We are back at the Khanty “yurts” to once again get astounded by so hard but happy living of ordinary northern people who would never exchange this terrible -50 C and little wooden houses beyond the polar circle to a cup of Starbucks coffee at an office of a big city.
The kids are aged 8 and 4.
The hardest time of a year for them is autumn and winter when ice is not fully frozen and snow cover is not thick enough – on the days like this they are fully separated from civilization.
These children become fully independent by the age of seven. They begin hunting and fishing with parents, helping them in all possible ways.
Their mom is still not even 25 in fact.
What you usually see is uncomfortable mode of life, but it is definitely much more – these are the people of taiga, it’s their territory and they would never exchange it for the comfort of city houses.
All children are still the same – playful and shy.
They are close to the nature indeed, every single day of their lives. It is something most of us are deprived of today.
Diesel generator to provide electricity.
Only here, on the windowsill, a cellphone may receive a message.
Hot bread with a crispy crust is perfect to be eaten on such a cold day!
One bed is for the adults, another one is for the kids.