Russia: Zone of Absolute Discomfort by Justin Jin

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A Nenets woman chops wood outside her 'choom' or tent in Naryan-Mar in temperatures of -40 Celcius. 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