«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.



Kostya took Dmitriy and Eduardo to his brother Radik, who stayed 45 kms to the south. The Spanish photographer was interested especially in taking photos of kaslanie and Radik was ready to move towards younger brother. Since morning the weather got worse, the visibility reduced, the wind turned to a storm (we hardly could judged but it was blowing not less than 20 m/sec); although we decided to ride and our expedition parted. While Alexander Volkovitskiy was travelling in tundra mapping the nomadic camps and talking with neighbors (all of them are free herders), Alexandra Terekhina started the work of a nomadic group of kindergarten.

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 Semyon, Pedava and their father.



Yesterday wet and snowy gusts turned into a real snow storm. The visibility didn't exceed 20 m and the wind swept off the feet. Our family (like any in tundra at the moment) tried to stay inside the chum, people were occupied by home affairs and watched movies we had brought.

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Mamanka, Hasavako and Alya. Watching the most resonant movie at Yamal. "The White Lichen" is the film about the life of Nenets based on the novels of Nenets writer Anna Nerkagi. 

Of course except the guys who willingly (that was a real surprise for us) “visit the kindergarten”, i. e. the opposite half of the chum. Read further in the section “Education for nomads”: http://yamalexpedition.ru/en/education-for-nomads-en/68-detskij-sad-otkrylsya-angl.

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