Gold deposits at the Podgolechnoye mine in Yakutia are more impressive than earlier understood.
As temperatures sunk to minus 50C and below, schools and kindergartens were closed for the world's hardiest children.
The Siberian producer - owned mainly by the Russian state and the Sakha government - hopes to shine on the international market.
A deal worth at least $60 million a year is close between Russia's largest diamond mining company and the US giant Tiffany & Co.
I found a place and people who have kept their authenticity and culture far from the globalisation, currently killing every culture around the world, one by one.
Yakutsk, currently hosting the Children of Asia International sports games was forced to halt arrivals and departures.
The major earthquake was 866km (538 miles) northeast of Yakutsk, capital of the Sakha Republic - also known as Yakutia.
Irina, 27, dashes to be by her babushka's side as 89 year old is reported in a coma.
The flame warms Siberia and even takes a dip in Lake Baikal en route to the Sochi Winter Games.
It should be called the 'Pacific region', he suggests.