18 Facts About Sakha Republic


Sakha, officially the Republic of Sakha, is a republic of Russia, in the Russian Far East, along the Arctic Ocean, with a population of roughly 1 million.

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Sakha Republic was first home to hunting-gathering and reindeer herding Tungusic and Paleosiberian peoples such as the Evenks and Yukaghir.

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Self-designation Sakha Republic is probably of the same origin as the Evenk and Yukaghir exonyms for the Yakuts.

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Sakha Republic is the only federal subject of Russia which uses more than one time zone.

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Sakha Republic is known for its climate extremes, with the Verkhoyansk Range being the coldest area in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Siberia, and particularly Sakha Republic, is of paleontological significance, as it contains bodies of prehistoric animals from the Pleistocene Epoch, preserved in ice or permafrost.

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Sakha Republic displaced earlier, much smaller populations who lived on hunting and reindeer herding, introducing the pastoralist economy of Central Asia.

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Tygyn, a king of the Khangalassky Sakha Republic, granted territory for Russian settlement in return for a military pact that included war against indigenous rebels of all North Eastern Asia .

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Kull, a king of the Megino-Khangalassky Sakha Republic, began a Sakha Republic conspiracy by allowing the first stockade construction.

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Sakha Republic's remoteness, compared to the rest of Siberia, made it a place of exile of choice for both Tsarist and Communist governments of Russia.

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Sakha Republic was home to the last stage of the Russian Civil War, the Yakut Revolt.

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Sakha Republic experienced significant collectivization between 1929 and 1934, with the number of households experiencing collectivization rising from 3.

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Sakha Republic's demographics shifted wildly during the Soviet period as ethnic Russians and Ukrainians, among other groups, settled the area en masse, primarily in Yakutsk and the industrial south.

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Sakha Republic is historically part of Russian Siberia, but since the formation of the Far Eastern Federal District in 2000, it is administratively part of the Russian Far East.

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Besides those 2 languages, the Sakha Republic is where much of the world's speakers of Tungusic languages reside, most of whom either speak Evenk, or the Even language .

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Supreme legislative body of state authority in Sakha Republic is a unicameral State Assembly known as the Il Tumen.

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Sakha Republic fosters close cultural, political, economic, and industrial relations with the independent Turkic states through membership in organizations such as the Turkic Council and the Joint Administration of Turkic Arts and Culture.

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The Turkic-speaking Sakha Republic people are engaged in politics, government, finance, economy, and cattle-breeding .

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