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YAKUTSK: [Yakit, Yekutsk, Cokúskay] Sakha Republic PDF Print E-mail

Alternate names: Якутск; Yakut: Дьокуускай, Cokúskay at 62°02' N 129°44' E is the capital city of Sakha Republic about 450 kilometers (280 mi) south of the Arctic Circle. Population: 269,601(2010) Yakutsk is a major port on the Lena River and a major supplier of diamonds. Average winter temperature is -34 °C (-30 °F), which makes Yakutsk the coldest city of its size or greater in the world.

The Jewish Community of Yakutsk: Regional Rabbi - Rabbi of Khabarovsk, Rabbi Yaakov Snetkov. Chairman of the Community - Gommershtadt Alexander G.


  • My friend Shaul Hollender in Kiryat Tivon, Israel, worked in the far eastern parts of Russia in 1998 and once visited Yakutsk where he took photos at the Jewish cemetery. Lately I helped connect two of the photos to family trees. In the last case, Randy Schoenberg added the photo to Miriam Leah Halberstam's profile on Geni. Some gravestonesare made of wood! This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Moss, Norway. [August 2016]
  • Photos from 1998, courtesy Eva Floersheim & Shaul Hollender (pictured in one photo below) [August 2016]

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