Folk Box: The Yakuts

Each week Olga Shapovalova offers to folk music lovers a multicoloured display of customs and traditions, legends and tales, melodies and rythms of Russia.

Each week Olga Shapovalova offers to folk music lovers a multicoloured display of customs and traditions, legends and tales, melodies and rythms of Russia.

Today we are setting off to Siberia, the republic of Sakha to visit quite a remarkable people, the Yakuts. There are just 450 thousand of them on our planet. The Yakuts are a mysterious people. Many thousands years ago for some unknown reason this folk moved to Siberia from the Southern steppe-lands near the Aral Sea. They completely preserved all the customs and peculiarities of the language.

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