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.

Read more about Yakutia: The distant latitudes of childhood

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

More exciting stories and videos on Russia Beyond's Facebook page

This website uses cookies. Click here to find out more.

Accept cookies