#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the Krasnoyarsk region, a competition was held among local governments in the northern regions of the region to publish books on northern topics. This year’s winners were three books from Evenkia, reports the Agency for the Northern Territories Development and Krasnoyarsk Region Indigenous Minorities Support.
Thus, the collection of Elizaveta Afanasyeva and Tatyana Savlepova from the series Baldydyak Dunnevi Ayavdem (eng.: I love My Homeland) is intended for family reading. It contains works of Evenki poets and writers of the 20th century.
The second project that won the competition is the republication of Natalya Sviridova’s book We Invite to Tuyun, dedicated to the Evenki people’s material culture unique heritage. Among other things, it contains forgotten recipes of Evenki cuisine.
The third edition is a work by Galina Sultanova from the series People Who Left a Significant Mark on Evenkia History. The book is dedicated to the famous ethnographer and explorer of the North Innokenty Suslov and is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of his birth. The collection will include archival materials, rare photographs, unpublished manuscripts and diary entries.
The competition for the publication of literature on northern topics is held within the regional state program Preservation and Development of the Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Way of Life. Three or four titles are published annually, and circulations go to libraries, schools and kindergartens in the northern areas of the Krasnoyarsk region. In 2023, 1.5 million rubles have been allocated in the regional budget for the implementation of these projects.
Earlier we told you that a Krasnoyarsk-style Primer was published in the region’s capital.
Text: Alexander Kalashnikov, Photo: Severny Gorod MC’s archive