The Scientific Potential of Siberia
Yakutsk Research Center
|The skeleton of a rhinoceros found near the village of Churapcha, one of the mast valuable exhibits of the Geological Museum of the Yakut Research Centre.|
Yakut (Sakha) Republic is situated in the north-east of Siberia (its area is 3103 thousand sq.km, its population 1099 thousand people). Forty per cent of its territory is beyond the Polar Circle. At Oymyakon, "Pole of Cold" of the Northern Hemisphere, the minimum winter temperature is - 71,1 °C, and maximum temperature in summer may reach + 36,7 °C.
Yakutia is rich in diamonds and gold, in tin and antimonium, in oil, coal, and irop ore. It has many mines for the extraction of non-ferrous metals and other minerals. Agriculture is very poor due to the permafrost. Climatic conditions are extremely severe.
The Yakut Research Centre (YRC) of RAS SB includes:
The Yakut Research Centre (YRC) of YaNAS includes:
Yakut Institute of Biology
Yakutia Research Institute of Agriculture
Yakut State University
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Last update 26.08.96