The firefighters of Yakutia. @Felix_Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes

Jul 30, 01:20 AM
Photo:  Yakut elder, early 20th century.

The Yakuts, or the Sakha (Yakut: саха, sakha; plural: сахалар, sakhalar), are a Turkic ethnic group who mainly live in the Republic of Sakha in the Russian Federation, with some extending to the Amur, Magadan, Sakhalin regions, and the Taymyr and Evenk Districts of the Krasnoyarsk region. The Yakut language belongs to the Siberian branch of the Turkic languages. The Russian word yakut was taken from Evenk yokō. The Yakuts call themselves Sakha, or Urangai Sakha in some old chronicles. [Note proximity to the island Sakhalin. —ed.]
            The ancestors of Yakuts were Kurykans who migrated from Yenisey river to Lake Baikal and were subject to a certain Mongolian admixture prior to migration in the 7th century. The Yakuts originally lived around Olkhon and the region of Lake Baikal. Beginning in the 13th century they migrated to the basins of the Middle Lena, the Aldan and Vilyuy rivers under the pressure of the rising Mongols. The northern Yakuts were largely hunters, fishermen and reindeer herders, while the southern Yakuts raised cattle and horses


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The firefighters of Yakutia. @Felix_Light @CBSNews @MoscowTimes

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/29/we-need-more-people-exhausted-firefighters-battle-siberia-blazes-a74643

"Wildfires on permafrost are ravaging Yakutia - or the Sakha Republic, the largest and coldest entity of the Russian Federation. The scale is mesmerising. 
       There are some separate 300 fires, now covering 12,140 square kilometres - but only around half of these are being tackled, because they pose a threat to people. 
        The rest are burning unchecked, with some of the world’s most remote wilderness destroyed by uncontrolled fires. 
        The savage summer fire season has seen major outbreaks around the Road of Bones, an arterial highway built by victims of repression in the Soviet era between Yakutsk - the regional capital and coldest city in the world - and the port of Magadan."  Siberian Times
http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/permafrost-is-ablaze-with-hundreds-of-wildfires-in-worlds-coldest-region/