One of the new building at the Yakutsk State University. Yakutia
is relatively rich thanks to its bountiful natural resources, and
the state of infrastructures in the city is generally much better
than in the rest of Russia. However, like everywhere else, the signs
of the crisis of the ruble show up. Yakutsk is full of new building,
stopped halfway from completion because of the lack of
hard currency to pay foreign contractors.