Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude

Blagoveshchensk
Chita
Yakutsk

Birobidzhan
Vladivostok
Khabarovsk

Magadan
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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Petropavlovsk-
Kamchatsky
Moscow

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In Yakutia celebrate the Olonkho Day

From November 25 to December 4, Yakutia will host events dedicated to the Yakut national holiday, Olonkho Day. The holiday will open with a solemn evening and presentation of the translations of the olonkho "Nyurgun Bootur Swift" into English and Kyrgyz languages.

In the coming days, concerts, performances and film screenings will take place, thematic exhibitions will be open, a forum of folklorists "Self-recording of olonkho: problems of authenticity" will be held.

Olonkho is the general name for the heroic epic of the Yakuts, consisting of many legends. In November 2005, the epic was recognized by UNESCO as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible cultural heritage of humanity. In 2006, the President of Yakutia, Vyacheslav Shtyrov, signed a decree establishing a new holiday - Olonkho Day. From 2006 to 2015, the Decade of Olonkho was announced in Yakutia.

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