Soon the first full-fledged dictionary will be published that unites the notions of Yakutia, from the Paleolithic era to the 21st century - the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yakutia.
The experience of the regional academies of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, and Chechnya has shown that regional encyclopedic publications are not only a universal source of knowledge, but also allow us to systematize scientific knowledge, to understand what role our native region plays in the history of the country's development. Creating encyclopedia, in a sense, is the stage of the cultural and scientific development of the region and its society.
For example, the encyclopedia of the Republic of Tatarstan includes about 14,000 personalities who have contributed to education, culture, the development of natural, humanitarian, technical sciences, including cosmonautics of the Soviet Union.
The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Yakutia includes data on historical processes, geography, personalities, environmental problems of the Sakha Republic, as well as new problems, for example, climate change.
A team of 44 researchers from 13 institutes of Ammosov NEFU, Yaroslavsky Museum of History and Culture of the Peoples of the North, the National Archives and the Library, worked on it since 2013, has prepared for this time 5867 articles on 33 directions of knowledge, including 1700 articles on personalities that made a significant contribution to the history of development of Yakutia and the Russian state. This large, fundamental, and at the same time applied scientific work is organized by the department of compiling an encyclopedic dictionary of the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia.
The issue of the dictionary, according to the head of the department, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia Anatoly Gogolev, foreshadows the appearance of the multi-volume encyclopedia of Yakutia, as well as its electronic version by 2022 - to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
1350-page Encyclopedia of Yakutia will be released later this year and will be sent to educational institutions, libraries throughout the republic, as well as representatives of the public.