Talk:Yakutsk

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Old talk[edit]

is it really true that the buildings are now in odd angles because of the thawing ice? that seems a little bit too much of an exaggeration.

No, it's not true and it has been removed. Saaska 3 July 2005 01:33 (UTC)


Yes, it is true. When I lived in Yakutsk, I saw small buildings literally sinking in the ground over the years. For example, one of the buildings sunk to the middle of the window point. Nice fire escape. This was in 1997.

Stanislav December 3, 2005


What I meant is that a sentence I removed was not true. ...and most houses in the city today appear to stand at odd angles: in fact, they clearly are collapsing. Now while some buildings, especially old wooden ones, may have sank into the ground, they clearly are something of an oddity, rather than a majority. Saaska 03:04, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Temperature[edit]

Part of the article states, "−40 °C (−40 °F)". Thats obviously incorrect but what is the article supposed to read? 12.220.94.199 22:23, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

No, it's correct, -40°C = -40°F. The formula to convert °C to °F is x°C=(9/5*x+32)°F. If we plug in -40 for x, we get -40°C=(9/5*(-40)+32)°F=(-72+32)°F=-40°F. -40 is the only value, where °C equals °F. --Ljowa 08:52, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
Thanks.I guess thats a tid bit of info to store away. 12.220.94.199 01:52, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
Yes. It is correct. -40°C == -40°F.
References from Google : http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1366&bih=491&q=-40+degree+c+in+degree+f&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= 203.186.23.33 (talk) 15:41, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Does anyone who speak Sakhan/Yakut know what the origin of the name Дьокуускай is? I'm just curious. On second glance, it actually sounds like a rendition of the Russian name, Yakutsk. --99.236.63.197 17:01, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

That's it. It is only a derivation from the name, given by Russians.--80.250.174.45 (talk) 22:02, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
Jokūskaĭ (Дьокуускай, there j=dzh) is a yakutian form of Russian word "Jakutsk" (there j=y) or "jakutskij" (yakutian).--Юе Артеміс (talk) 07:55, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

removal of information about gulag prisoners' building the highway to Magadan[edit]

An anonymous IP while cleaning up and augmenting the article on 4 January 2008 removed information and wikilinks pertaining to the gulag prisoners having built the highway to Magadan, and that it is/was called the Road of Bones. Is that deletion appropriate? --Mareklug talk 19:04, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Cold...[edit]

Someone keeps editing the weather data to say that Yakutsk is ONE OF the coldest cities on earth. It is quite clearly THE coldest by a large margin, so let's keep it that way. JackTheHouse (talk) 16:45, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

In all fairness, neither statement is referenced...—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); March 15, 2010; 16:01 (UTC)

help for meaning[edit]

Hello, i just want to learn the English meaning of Dzokuuskay which is in Yakut language. Thanks

Jokūskaĭ (Дьокуускай) is a yakutian form of Russian word "Jakutsk" (there j=y) or "jakutskij" (yakutian).--Юе Артеміс (talk) 07:55, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Someone please fix graph[edit]

The bar graph on this page is seriously out of whack but I don't know how to fix it.Mal7798 (talk) 23:05, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, that was vandalism. I've reverted. Thanks!—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); August 15, 2012; 13:38 (UTC)