7 Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Mode Of Life

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Mode Of Life

Posted on December 9, 2010 by team

The photos are made in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area by a famous German journalist Gerd Ludwig whose works are published in such magazines as National Geographic, Time and Life. In his photographs he shows social changes, happening in the modern society and also touches upon ecological problems. Many of his exhibitions are devoted to Russia.

Gerd Ludwig thinks that rapid development of oil-and-gas industry influences the region positively, but, at the same time, it might ruin the traditional way of life of native inhabitants, and local culture itself.

These photos are devoted to this very culture of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area. This is, for example, deer-team races – the main event of the annual Khanty-Mansi hunt and fishing festival.

A herdsman.

Kirill Navykhov, one of the oldest inhabitants of the whole Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area taking a good look at the newly arrived.


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7 Responses to “Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Mode Of Life”

  1. Juan Brujo says:


  2. Andrew says:


  3. George Johnson says:

    Well, you can’t say “a simpler way of life.” Looks pretty hard to me. But cell phones?? Out there? Impressive.

  4. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.


  5. Ivan says:

    Wow, it´s curious how hard is the life of the Russian village, in the european part of the country or in the North… The most interesting thing is that Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area is the oil rich region and the capital of the area is really well developed with a good infrastructure and new buildings there, but the village still lives very bad

  6. Ivan says:

    Another thing is that here we see the daily life of the ethnic minority of one of the notheren peoples it seemes that they haven´t got almost nothing from the rain of petro dollars, exept of the cell phones, that are everywhere now,

    • Macsen says:

      I hate to say it, but these people look much better off than the people living native reservations in my country of Canada.

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