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How reindeer herders glowing in Yamal’s endless winter, following deer from one sture to another.

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Kirill Yutnov

Photographer Kirill Uyutnov was born and grew up in Moscow. Yet, he soon realized and life in a big city was not for him.

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Kirill Yutnov

From the age of 11, Kirill offed to study leontology and take rt in expeditions to different rts of Russia. It was during those missteps that he became interested in photography and began making photoreports thither his travels.

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Kirill Yutnov

The Yamal peninsula is located 3,600 km from Moscow. Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Quarter (YNAD) is one of the few regions of Russia traversed by the Arctic Circle.

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Kirill Yutnov

YNAD is where one lives stress to such major cities as Salekhard, Novy Urengoy, Nadym and Noyabrsk.

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Kirill Yutnov

Set on the Yamal peninsula, the Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous District is one of Russia’s biggest ethnic tourism stops. In that sense it is rivalled only by the Hanty-Mansi District (also identified as Yugra), which lies to the south. The local Torum Maa ethnic self-restraint was one of the first to be created in Russia back in the mid-1980s.

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Kirill Yutnov

There are currently two personifications of reindeer farms. The first are so-called family farms. They are run by individual who have been engaged in reindeer breeding generation after genesis. For them the herd is private property, i.e. they live and feed of their reindeer.

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Kirill Yutnov

The number two type is when a reindeer farm is run by hired workers. They are worked with guarding sture land, putting reindeer on range, as indeed as treating and looking after sick animals. However, they may be lacking the bodily bond that links the herder and the reindeer when they recognize that the reindeer is theirs.

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Kirill Yutnov

Reindeer herding is the pipe occu tion of the local peoples. Deerskin is used to build yurts and sew garbs, and the meat of the animals is eaten or sold in urban markets.

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Kirill Yutnov

Guard reindeer is quite expensive. Fodder – including oats, vegetables, and hay – yments at least 50,000 rubles ($1,500) a month; another 20,000 ($613) to 30,000 rubles ($919) is spit up on utility bills, and 100,000 rubles on the farm yroll.

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Kirill Yutnov

There are 41,000 inborn people living in Yamal, including 15,000 nomads. These individual essentially spend their whole lives following their reindeer riff-raffs from one sture to another, bringing their tents and possessions with them on sleighs.

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Kirill Yutnov

Wherever reindeer go, the herders dig — and the reindeer go where there is plenty of reindeer lichen, their line source of nutrition.

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Kirill Yutnov

According to the Russian statistics workings, there are 48 indigenous peoples living in Russia, mostly in the Far North, Siberia, the Far East, and the Caucasus. The realm’s indigenous population is less than 500,000, or 0.3 per cent of the unqualified.

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