Salekhard is the only town located right on the polar circle. In February the temperature is about -40C. Not caring about such weather condition local markets are working at a full swing.
In the plane it is warm yet.
But snow and cold are waiting.
There is no one around within kilometres, only snow, taiga and Northern slopes.
Reindeer breeders feel comfortable in their huts right near a hotel.
One can choose between a hotel and a tent of skins.
Master of the chum (that’s how these tents of skins are called).
Making tea inside.
The kid doesn’t feel cold, he’s absolutely ok with the temperature.
Polar night has come.
This is the market where native people, wearing beautiful national costumes, are selling what is given to them by nature: fish, reindeer meat and furs. Looking at the postcards with Northern people, wearing such costumes, one may think that they have put it on just for the pictures or tourists. But it turns out that they actually wear such clothes and feel pretty comfortable.
They saw up meat right in front of a customer.
By her snowmobile.