The question is, how did Yakutia become so powerful anyway? Up to this day, that region of Russia is very cold, and sparsely populated. One would have suffered extremely bad living standards there, as there is a little something called "Siberian Winter." If today, it is still not safe to live there, what about before, during times with lesser levels of technology? If living on itself on that region is already difficult, then how even more so could developing a nation with the supposed prowess and power such as this one in said region?
That being said, I don't really care, as kids will be kids.