In early November, the representatives of 40 indigenous peoples asked President Vladimir Putin for a personal meeting, claiming that a meeting with the country’s most powerful man would give a “powerful impetus for the development and preservation of unique cultures.” The lives of Selkup, Saami, Nenets, Khanty, Dolgan, Evenk and other northerners combine centuries-old traditions with modern realities. Mobile phones and snowmobiles go hand in hand with plagues and reindeer. Lenta.ru looked at the ways people get around in these harsh conditions.
Competing with Nature
PHOTO by Igor Veinstein / TASS