The Reindeer Herder's Day in Russia's Arctic

A man walks past reindeer at the Reindeer Herder

A man walks past reindeer at the Reindeer Herder

AP Photo / Dmitry Lovetsky
A man walks past reindeer at the Reindeer Herder's Day in the city of Nadym, in Yamal-Nenets Region

A man walks past reindeer at the Reindeer Herder's Day in the city of Nadym, in Yamal-Nenets Region, 2500 km (about 1553 miles) northeast of Moscow. The Reindeer Herder's Day is celebrated annually in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic and for the Nenets people, it offers a chance to show their prowess in wrestling, high jumps and other traditional sports, but, above all, reindeer races.

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