Residents of Yakutsk celebrated the New Year. Izvestia correspondent Roman Kutukov told how the holiday is celebrated in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
“Minus 40 degrees in Yakutsk, but despite this, dozens of Yakutians came to the main square of Yakutsk to celebrate the New Year, 2023,” he said.
Lenin Square in the center of Yakutsk is decorated with a Christmas tree and bright colorful installations.
Residents walk, despite the frost, wishing each other joy and happiness in the coming year.
Sakha celebrates the New Year three times, this subject has three time zones. Residents of the east of the republic are the first to welcome the arrival of the New Year, then the center of the region, and after that the residents of Yakutsk.
Six hours before the Central Region, the New Year is celebrated not only in Yakutsk, but also in Mirny, Chita, Tynda, Blagoveshchensk and Tiksi.
The first new calendars were opened in the north-east of the Russian Federation by residents of Anadyr and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
On the eve of the New Year, Izvestia told readers about the history and traditions of the country’s favorite holiday. And in a special material we collected ideas on how you can celebrate the celebration at home with your family.