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Chums at an encampment of nomadic Nenets reindeer herders, Nadym Region, Siberia  

Chums at an encampment of nomadic Nenets reindeer herders, Nadym Region, Siberia

Those that Roam the Arctic Wastes (part 2)

February 5th 2012
My eyes are frozen shut. I hear only the roar of the snowmobile dragging our sledge across the Gulf of Ob's frozen waters. After traveling for seven hours in -40°C the cold overpowers other sensations so that it is all I feel. Soon we will reach the coast of the Yamal Peninsula but for now we must bear another hour of this burning, soul-crushing cold. I relive the last few days as images danc ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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