One Day in the Coldest Village on Earth | Yakutia
7 a.m kirill petrov the man of the house the first thing that he does every morning is to heat the house with a wood burning stove to keep his family warm on the ice cold morning in
yakutiabecause of the severe climate he really needs a lot of wood to hit the house for nine months non-stop just like a dessert drinking water in yakut
villageis precious there are no water treatment facilities because the pipes freeze during the long winter so ice is the main source of water kirill and the
villagers harvested the ice from the river in the middle of november when the temperature was favorable to harvest eyes meanwhile kirill's wife liubov is making delicious untraditional breakfast kercheh whipped cream with a strawberry germ which was harvested during the summer in
yakutiaduring the harsh climate it's almost impossible to grow fruits and vegetables so most of the yogurt desserts consist of dairy food it's 7 40 am and it's time for arian the youngest son to wake up arian is nine years old and attends the local primary school the children in
yakutiawill go to school when it's warmer than minus 54 degrees but when the temperature drops below minus 55 degrees it's too dangerous to go to school today is relatively warm in
yakutiaonly minus 40 degrees which means aryan must go to school like most people around the world he wash his face and brush his teeth arian uses the ice cold...
water that his dad prepared earlier breakfast fatty pancakes and whipped cream are high energy food that warms you up during cold winters aryan's older sisters are living and studying in university far away from the
villagehis parents wish for him to study well so he can live his life as he wants um locals understand the importance of learning the right clothing to survive in such extreme winters it's an absolute must to wear several layers of clothing and wear insulated pumps because the knees are particularly prone to freezing aryan's mom always makes sure that everyone wears enough clothes because without proper dressing the cold will reach deep inside your bones threatening your life she also makes sure that his face is fully covered otherwise the exposed part can get frostbite the temperature outside is so cold so the moisture immediately forms little icicles on his eyelashes 10 minutes in the fresh air can be enough to cause fatigue stinging pain in the face and long-lasting eggs in the fingers and toes but little harder yogurts knows how to find the cold but after a few minutes the icy weather begins to assert itself forcefully aryan has been on his way for 10 minutes already and now the nine years old aryan is freezing luckily the last few meters are left and arian is finally at school aryan arrives in time and there are already many children who have also arrived by food arian is...
studying in the third grade of primary school the primary school last four years and in yakuza education last 11 years before going to university there are about eight students in the class today and five hours of daily studying begins today they have math literature art geography history and languages yakut people study three languages at school russian english and sakha sakha is the mother tongue which belonged to the turkey group and is totally different from the russian language for daily life studying and working knowing the russian language is essentially after the first two lessons it's time for a second breakfast today menu is apple and x eating regularly is essential to increase energy in the cold winters for little yakuts after breakfast the play indoors the temperature is too cold to play outside and after all it takes too long to dress up again usually the classes end at 2 pm but today arian finished a little earlier now he's on his way back home with his friend and like kids all around the world they can't ignore the local snack shop everyone likes ice cream and aryan and his friends are no exception they love sweet and creamy frozen ice cream despite the extreme cold aryan and his friends on their way home are playing little games and having fun parents are not worried about their children it's a close-knit community all the locals know each other and there are about...
800 people in the whole
villagealmost all the houses are made of wood each resident burns more than 60 cubic meters on average every winter for the house to keep warm and to protect the house from the freezing air they make sure to fill every gap with oakum or snow but still the cold finds a way to come through wild yogurt and horses are also neighbors in this icy land they have thick skin and heavy hair coat and are able to effectively forage in the snow for vegetation to eat the
yakutian horses can cope with temperatures down to minus 70 degrees thank you aryan is back home and ready to help his father most men in the
villageare engaged in the cattle breeding hunting or crafts same as aryan's father i mean is well known craftsman in
yakutiakirill makes traditional yakut knives for many centuries knives have played an important role in the lives and the culture of yakut people yakut knives are well known around the world for their strengths and beauty aryan's father is teaching him these traditional crafts that has been passed through the generations the plate is traditionally forged from the locally sourced iron ore the knife handle is made from birch wood which is extremely strong my another of aryan's daily duties is to chop the firewood aryan knows from early age that daily work is necessary to survive in such extreme cold so now it's time for lunch and arian is always here...
to help his mom they are preparing a christian carp fish which his stats caught in the river people love eating fish and meat in a frozen boiled or fried state after the work is done aryan rushes to the toilets outside in
yakutiathere are no indoors toilets because the pipes freeze easily everything happens outside the stand very efficiently and no one spends more time than necessary out in the cold this fish is aryan's favorite it's so tasty and the most delicious fat and nutritious part is the fish real eggs uh hmm foreign fishing and hunting are important sources of food in
yakutiafrom early spring until the autumn cold the yakuts are eating fish aryan loves fishing with his father at the beginning of march it's the perfect time for kuiuur which is traditional ice fishing using their rods and nuts they start fishing arian loves spending time with his father in nature they are fishing hunting and working hard to survive in this extremely cold but beautiful land yakuta after a few hours finally aryan has caught the fish you don't need to worry about bonking the fish because in just a few seconds it's shock frozen life in
yakutiacan be difficult unpleasant and dangerous but we have learned how to live in harmony is mother nature and we appreciate the nature treasures and gifts that surround us we can always find a beauty even in this extremely cold climate after all there is no...
such thing as the bad weather there is just weather and your attitude towards it