Yakutsk was founded as the fort in 1632 by Pyotr Beketev, the leader of the Yenisei Cossacks. It was located on the right bank of the Lena River and officially called “Lensky Ostrog”.  It was the first fortress on the territory of Yakutia. In 1642 the bank was flooded after the overflowing of Lena and the settlement needed some another place to be founded.

Nowadays The “Druzba” Lensky Historic-Architectural Museum and Reserve is situated on the original location of the future Yakutsk (for more detailed information about this museum, follow the link http://www.yakutiatravel.com/ethnotours/druzba-lensky-historic-architectural-museum-and-reserve.html ).

In 1643 “Lensky Ostrog” was moved to valley Tuymaada on the left bank of the Lena River. The fort became a town and was renamed as Yakutsk. The new settlement immediately took the rank of the economical center of the huge area.

Yakutsk was founded as the fort in 1632 by Pyotr Beketev, the leader of the Yenisei Cossacks. It was located on the right bank of the Lena River and officially called “Lensky Ostrog”.  It was the first fortress on the territory of Yakutia. In 1642 the bank was flooded after the overflowing of Lena and the settlement needed some another place to be founded.

Nowadays The “Druzba” Lensky Historic-Architectural Museum and Reserve is situated on the original location of the future Yakutsk (for more detailed information about this museum, follow the link http://www.yakutiatravel.com/ethnotours/druzba-lensky-historic-architectural-museum-and-reserve.html ).

In 1643 “Lensky Ostrog” was moved to valley Tuymaada on the left bank of the Lena River. The fort became a town and was renamed as Yakutsk. The new settlement immediately took the rank of the economical center of the huge area.

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the largest administrative and territorial subdivision in the world and accordingly, the largest part of the Russian Federation. It occupies one-fifth of the territory of Russia. It is such a large area that there could be located seven European countries: Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Finland, Greece and Sweden. 

The Republic of Sakha is not only the biggest but also the coldest land. Over 40% of its territory is beyond the Arctic Circle. It's the country of contrasts. In the conditions of sharp continental climate the range of air temperature changes is more that 100 degrees by Celsius. In winter the temperature drops to - 40 - 50 degrees by Celsius. 

Yakutia is called 'the treasury' of Russia. According to one ancient Siberian legend, God once was flying over Yakutia with a bag of 'earth treasures'. Because of the extreme cold he had frozen his hands, and he spilled all the wealth in this country. Yakutia, indeed, is one of the richest regions in the world in terms of natural resources. 

Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia guide


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