The concept of Yakutsk which is based on the novels by A.Borisova "God mark" and A. Gelasimov "Cold" has been studied in the given article. In the article methodological works by M.M. Bakhtin and Y.M. Lotman have been used. Town in A. Borisova's novel possesses contradictory features: small town-city; stinking rich- poverty-stricken. In Gelasimov's novel Yakutsk gains infernal features: town-Hell; people warming themselves by the fire look like devils; death waiting for a main hero
in a hotel room.
Key words: concept, town, Yakutsk, A.Borisova, A. Gelasimov, cold.