut people have been traditionally horse herders.   Horse milk and meat have a significant place in Yakutian cuisine.   The Evenk people have been traditionally reindeer herders, and reindeer meat is also quite common.

Yakutian cuisine is not typically heavily seasoned with spices.  Salt and black pepper are common.  Fresh dill and parsley which are grown locally both commercially and in many  gardens, are also used extensively.  Cilantro and celery can be grown locally, but are not as common.

It is impossible to cover all aspects of Yakutian cuisine here, but this will provide an overview:

Fish

The Sakha Republic has many lakes and rivers.  Because of the low population density and the relatively low industrialization of the republic, most of these fresh water bodies are ecologically clean.

Many people, when asked what they think of when they think of Yakutian food will immediately mention the fish.  Fish is clearly a major part of what makes Yakutian cuisine Yakutian.

Some of the variety of locally produced smoked fish available in the market in Yakutsk

Stroginina is a fish dish prepared by slicing thin strips off the frozen fish.  Yakutians make special Yakutian knives which are perfect for this task.  The fish is eaten frozen raw, usually with salt and pepper.  Vodka is considered de regueur as an accompaniment since only dogs could eat stroginina without vodka.

Indigirka is similar in that it is frozen, raw fish.  But it is cut into cubes and is prepared as a salad.

Some of the amazing variety of fresh fish to be found in Yakutsk

During the winter time, freshly caught fish can be immediately and quickly “flash frozen” right on the ice.

Fish that is caught in the summer is often smoked to preserve it.  

Some of the popular fish varieties that are found in Yakutsk include:

  • Taimen
  • Chir (Broad Whitefish)
  • Nelma
  • Omul
  • Crucian carp
Stoginina is prepared by slicing thin strips off the frozen fish.

Yakutian fish pie is a delicious way to enjoy the local fish.  Every Yakutian housewife has her own recipe, but most have rice in addition to fish.  Onions and cabbage are also pretty common ingredients for the filling.

Yakutian fish pie is a delicious way to enjoy fish.

Fish

The Sakha Republic has many lakes and rivers.  Because of the low population density and the relatively low industrialization of the republic, most of these fresh water bodies are ecologically clean.

Many people, when asked what they think of when they think of Yakutian food will immediately mention the fish.  Fish is clearly a major part of what makes Yakutian cuisine Yakutian.

Some of the amazing variety of fresh fish to be found in Yakutsk

During the winter time, freshly caught fish can be immediately and quickly “flash frozen” right on the ice.

Fish that is caught in the summer is often smoked to preserve it.  

Some of the popular fish varieties that are found in Yakutsk include:

  • Taimen
  • Chir (Broad Whitefish)
  • Nelma
  • Omul
  • Crucian carp
Some of the variety of locally produced smoked fish available in the market in Yakutsk

Stroginina is a fish dish prepared by slicing thin strips off the frozen fish.  Yakutians make special Yakutian knives which are perfect for this task.  The fish is eaten frozen raw, usually with salt and pepper.  Vodka is considered de regueur as an accompaniment since only dogs could eat stroginina without vodka.

Indigirka is similar in that it is frozen, raw fish.  But it is cut into cubes and is prepared as a salad.

Stoginina is prepared by slicing thin strips off the frozen fish.

Yakutian fish pie is a delicious way to enjoy the local fish.  Every Yakutian housewife has her own recipe, but most have rice in addition to fish.  Onions and cabbage are also pretty common ingredients for the filling.

Yakutian fish pie is a delicious way to enjoy fish.

Local farmers do raise cattle, and pigs for meat.  Most of the cattle are primarily dairy cattle, but the steers and veal calves are butchered for meat.

Chickens are also raised both for eggs as well as for meat.

The local production of beef, pork, and chicken is not sufficient to satisfy the local demand, so a lot of meat is brought in from other regions of Russia.

Although there are not any significant numbers of reindeer in the immediate areas around Yakutsk, reindeer herding is very common in other parts of the Sakha Republic.  Reindeer meat, olenina, is readily available in Yakutsk, both from wild reindeer as well as domesticated reindeer.  The taste of olenina, as with all venison, is highly dependent on what the animal has been eating.  Domesticated reindeer have a milder and more consistent flavor because of the more consistent diet, but wild reindeer is also quite delicious.

Khaan, or blood sausage, is a very popular Yakutian dish, especially for holidays and festive occasions.  It is made from horse or beef intestines and filled with blood and milk.

Khaan or blood sausage

Meat

Jhiribyatina, or young horse meat, is quite popular in the Sakha Republic.  It is enjoyed cooked, but it is also enjoyed as raw, frozen strips – basically horse straginina.

Yakutians value the fattiest pieces.  Young horse fat is high in Omega 3, and is considered to be a healthy fat.

Raw frozen horse meat

Many Yakutians love to hunt, and there is an abundance of game animals in the Sakha Republic.  

Moose, Siberian sheep, arctic hare, goose, duck are some of the more common game animals that one might find on the table.  That being said, in Yakutsk today, such game animals are becoming less commonly consumed.

Dairy products

Dairy products are a significant part of the Yakutian diet.  Most of the dairy products consumed in the Sakha Republic today are from cow’s milk, but certain specialty products are from mare’s milk.

A wide variety of dairy products are produced in the Sakha Republic, many of which are common throughout Russia and in many parts of the world.  Milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, kefir, fresh cream, sour cream, and ice cream are all popular.  But there are also some dairy products that are common in the Sakha Republic, but virtually unknown in most of the rest of the world.

Куэрчех

Kumis is a drink from fermented mare’s milk and is often part of festive or ceremonial occasions in the Sakha republic.  The alcohol content can vary from less than 1% up to 5% depending on how long it has been allowed to ferment.

Byyrpakh is a similar drink from cow’s milk.

Kyerchekh is a favorite in Yakutian families.  It combines fresh berries, usually gathered locally, with whipped cream.

Meat

Jhiribyatina, or young horse meat, is quite popular in the Sakha Republic.  It is enjoyed cooked, but it is also enjoyed as raw, frozen strips – basically horse straginina.

Yakutians value the fattiest pieces.  Young horse fat is high in Omega 3, and is considered to be a healthy fat.

Raw frozen horse meat

Local farmers do raise cattle, and pigs for meat.  Most of the cattle are primarily dairy cattle, but the steers and veal calves are butchered for meat.

Chickens are also raised both for eggs as well as for meat.

The local production of beef, pork, and chicken is not sufficient to satisfy the local demand, so a lot of meat is brought in from other regions of Russia.

Although there are not any significant numbers of reindeer in the immediate areas around Yakutsk, reindeer herding is very common in other parts of the Sakha Republic.  Reindeer meat, olenina, is readily available in Yakutsk, both from wild reindeer as well as domesticated reindeer.  The taste of olenina, as with all venison, is highly dependent on what the animal has been eating.  Domesticated reindeer have a milder and more consistent flavor because of the more consistent diet, but wild reindeer is also quite delicious.

Many Yakutians love to hunt, and there is an abundance of game animals in the Sakha Republic.  

Moose, Siberian sheep, arctic hare, goose, duck are some of the more common game animals that one might find on the table.  That being said, in Yakutsk today, such game animals are becoming less commonly consumed.

Khaan, or blood sausage, is a very popular Yakutian dish, especially for holidays and festive occasions.  It is made from horse or beef intestines and filled with blood and milk.

Khaan or blood sausage

Dairy products

Dairy products are a significant part of the Yakutian diet.  Most of the dairy products consumed in the Sakha Republic today are from cow’s milk, but certain specialty products are from mare’s milk.

A wide variety of dairy products are produced in the Sakha Republic, many of which are common throughout Russia and in many parts of the world.  Milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, kefir, fresh cream, sour cream, and ice cream are all popular.  But there are also some dairy products that are common in the Sakha Republic, but virtually unknown in most of the rest of the world.

Kumis is a drink from fermented mare’s milk and is often part of festive or ceremonial occasions in the Sakha republic.  The alcohol content can vary from less than 1% up to 5% depending on how long it has been allowed to ferment.

Byyrpakh is a similar drink from cow’s milk.

Kyerchekh is a favorite in Yakutian families.  It combines fresh berries, usually gathered locally, with whipped cream.

Куэрчех
Yakutian lepyeshka

However, Yakutian cuisine has its own unique character which shows up in its products.  One of these is the Yakutian lepyeshka.

Yakutian oladi look similar to pancakes – and there are some similarities, but the taste and texture is different.  Every Yakutian housewife has her own recipe and interpretation.

pelmeni

Pelmeni are loved all over Russia, and similar kinds of  “dumplings” can be found in many countries.  That being said, the pelmeni that you can get in Yakutsk is different from other places.  Taste the difference just once and you will understand.

rasstegai

Rasstegai are also made in different parts of Russia, and the filling can vary.  However, in Yakutsk, these are most often made with a fish filling using one of the local fish.

Food made with flour

Since human civilization began, people have been making all manner of interesting dishes from flour and water.  In Yakutsk, there is all varieties of breads and baked goods that one could find anywhere in Russia

Oladi can be eaten alone, but often will be served with fruit jam or preserves or with fresh sour cream.

pirozhki

Similarly, pirozhkis are enjoyed everywhere in Russia.  It is typical Russian fast food.  But certainly Yakutians have made the pirozhki their own.

Food made with flour

Yakutian lepyeshka

Since human civilization began, people have been making all manner of interesting dishes from flour and water.  In Yakutsk, there is all varieties of breads and baked goods that one could find anywhere in Russia

However, Yakutian cuisine has its own unique character which shows up in its cereal products.  One of these is the Yakutian lepyeshka.

Yakutian oladi look similar to pancakes – and there are some similarities, but the taste and texture is different.  Every Yakutian housewife has her own recipe and interpretation.

Oladi can be eaten alone, but often will be served with fruit jam or preserves or with fresh sour cream.

pelmeni

Pelmeni are loved all over Russia, and similar kinds of  “dumplings” can be found in many countries.  That being said, the pelmeni that you can get in Yakutsk is different from other places.  Taste the difference just once and you will understand.

Similarly, pirozhkis are enjoyed everywhere in Russia.  It is typical Russian fast food.  But certainly Yakutians have made the pirozhki their own.

pirozhki

Rasstegai are also made in different parts of Russia, and the filling can vary.  However, in Yakutsk, these are most often made with a fish filling using one of the local fish.

rasstegai

Locally grown produce

The Sakha Republic has a very short growing season which limits the local production of fruits and vegetables to those which can grow and mature quickly.  Some of the local produce is shown in the carosel below.

Theaters

The theater is something special for Bed & Breakfast Bravo! Our location is very close to the ballet and opera house and we chose the interior design with this theme in mind.

There are many theaters in Yakutsk, some with regular programs, others with performances from time to time. In any case, our administrators are always ready to help our guests to purchase tickets for any performance.

The Sakha Ballet and Opera House also boasts an outstanding opera company with opera stars that have achieved international recognition.

The Sakha Ballet and Opera Theater is within walking distance of Bed & Breakfast Bravo! It has served as the inspiration for our theme in our B and B.

 

There is a very respected ballet school next to the theater, which is certainly one of the reasons why the ballet performances at the Sakha Ballet and Opera Theater are world-class.

The Sakha Ballet and Opera Theater is within walking distance of Bed & Breakfast Bravo! It has served as the inspiration for our theme in our B and B.

 

The Sakha Ballet and Opera House also boasts an outstanding opera company with opera stars that have achieved international recognition.

There is a very respected ballet school next to the theater, which is certainly one of the reasons why the ballet performances at the Sakha Ballet and Opera Theater are world-class.

Yakut culture is very rich, and a number of plays and even operas have been created on the basis of Yakut folklore. Yakut culture also has a unique musical history and national musical instruments. These performances are usually staged at the Sakha Theatre.

Many plays and operas are performed in the Yakut language. Russian translation is provided.

Yakut culture is very rich, and a number of plays and even operas have been created on the basis of Yakut folklore. Yakut culture also has a unique musical history and national musical instruments. These performances are usually staged at the Sakha Theatre.

Many plays and operas are performed in the Yakut language. Russian translation is provided.

It may not be as famous as other theaters in the world, but the Russian Drama Theater in Yakutsk puts on wonderful performances. Ticket prices are quite reasonable and a pleasant evening with an excellent performance can be guaranteed.

The Russian Drama Theater regularly puts on performances. It has a fairly large repertoire, among which there are both old favorites and completely new ones. In some cases, the plays are written by local playwrights.

It may not be as famous as other theaters in the world, but the Russian Drama Theater in Yakutsk puts on wonderful performances. Ticket prices are quite reasonable and a pleasant evening with an excellent performance can be guaranteed.

The Russian Drama Theater regularly puts on performances. It has a fairly large repertoire, among which there are both old favorites and completely new ones. In some cases, the plays are written by local playwrights.

The Sakha Diamond Circus claims to be the northernmost circus in the world, and this fact is not disputed.

The Sakha Circus is not only a circus, but also a circus school. Many circus performers trained at the Sakha Circus go on to professional careers in other circuses around the world.

The Sakha Diamond Circus claims to be the northernmost circus in the world, and this fact is not disputed.

The Sakha Circus is not only a circus, but also a circus school. Many circus performers trained at the Sakha Circus go on to professional careers in other circuses around the world.

Museums

There are several museums in Yakutsk. Some of these museums are unique and offer collections unlike any other in the world.

The Northeastern Federal University has a museum that is open to visitors by appointment. The museum is best known for its display of mammoths, but it’s actually a natural history museum that houses the remains of a number of species that once roamed the Sakha Republic.


Well-preserved mammoths have been found in the ice and permafrost, some of which have yielded preserved genetic material. University scientists, along with colleagues from other universities, hope to someday return mammoths and recreate their habitat.

The museum also includes a collection of archaeological objects that provide insight into the indigenous peoples of the Sakha Republic. Various cultural artifacts are on display.

The Northeastern Federal University has a museum that is open to visitors by appointment. The museum is best known for its display of mammoths, but it’s actually a natural history museum that houses the remains of a number of species that once roamed the Sakha Republic.

Well-preserved mammoths have been found in the ice and permafrost, some of which have yielded preserved genetic material. University scientists, along with colleagues from other universities, hope to someday return mammoths and recreate their habitat.

The museum also includes a collection of archaeological objects that provide insight into the indigenous peoples of the Sakha Republic. Various cultural artifacts are on display.

The Khomus, which is also called a jaw harp or Jew’s harp, is a folk musical instrument with a long history. There are variants from all over the world.

The  Khomus is the national symbol of the Yakut people, and many Yakut people have learned to play it.

The Khomus Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. It contains a large collection of instruments from all over the world. The exhibition features both modern and ancient instruments.

The Khomus Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. It contains a large collection of instruments from all over the world. The exhibition features both modern and ancient instruments.

The Khomus, which is also called a jaw harp or Jew’s harp, is a folk musical instrument with a long history. There are variants from all over the world.

The  Khomus is the national symbol of the Yakut people, and many Yakut people have learned to play it.

In the Yakutsk Treasury Museum, precious metals, precious stones and mammoth tusk have been turned into beautiful works of art. These are the natural treasures of Yakutia, but processed by local craftsmen into jewelry and other art objects.

In the Yakutsk Treasury Museum, precious metals, precious stones and mammoth tusk have been turned into beautiful works of art. These are the natural treasures of Yakutia, but processed by local craftsmen into jewelry and other art objects.

Russian Academy of Science Museums

The Russian Academy of Sciences is located in the building next to Bed & Breakfast Bravo! The Russian Academy of Sciences has two museums that are open to the public by appointment.

Yakutsk has been an important center for various scientific disciplines for many years, and the importance of the contribution of the scientific community to the development of the city of Yakutsk cannot be denied. Documenting the history of the Yakut scientific community and preserving important historical documents is the role of the archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This museum is located on the second floor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The Geological Museum is located on the ground floor of the building of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It has a collection of rocks and minerals from all over the Sakha Republic, as well as maps and information about where they are in the Republic. This is a particularly important and valuable collection for those involved in the discovery and exploitation of the mineral resources of Yakutia.

The Russian Academy of Sciences is located in the building next to Bed & Breakfast Bravo! The Russian Academy of Sciences has two museums that are open to the public by appointment.

The Geological Museum is located on the ground floor of the building of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It has a collection of rocks and minerals from all over the Sakha Republic, as well as maps and information about where they are in the Republic. This is a particularly important and valuable collection for those involved in the discovery and exploitation of the mineral resources of Yakutia.

Yakutsk has been an important center for various scientific disciplines for many years, and the importance of the contribution of the scientific community to the development of the city of Yakutsk cannot be denied. Documenting the history of the Yakut scientific community and preserving important historical documents is the role of the archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This museum is located on the second floor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The Yakut Museum preserves the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of the north.

The Permafrost Institute allows visitors to take a tour of the museum by appointment. The highlight of the tour is the descent underground, where the ground is actually frozen. The Institute is a real, functioning research center, and climate scientists study how the layers of permafrost have  changed and are changing.

The Permafrost Institute allows visitors to take a tour of the museum by appointment. The highlight of the tour is the descent underground, where the ground is actually frozen. The Institute is a real, functioning research center, and climate scientists study how the layers of permafrost have  changed and are changing.

National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

The National Art Museum houses the largest art collection in the north-east of Siberia, located in Yakutsk. The museum fund contains works by foreign, Russian masters of the 16th-20th centuries, a wide panorama of the art of Yakutia in the 18th-early 21st centuries.

This is a peak inside of one of the galleries in the National Art Museum
Национальном художественном музее Республики Саха
Национальном художественном музее Республики Саха

The National Art Museum houses the largest art collection in the north-east of Siberia, located in Yakutsk. The museum fund contains works by foreign, Russian masters of the 16th-20th centuries, a wide panorama of the art of Yakutia in the 18th-early 21st centuries.

This is a peak inside of one of the galleries in the National Art Museum

Museum of European Art

The Museum of European Art is located in one of the historical monuments in the city center and is a private collection of M.F. Gabyshev, transferred to the state. The collection does not contain any truly famous pieces, but some of the Flemish artists whose work is featured here have received wide recognition.

Historical Park “Russia – My History” is the newest museum in Yakutsk. This is an interactive museum in which all the exhibits are mostly virtual. The museum is connected with similar museums in other cities.

Historical Park “Russia – My History” is the newest museum in Yakutsk. This is an interactive museum in which all the exhibits are mostly virtual. The museum is connected with similar museums in other cities.

The Yakut State Literary Museum named after P. A. Oyunsky is within walking distance from the Bed & Breakfast Bravo! Among museum materials and exhibits, it contains a collection dedicated to the period of the Gulag and repressions.

The Yakut State Literary Museum named after P. A. Oyunsky is within walking distance from the Bed & Breakfast Bravo! Among museum materials and exhibits, it contains a collection dedicated to the period of the Gulag and repressions.

Интерьер литературного музея

National Library of the Sakha Republic

The National Library in Yakutsk is not only the largest library in Yakutsk, but also an archive of historical documents of the republic. The library also has a very nice meeting room where groups and organizations can hold important meetings.

Yakutsk during the Great Patriotic War

The Republic of Sakha suffered greatly during the Great Patriotic War. Many men were mobilized and sent to the front. Many did not return. The remaining civilian population suffered from hunger and poor conditions. Every family has a story about at least one family member who was lost during the war.

Yakutsk played an important role during the Great Patriotic War. As part of the lend-lease program between the USSR and the United States, the Allies delivered more than 8,000 American fighters and bombers to the Soviet Union.  American combat aircraft were ferried from Fairbanks, Alaska to the front lines with intermediate stops. One of the most important such stops was the airport in Yakutsk.

Today it is in rather poor condition, but the original barracks, where the American and Russian ferry pilots rested, has survived to this day.

The Yakut soldiers distinguished themselves. Since many were civilian hunters, many Yakutians became snipers. While the German soldiers were freezing, the Yakut soldiers were in their element.

Various aircraft were delivered to Russia under the Lend-Lease program. Russia received medium bombers and fighters from the United States, one of the most important of which was the Bell P-39 Airacobra. A monument with a copy of the great P-39 welcomes arriving passengers at the Yakutsk airport as soon as you turn onto the main road into the city.

Today it is in rather poor condition, but the original barracks, where the American and Russian ferry pilots rested, has survived to this day.

The Republic of Sakha suffered greatly during the Great Patriotic War. Many men were mobilized and sent to the front. Many did not return. The remaining civilian population suffered from hunger and poor conditions. Every family has a story about at least one family member who was lost during the war.

The Yakut soldiers distinguished themselves. Since many were civilian hunters, many Yakutians became snipers. While the German soldiers were freezing, the Yakut soldiers were in their element.

Yakutsk played an important role during the Great Patriotic War. As part of the lend-lease program between the USSR and the United States, the Allies delivered more than 8,000 American fighters and bombers to the Soviet Union.  American combat aircraft were ferried from Fairbanks, Alaska to the front lines with intermediate stops. One of the most important such stops was the airport in Yakutsk.

Various aircraft were delivered to Russia under the Lend-Lease program. Russia received medium bombers and fighters from the United States, one of the most important of which was the Bell P-39 Airacobra. A monument with a copy of the great P-39 welcomes arriving passengers at the Yakutsk airport as soon as you turn onto the main road into the city.

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