«True people» (Nenei nenecha) – self-name of Nenets, the indigenous people of the Yamal peninsula, and the name of the complex 2015–2016 ethnographic expedition. Project participants and the visitors of the resource will be the part of the reindeer herders's family during the whole year just to «dive» in the casual life of the modern XXI century nomads.


On May 12th we arrived at the 11th standing point on our nomadic way:  N 69º38'05,8'' E 069º23'49,0''. We moved forward this time just for another 10 kilometers. Reindeer herdsmen usually are moving this time of the year at nighttime. We are also adjusting to this timetable now. From End of April there is polar night on Yamal: it never gets completely dark. These days when we are moving, the first goes narta of Kostja'nisja (Savoli). He shows the way for other nartas and choose place for next encampment. 

This time we decided to stand at Pirtsja-Yara-Yaha for more than a week, till May 19th. All three chums inhabitants at once started to check summer nartas (they were palces on this place from last Autumn). Another process is to pack winter staff into winter, heavier nartas, and leave them here till next Autumn.  We fully packed all our expedition nartas and also left them on this place till next cold season. Till very last moment we could not say goodbuy to our snowmobile, but the time has come...All families also have left their chums' fur covers, and from now on chums will be cover from outside with tent-cloth and geofabric. 


Around May 15th first newborn reindeers were born. Same time first goose appered in sight, which has made all the men happy -they have took out their guns in enthusiasm. Although you can imagine that in tundra there seldom people who obtain officially registered guns, same as registered snowmobile. 

This rather long time at the same place gave Alexandra a good oportunity to continue her kindergarden lessons. Four neighbour kids joined our group. Children also spend free time playing games together. On the picture bolow there are Hasavako, Semyon, Pedava and Nadja (daughter of Yaroslav Hudi):


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