The first ethnic villages in the north of the region are being created on behalf of the region’s governor Alexander Uss: this is how the authorities hope to preserve the indigenous population’s traditional way of life and develop the types of primordial economic activities of the northerners. In the summer, with the opening of navigation, equipment and building materials will be delivered to the villages to create ethnic settlements.
Experimental housing will be built in Surinda using modern technologies adapted to the conditions of the Arctic, they will renovate or build new schools and a rural House of Culture, a post office, and modernize communal infrastructure and communications. The settlement should become a typical model, which is planned to be extended to other settlements of Evenkia. In addition, there will be workshops for sewing national clothes, fur boots, parkas, mittens, production of sledges, hunting skis and souvenirs.
In Volochanka, where musk ox calves were brought from Yamal last autumn, they plan to create a breeding farm. The area of 118 thousand hectares was allocated for the farm. The initiator of the project is the Husky-Tyal indigenous minorities family-clan community’s member, the village school director Denis Terebikhin.
And also ten deer were brought to Volochanka by helicopter for domestic reindeer breeding revival in the village.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Kirill Tikhomirov and Andrey Ivanov