0 Herders of Salekhard

Herders of Salekhard

Posted on April 11, 2014 by tim

Later, he writes, they leave the tracks and after couple of miles going off road they arrived to the herders place where they meet rain deer owner Vadim. As author tells, Vadim lives there with his wife and an infant boy in one CHUM, another house is occupied by his parents.

“Father of Vadim making new sledge”.

 As author tells locals always use Russian names: Vadim, Masha, Andrei etc.

Ivan, the author, tells that the babe is tied with special belt when he is left unattended so that he stay on one place and doesn’t hurt himself.

Ivan also says, that Masha, herder’s wife, almost didn’t talk to him and that this is your normal dress, but not a “holiday” one, as he thought. For the special occasions, he says, they use different dress.

As author says, he didn’t see the local drinking blood, on contrary the food on the table was pretty western. At night they turn on the generator and get electricity for a few hours.

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