Sakha is also the name of the indigenous people of Yakutia of Turkic origin. It is important to note that the name "Yakuts" was given to these people by the founders of the Far North – as well as the name of the region, which, by the way, in Russian toponymy is written as "the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)". The great distance from Moscow and the western part of Russia has allowed these people to form separately, without the influence of Russian or European culture, and to preserve this primordial spirit. Doctor of Cultural Studies Dmitry Zamyatin notes that the Yakuts are isolated not only from the Russian regions, but also from their own language family. However, this only strengthened the national identity of the Sakha, formed at the junction of the Turkic-Mongolian bloodlines, while other Turkic ethnic groups, such as Tatars, Bashkirs or Chuvash, have significantly assimilated with the prevailing Russians by culture-mixed marriages, changing of religion, indifference towards their native language and customs.
Perhaps, among the ethnic minorities from the territory of European Russia, the Sakha people can be compared with the Mari people in terms of loyalty and preservation of folk traditions, a large part of whom still profess a pagan religion based on national mythology.
The beginning of the film surprises not only with the appearance of Victor — the careful editing by the team of the film creators literally connects two eras here adding a fictional character to Victor's surroundings. There is a girl, working as a photographer who is hopelessly in lovewith the musician, she is played by Nadezhda Kalganova. Later in the film, she will also be among those who will take the coffin of the artist from Riga to St.Petersburg.