When God flew over Yakutia as he inspected the world he had created, so the legend goes, it was so perishingly cold that he dropped all his treasure from his frozen palms, scattering this Siberian region with untold riches of diamonds and gold.
Yet its wealth goes far beyond the breathtaking mineral resources of this mighty permafrost region, as tourists from around the world, as well as the rest of Russia, are now beginning to discover.
The capital Yakutsk maybe the coldest city in the world, and this awesome republic, the largest in the Russian Federation, may straddle the Arctic Circle, yet there is a warm welcome indeed from the hospitable locals for those who take the trouble to venture off the beaten track and come in search of the myriad travel opportunities offered here…
To read more visit The Siberian Times.
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