Folk Box: The Eskimo folk tale

Each week Olga Shapovalova offers to folk music lovers a multicoloured display of customs and traditions, legends and tales, melodies and rythms of Russia.

Each week Olga Shapovalova offers to folk music lovers a multicoloured display of customs and traditions, legends and tales, melodies and rythms of Russia.

Photo: Flickr.com/drurydrama

The Eskimo is a minority inhabiting Chukotka in the north of Russia. Actually here in Russia there are no more than 2,000 Eskimos. They are a wondrous folk indeed, treasuring the heritage of their ancestors.

The tale we are happy to present today is entitled “How Man Returned the Sun to the Birds.”

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