To Fans of the Cold

On December 9th, in one of the main squares of Yakutsk, the ceremony of transferring the Symbol of Cold to Ded Moroz is held. This event opens the All-Russian action “Winter starts from Yakutia,” From this day and further begins the journey of this symbol through Russia together with Ded Moroz. Wherever Ded Moroz arrives, he will bring a small part of the real Yakut winter.   On the following day, in the tourist complex “Kingdom of the Permafrost”,  Ded Moroz opened his permanent residence. Now, any visitor can sit on the his Throne and also leave him a message in a special mailbox.  ©YakutiaTravel.com

Photo by A. Mekheda

SAKHALIFE.RU Recently to the capital of the Republic, Yakutsk from Ust Yana region were delivered the remains of a mammoth discovered last year in the paleontological reserve “Janskiy mammoths” by members of the “Yukagir” clan.                                                                                                                                                                 The approximate age of the new finding is of 3-4 years. Scientists gave it the name Yuka. In particular entirely well preserved trunk, four legs, trunk and scalp. Currently the filming crew of BBC is working and say will prepare another sensational film about Yakutian mammoths. According to them, if everything goes well, the film will be aired next month.

In the second half of February 2012 the Academy of Sciences of Sakha (Yakutia) with the participation of leading Russian and foreign scientists are planning to conduct a comprehensive research of mammoth YUKA.

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