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The Museum-reserve «Friendship»

This remarkable museum was created on an initiative and under direct management of the national writer of Yakutia, the Hero of Work Dmitry Kononovich Sivtsev — Suorun Omolloon. The museum is also a symbol of friendship between the Russian and Yakut people.

The museum — reserve is located on 300 hectares of open-air land. The place is unique, has a diverse landscape, is rich in flora, water mode and microclimate. On one side it is surrounded by an inundated part of the Lena River with green meadows, a pure channel, willow coppices and sand banks. On the other side there are high hills. The taiga has hidden a big grassy glades with a round lake in the middle. The site is surrounded by mixed wood with secular larches, spruces, pines, birchwoods and berry bushes of black and red currant, dogrose, blueberry, bearberry, haw, cowberry.

The museum itself takes up 40 hectares. Exhibits of the museum are monuments of wood architecture of peoples of Yakutia. Here it is possible to get to know about the architecture and internal furniture of a summer house of the Yakut people - urasa. Genuine admiration is caused by the reconstructed Spaso-Zashiverskaya church built in 1700. Among thematic sections of the museum one can name the sub-arctic culture of peoples of the North of Yakutia: Evens, Evenks, Yukagirs, Dolgans and Chukchis. The wooden carved kumys dishes used by Yakuts, objects used in their daily life, ornaments and clothes are widely presented here. Ancient funeral structures of Yakutia, the exhibits telling about life and activity of outstanding Russian explorers of the XVII th century missionaries — educators, scientists and travelers, outstanding Yakut public and cultural figures bring forth interest and admiration...


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