Oil and gas producing companies keep occupying new territories forcing out their native population. RN-Purneftegas, one of the branches of Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft, promised to add new colors into the life of people living in the Purovsky Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Those areas have been inhabited by
Nenets, Khanty and other peoples for centuries. It is yet black that has been prevailing so far. Peoples who survived revolutions, collectivization and the chaos of the 90s are now on the verge of extinction. Oil and gas production business turned out to be more hazardous than the threat of the past.
This village is located right by the Sea of Okhotsk. Fishing and hunting have always been these people's main source of income. Then the fish factory was purchased by a private individual and the number of
people employed reduced greatly. Today there are about 1,700 people living in the village while some time ago it was only the fish factory that emplyed over 2,000. Welcome to Oktyabrsky.