Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Winter is over, summer’s coming soon. But it seems that in some regions winter lasts practically forever. Like in Yakutia, Russia. Local summer is swift passing and not so bright. In winter the temperature can drop here to -60C (-76F).

Alexey Vasilyev is a photographer born in Yakutia, he is not afraid of cold but, on the contrary, finds inspiration in this utterly cold land and its people. Strong locals take this climate as it is and treat everything with gratitude.

Photographs of A. Vasilyev are rather popular, they have already been published by the Guardian, National Geographic, Nerional Geographic (Russia), Lenta.ru (Russia) etc.

Take a look at some of them to see how Yakutia lives and survives.

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

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Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth

 

 

8 thoughts on “Yakutia: Life in One of the Coldest Regions on Earth”

  1. What in God’s name kind of insanity would possess people to live in a place like this?
    Why don’t they all move to Florida and let their blood thaw out?

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  2. Já jsem si v 70.letech v rámci družby dopisoval přibližně rok s mladou dívkou – slečnou – právě z města Vorkuta. V dopise mi psala o sobě, svojí rodině ale i o městě kde bydlí a chodí na střední školu. Vorkuta v té době bylo asi 250 tis. město, byli tam především černouhelné doly (podobná oblast jako OKD), takže převážná část pracovala v dolech, dále tam byli nějaké menší provozy – hutě a ocelárny. Jaro, léto a podzim tam trvali spolu zhruba 4 až 5 měsíců, zima nastupovala konce října a v prosinci až březnu dosahoval teploty kolem minus 35 až 40 st.C. Běžně fungovala doprava, a služby, do školy se nechodilo až když teploty klesli pod minus 30. st.C. Několikrát mě zvala na návštěvu k nim, ale když jsem se podíval do mapy a zjistil že od Moskvy je to ještě více jak 1 700km vlakem nebo letecky, tak mi nebylo do smíchu. Posílala mi pohledy a blahopřání k různým jejich výročím, při stěhování se vše stratilo. Ale mám na ni dobré vzpomínky

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