Russia: Zone of Absolute Discomfort by Justin Jin

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A Nenets herder near Naryan-Mar smokes a cigarette, his reindeer are behind him. The Nenets are the original inhabitants in the Russian Arctic but have been displaced by both Soviet-era collectivisation and modern gas and oil exploration. Reindeer provide the Nenets with food, shelter and clothing. They sell reindeer meat to sausage factories and the antlers to China for use as traditional medicine. /Felix Features