Leonardo DiCaprio received an Oscar from Yakutia

Леонардо Ди Каприо получил «Оскар» из Якутии

Leonardo DiCaprio has published in his instagram photo silver statuette “Oscar” ritual vessel Choron in his hands, which the actor did his fans from Yakutia.

At the end of February 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio (Leonardo DiCaprio) has received the long-awaited “Oscar”. Before became known the names of winners of major film of the year, the inhabitant of Yakutia organized a public event called “Oscar for Leo”: they collected jewelry produced from them his version of the famous statuette for actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Yakut “Oscar” made of 1,386 kg of silver and holding a ritual vessel caroon. Jewelers have created an award from a sketch by famous Yakut sculptor Nikolai Chichasova.

“This idea arose about 10 years ago, but lacked the courage to implement it. The film “Survivors” really touched all of us and we finally decided. We, yakutians, know about life and survival in the far North. So we decided to celebrate his role,” said a member of the initiative group shares Tatiana Egorova.

The statue fell into the hands of the film only by the end of March. Leonardo DiCaprio posted a photo of Yakutsk “Oscar” in his instagram and thanked the residents of the Republic.

Thank you to the people of Yakutia for this wonderful gift, especially all of the women who gathered and donated the materials that went into creating the statue. As they wrote in their letter, Yakutia is home to the coldest inhabited place not only in Russia, but also on Earth – and the region is extremely vulnerable to climate change. Rising temperatures pose a major threat to its people, their way of life and their natural habitat. #Russia #ClimateChange #Earth In #Yakutia #ActOnClimate

Photos published Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) Mar 17 2016 at 9:52 PDT

“As the creators of the figurine wrote in his letter, Yakutia is one of the coldest inhabited places not only in Russia but also in the world. And region is extremely vulnerable to climate change. The temperature rise is a serious threat to local residents, their lifestyle and habitat” wrote DiCaprio in the caption to the photo.