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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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Within ten days, the city of Yakutsk will host events aimed at drawing public attention to the problems of education for children with disabilities, and promoting a positive attitude.
Yakutsk, a Russian city in east Siberia, is often reported as the coldest place in the world due to its freezing winter months.
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The infamous Oymyakon, known as the coldest village the world, is located in Yakutsk.
In a relevant development in early October, Iranian freestyle wrestler Kamran Qassempour in an acceptable performance at the Dmitry Korkin 2017 in the Russian city of Yakutsk could bring home a bronze medal.
Yakutia Airlines, based in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia, operates domestic passenger services in Russia and within the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as charters to destinations in Europe from its hubs at Yakutsk Airport and Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
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.
This work was prepared as part of the multi-year integrated monitoring activities in the territory of the city of Yakutsk, launched in 1998.
Andrey singled out the Siberian city of Yakutsk (pop: 270,000) in the eastern Republic of Sakha as extreme, even by Siberian standards.
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.
The object had suddenly burst onto flight monitors over the remote Russian diamond capital of Yakutsk, and it was shown flying at a speed of slightly over 6000 mph, and rapidly changing direction.