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In the Region of Deer

Posted on April 16, 2012 by team


Yamal is often called the region of deer, though in translation it means “The end of the world”. It is inhabited by representatives of the ancient people who’ve been keeping traditions from time immemorial.

Nenets are the main settlers of these territories, they life directly depends on deer. For tundra dwellers deer is an object of cult and the main source of food, income and transport in severe nature conditions. Yamal is the very place where the largest deer herds of Russia inhabit. They join their owners when they overcome very long distances.

Under the rule of Stalin the Nenets were divided into some groups. They had to live in collective farms and pay taxes with deer meat because they were always short of money.

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