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Meeting the Nenets

In the language of the indigenous Nenets, “Yamal” means “the end of the world.” A fitting name for such a place. It is a...

A Brief Encounter on the Trans-Siberian Railway

The mammoth of a train rolls very slowly down the snowy tracks to the platform. I find my carriage and show the provodnitsa (carriage...

At the End of the Earth: Three Days with the Chukchi

On the Northernmost side of Eastern Russia is the Chukotka region, home to a number of native peoples, including the Chukchi. In total, there...