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10:27 | Jun 24 | 2014

Places of interest in Yakutia: Buluus Glacier

 The word «Buluus» is translated from the Yakut language as «glacier» or «cellar». Buluus is a natural monument, a landscape and hydrological nature reserve of the republic‘s importance. The unique source of groundwater forms glaciers of clearest fresh water, with the ice getting up to 3 meters thick at some places. During the summer the glacier starts to melt and develops cavities resembling tunnels. When the summer air temperature rises above 30 degrees, it is twice as low at the glacier