среда, 30 сентября 2009 г.
The Sakha Republic, Russia
The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). At half the size of the Far Eastern Federal District, it is the largest subnational governing body by area in the world at 3,100,000 km2 (1,200,000 sq mi), yet it has a population of less than one million. Its capital is Yakutsk.
The Sakha Republic is the site of Pleistocene Park, a project directed at recreating pleistocene tundra grasslands by stimulating the growth of grass with the introduction of animals which thrived in the region during the late Pleisotcene — early Holocene period.