Hi friends
My name is Ayaal Popov. I’m a 15 years old boy. I’m from Yakutia. I’m in 9th form, I go to the Grammar school. My hobby is to play football with my friends. I like to go to the cinema. In free time I go to the gym. I would like to go to Japan, it would be cool!


Yakutia, or Sakha Republic is a vast unexplored region of Siberia in the northeast of Russia. Territory of Yakutia is one fifth part of Russia
Yakutia is one of rare places on Earth, where spaces of wild nature - mountains, rivers, lakes, forests (taiga), northern steppes (tundra) were saved untouched by civilization. Centenary larches, millennial rocks (Lena Pillars, Kysylyakh), flora and fauna of ice-age (pleistocene), were saved here. Scientists consider the unique horses of Yakuts, which can easily stand fifty degrees frost and find forage from under snow by themselves, contemporary to mammoths. There are 1,850 species of higher plants in Yakutia, over a hundred of which are considered medicinal and used in official and traditional folk medicine
Lakes in Yakutia are so many that there is at least a lake per each habitant. There are a lot of big and rivers and small rivers, and major one is Lena river where Yakutsk city stands. It is the fourth in the world by length and the second largest in the world by river mouth area. Ice drift on Lena river is an unforgettable and majestic sight and one of the most meaningful annual events in the life of local habitants


There are 50 species of fishes from 18 families in river basins: lampreys, sturgeons, herrings, salmons, whitefish, graylings, carps and others
There are two natural reserves on territory of Yakutia, 4 national nature parks and over 100 resource reserves. The general area of especially protected natural territories is 64,6108.9 sq. km, or 21% of the territoriy of Yakutia.
Wild beasts and birds here can be observed in their natural environment. 64 species of mammals and 280 species of birds live in Yakutia, and many of them are rare or vanishing. Today there are 15 species of cranes in the world, six of which in Yakutia. These birds fly for thousands of kilometres to give birth to their posterity here in the north. Siberian white crane — sterkh - kytalyk — has long be thought by Sakha people to be a sacred bird. There is a popular belief that one who saw a white crane at least once will always be happy. One who saw white cranes dancing will be happy three times

Siberian white crane