How Chukchi people live in winter

How Chukchi people live in winter

Chukchi people were having traditional way of live for centuries. They are Northern deer herders leaving on endless plains of Russian North. However in the latest years they started using modern inventions in their daily life. Russian blogger Basov went to a traditional shelter of Chukchis and spent some time with them. They don’t stay on one place, they move from place to place as their deer herds move. So they live in temporary huts. Here is the story about them:

How Chukchi people live in winter

Now Chukchis live in tents made of animal fur skins and covered with tarp on outside. A joint invention of a tradition and modern materials.

How Chukchi people live in winter

Floors of those tents covered with branches of the trees. Each tent has 15-20 animal skins in it. It can be used for 2-3 years. It’s 5-6 meter in length and 3 meter wide.

How Chukchi people live in winter

The heating is being done with a diesel heater.  It has windows on the walls for ventilation. How Chukchi people live in winter

Food is being prepared outside on the campfire. The heater is sometimes used to boil the water to drink tea.

How Chukchi people live in winter

Chukchis use Chinese glass thermos bottles to store hot tea.

How Chukchi people live in winter

Traditional Chukchi people. Some use electricity with mobile generators. Usually at night for light and other household items.

How Chukchi people live in winter

Dogs are used to control the deer herds.

How Chukchi people live in winter

An electric generator behind the fence to not being moved by wind/snow.

How Chukchi people live in winter

Deer sledges.

How Chukchi people live in winter

More traditional deer herders.

How Chukchi people live in winter

Chukchi man Valera prepares sledges to travel with deers.

How Chukchi people live in winter

Deer skins and a bottle.

How Chukchi people live in winter

How Chukchi people live in winter

Also many use snowmobiles.

How Chukchi people live in winter

How Chukchi people live in winter

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