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A city of east-central Russia on the Lena River. It was founded as a fort in 1632.


(Russian jɪˈkutsk)
(Placename) a port in E Russia, capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), on the Lena River. Pop: 214 000 (2005 est)



the capital of the Yakut Autonomous Republic in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Lena River. 187,000.
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An international expedition to the Lyakhovsky Islands led by scientists from Russia's North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk has discovered six specimens of woolly mammoth fossils suitable for extracting DNA.
The first ever world championship on mass-wrestling took place on November 29-30 in Yakutsk (Russia) with the participation of more than 200 athletes from 35 countries.
The city of Yakutsk recently celebrated welding the first joint of pipe of Gazprom's Power of Siberia gas transmission pipeline in eastern Russia, which will transport gas from the Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production centers to the Far East and China.
But it could be worse - northern parts of the UK are set to shiver with temperatures lower than Yakutsk in Siberia, not really what you expect in summer.
This work was prepared as part of the multi-year integrated monitoring activities in the territory of the city of Yakutsk, launched in 1998.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Junior freestyle wrestling team won three gold, one silver and one bronze medals in the International Dimitryev Freestyle Cup in Yakutsk , the capital of Russian Yakutia.
Semyon Grigoriev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk, said: "It is the best preserved adult mammoth trunk ever found.
Semyon Grigoriev, head of the Museum of Mammoths at Yakutsk, Siberia, said: "It is the first time we managed to obtain mammoth blood.
The two entities are to collaborate on the construction of a combined heat and power plant (CHPP) in Sovetskaya Gavan, the first phase of the second Sakhalin State District Power Plant (GRES), the first phase of the Yakutsk GRES-2 and the second phase of the Blagoveshchensk CHPP.
Vladivostok, Ramadan 14, 1433, Aug 2, 2012, SPA -- Forest fires have raged in Yakutsk on the area of 2,300 hectares, the Emergency Main Directorate for the Republic of Sakha reported on Thursday.
A 500-mile railway line stemming from the existing Trans-Siberian line to Yakutsk - costing 900 million pounds and due for completion in 2013 - is part of Kremlin plans to extend rail lines 2,360 miles to the north-eastern tip of Siberia by 2030.