We are now busy preparing for the upcoming CAFF Biennial scheduled for February 11-14, 2013. For thos participants that have confirmed, you should have received log in information to access more details and documents on the meeting. Please click the key symbol in the top right of the CAFF site and login using the username and password provided to you.
Please complete the visa registration form and return to Alexey by November 20th.
The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic Government authorities in Yakutsk are in the process of negotiating group discounts for both accomodation and travel costs and further information on these will be circulated shortly.
There are daily flights between Moscow and Yakutsk by S7 airlines, Transaero, and Yakutia. Flight costs approximately 450 Euros.
The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is situated in the northeastern part of the Eurasian continent. The total area of the continental and island (consisting of Lyakhov, Anzhu, and DeLonga islands belonging to the Novosibirsk Islands of the Arctic Ocean) territory of Yakutia is just over 3 million km2. More than two-fifths of the republic is above the Arctic Circle. Yakutia stretches 2500 km from north to south and 2000 km from east to west. Yakutia is 8468 km from Moscow and 1590 km from Khabarovsk. It is spread over three time zones with differences of +6, +7 and +8 hours from Moscow time. Yakutia has a severe continental climate, with long winters and very short summers. The temperature span between the coldest month (January) and the warmest month (July) is 70-75°C. The republic is unique in terms of the absolute minimum temperatures in its depressions with periods of extreme low temperatures ranging between six and a half to nine months a year. The republic's capital is Yakutsk was founded in 1632 by Russian explorers in the central Lena River Basin. It is the largest administrative, political, economic, cultural, scientific, and educational center of northeastern Russia. You can find more info in www.yakutiatoday.com; www.AskYakutia.com; and www.eyakutia.com.