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Yakut artists make a hit in St. Petersburg

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Classics, national music and khomus harmoniously united in a concert of masters of arts of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) "I love you, Peter's creation!" devoted to the 385th anniversary of the entry of Yakutia into the Russian state, which take place in St. Petersburg December 6 - 11.
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The best masters of fish whittling have participated in the competition "Stroganina 2017"

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On Sunday the “stroganina” feast (yakut traditional dish) was the closing event of the large-scale All-Russian festival “Zima nachinayetsya s Yakutii” ("The Winter Begins with Yakutia") which was taking place from December 1 to December 3 in Yakutsk.

The feast taking place at the sports training center "Triumph"  attracted some of the best masters of fish whittling, masters of the national crafts, citizens and guests of the capital who have arrived from various regions of the country and from abroad.

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The Festival “Zima Nachinayetsya S Yakutii” Enters the Top-5 Best Winter Events of Russia

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According to the research of Turstat, the winter festival in Yakutia enters the top five of popular winter festivals of Russia.

"Zima Nachinayetsya S Yakutii" (“Winter Begins from Yakutia”) festival takes place from 1 to 3 December in Yakutsk.

The winter festival includes gastronomic festival "Vkus Yakutii" (“Taste of Yakutia”), ignition of a New Year tree, congratulation of Ded Moroz (“Grandfather Frost") from Velikiy Ustyug, “Stroganina”, “Sdelano v Yakutii” (“Made in Yakuta”) fair ,  trade fair of national crafts "Serebryanaya cheshuya " (“Silver scale”), hand-made "Zimnyaya Fantaziya" (“Winter Fantasy”) fair, photo exhibition "Khrustalnye Melodii Oymyakonya" (“Crystal melodies of Oymyakon”), photo contest "Seson Udachi” (“Season of luck”),  trade fair of agricultural products "Zhivoye Serebro" (“Live Silver”), competition "Snegovik-2017" (“Snowman-2017”) and other events.

Last year the winter festival in Yakutia was attended by more than five thousand people.
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Yakutia Will Present Northern Fish, Throat Singing and Investment Projects at the Far East Days

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The Days of the Far East will take place in Moscow from 8 to 16 December.

Yakutia will present northern kitchen, culture and investment potential of the region at the days of the Far East in Moscow which will take place on December 8-16. "Yakutia will present souvenir products made of mammoth bone, horsehair and porcelain at the Far East fair. Residents of Moscow will be able to buy northern fish at the fair’s fish market - chir, frozen and smoked omul, berry products, venison and foal meat", - the interviewee from the agency has told.

According to him, an entertainment program is planned.

"Our actors will present the culture of the people of Yakutia, including tojuk (throat singing), khomus (jew’s harp music)", - Vasilyev has explained.

Besides, as a part of a business program presentation of strategy of development for the region till 2030, as well as presentations of a transport complex and investment projects will take place, the interviewee from the agency has added.  “It is very important for investors to understand the level of transport infrastructure and freights delivery are", - he has explained.

On December 15 to 17 another event called the Days of the Sakha Republic will take place in Moscow and St. Petersburg which are dedicated for the 385 anniversary of the republic’s entry into the structure of the Russian state.
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Sixteen girls have passed the casting of “Miss Respublika Sakha (Yakutia)” beauty pageant

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On November 26 in the assembly hall of the Arctic state institute of arts and cultures the casting of the National beauty pageant "Miss Respublika Sakha (Yakutia)" took place.

"Miss Respublika Sakha (Yakutia)" is the only beauty pageant in the republic which has exclusive rights on representation of participants on the competition "Miss Russia".

About 40 beautiful girls came to casting, 16 of which were selected by the organizing committee to participate in the contest.
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A Movie By A Resident Of Yakutia Has Won A Golden Unicorn Award

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Director Maxim Arbugaev has become a winner of the Golden Unicorn Award in London.

The news was announced by the Yakut International Film Festival on Facebook. The awards ceremony took place on November 25. Winners received unicorn shaped statuettes made of Bohemian glass with golden inlay.

Arbugaev’s documentary film "Kayury" has been recognized the best in the "The Best Ecology Student Film" category.
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The international contest of ice sculptures “Brillianty Yakutii” has started

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The international competition "Brillianty Yakutii" takes place as a part the "Zima nachinayetsya s Yakutii" festival. This year 25 teams from different countries and regions of Russia will compete for leadership in production of ice and snow sculptures. Participants include Mongolia, Netherlands, France, Belarus, China, Bashkortostan, Tyva, Chuvashia, St. Petersburg, Moscow region, Yakutsk and areas of the republic.

After the opening ceremony and drawing procedure, the teams have immediately started to get down to business. Within 5 days of the competition they must present to the judges ice and snow sculptures.

"My name is Rol Tiuen, me and my daughter have come from Holland. We are sculptors, and sometimes, when weather is cold enough we work with ice and snow, in Holland it rarely gets cold. It’s our first time visiting Yakutsk. Right from the ladder of the plane your cold weather and extensive open spaces amazed us. Comparing with Holland, it is very spacious here. We have never worked under such extreme conditions before, this morning we were told that temperature had fallen down to -40 degrees, but I think we will be okay".

"Me and my teammate are participating in your competition for the second time. Last year when I was here for the first time, I was mostly surprised by local people, who were very kind and responsive, and, of course, I was shocked by your cold weather. This year, despite being quite busy, I have arrived here once again to participate in the competition", – Li Shay from China says.

Results of the competition will be announced on December 2, sculptures of participants will please guests of the ice park "Северное сияние" throughout whole winter season.
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The Days of Olonkho Have Started in Yakutia

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The ten-day long events of Olonkho have started in Yakutia. Official opening took place on Saturday at the Sakha academic theater of P.A. Oyunsky.

The events will continue until December 9.  A round table following the results of the international festival of storytellers "Po zovu zemli Olonkho" and the IV Republican forum "Yakut Epos Olonkho as the Historical and Cultural Source" will take place. Residents of the republic will be able to take part in the evenings of Olonkho, presentations, exhibitions, meetings of "Olonkho v moyej jizni", the “Yalga Olonkholoohun” project in cultural and educational institutions, municipal units. Also performances, courses for master teachers on training in narrator’s art within as a part of "Olonkho v moyej jizni" and many other things will be held, it is reported on the website of the government.

Olonkho is the ancient epic art of the Sakha people recognized by UNESCO as one of the masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of mankind.
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A Conductor From Japan Will Perform With A Symphony Orchestra In Yakutsk

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A young Japanese conductor Utu Shimidze will come to Yakutsk for the second time at the end of November.

He will perform with the symphony orchestra “Symphonica ARTica” on November 29 at the concert hall of the Children's School of Arts No. 1. The concert will be held as a part of The Year of Japan in Russia, according to the Philharmonic of Yakutia’s website.

Utah Shimizu was born, grew up and studied in Tokyo - first at Toho Gakuen Music School, then at the Tokyo College of Music.

Shimizu also graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Rimsky-Korsakov, conducted the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater (Seaside Stage), the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Romanian Royal Chamber Orchestra and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.

"The program of the concert will feature music by composers as Rimsky-Korsakov, Kosaku Yamada, Yasushi Akutagawa" the concert's announcement states.
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