What life means in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha in Northeast Russia?
Alfredo B. Ancheta
Anchor for Allvoices
The pictorials Reuters floated in Yahoo News give everyone the idea that life in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha in Northeast Russia means a daily struggle against the onslaughts of coldest of winter every year. It’s a daily agony and triumph against the hostile environment that only the natural movements of the earth on its axis and its orbit can make changes.
People living outside Yakutsk are considered more fortunate because they do not experience the horrible annual winter but somehow they are exposed to other forms of dangers, natural, manmade or combinations of both. Nevertheless, people in Yakutsk are more fortunate than the Syrians, Yemenis and Egyptians. At Yakutsk, there is no war but the people of Yakutsk wage war against the coldest winter for survival.
Reading through the photographs, the people of Yakutsk express their hopes to be able to reach the other side of the wall that separated winter from spring. Sufferings of winter are indeed, ways of life in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha, Norteast Russia. Life means hardships during winter time in Yakutsk.