Women of the North: non-changing lifestyle for centuries

Faith tends to be a highly intimate subject for minor nations in Russia, since they have memories of Orthodox and Soviet persecution. According to the testimony of photographers and other guests of these peoples, all that can be gleaned about them are scraps of information and common facts — as soon as the conversation goes deeper or touches the here and now, the topic immediately changes.

Faith tends to be a highly intimate subject for minor nations in Russia, since they have memories of Orthodox and Soviet persecution. According to the testimony of photographers and other guests of these peoples, all that can be gleaned about them are scraps of information and common facts — as soon as the conversation goes deeper or touches the here and now, the topic immediately changes.

Alexander Romanov
The Yamal peninsula is located 3,600 km from Moscow. Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District (YNAD) is one of the few regions of Russia traversed by the Arctic Circle.