Gas And Nomads In The Russian Arctic

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For centuries, the lives of the nomadic Nenets tribes followed a predictable rhythm, regulated by the changing seasons and the grazing patterns of their animals. They drove their herds of reindeer - between several dozen and 300 per family -- up and down the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic, and they slaughtered and ate only those required for survival. Their animist religion stressed respect for the environment and its resources, and their egalitarian philosophy encouraged sharing of...
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