painting, anu osva, 2007  FAO_AnimalGeneticResources

M.-H. Li, A. Osva and J. Kantanen, Supporting conservation of livestock biodiversity through multidisciplinary studies: a case study of the Yakutian cattle in Siberia, the far east of Russia, FAO Animal Genetic Resources 50:2012,

Art Project: Yakutian Cattle – Exploring Expedition to Siberia in the 21st century


Osva, Anu,  The symbiotic human animal relationship: An artistic investigation of Yakutian cattle, article no 12 in Good to eat, good to live with: Nomads and Animals in Northern Eurasia and Africa. link to the article
(Northeast Asian Studies Series 11)
edited by Florian Stammler and Hiroki Takakura
Sendai: Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
26 Feb. 2010
ISBN 978-4-901449-67-0


Sakha Ynaga – Cattle of the Yakuts
Eds. Leo Granberg, Katriina Soini & Juha Kantanen
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Humaniora 355
Helsinki 2009, 218 pp.
ISBN 978-951-41-1032-0 (Soft)
ISSN 1239-6982

  • Anu Osva, photographs
  • Anu Osva, Epilogue, pp. 199-203;
  • Juha Kantanen, Innokenti Ammosov, Meng-Hua Li, Anu Osva, Ruslan Popov, A cow of the permafrost, pp. 19-44;
  • Leo Granberg, Katriina Soini, Anu Osva , Juha Kantanen, A new millennium for the Yakutian Cattle, pp. 189-198;