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Arctic Midsummer – party time with pagan roots

fstammle , June 26th, 2022

In the European Arctic Midsummer nowadays marks mostly the start of the summer holidays. But at the roots of this big holiday, celebrated on or close to the…

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Calving started in Yamal reindeer herding

fstammle , May 5th, 2022

Our friend Eduard Khudi and his wife Valentina sent these photos today, of the first reindeer calf of the year, born the 27th April in the Yamal tundra…

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The influence of world politics in the forest of Northern Lapland

fstammle , March 24th, 2022

We all know that the current situation with Russia and Ukraine is rapidly changing a lot of the ways and values on which we have been relying in…

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Nomadic or sedentary life: difficult choice?

fstammle , February 17th, 2022

Most people on our planet make their life choices mostly about in which settlement, country, climate etc they want to live. But the remaining nomads in the Arctic…

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Happy new year Yamal style

fstammle , January 1st, 2022

First of all, happy new year to all our readers, followers, and a big thank you to all those who contribute to making this blog a success. This…

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Spirituality of abandoned Arctic Infrastructure

fstammle , August 28th, 2021

So-called ‘ghost towns’ attract people in a certain sense, the ailing beauty of their ruins and the atmosphere of silence that is so different from the silence that…

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Forest fires create hell on earth: Yakutia

fstammle , August 14th, 2021

related to the recent post about the forest fires in Siberia, here I share some footage from local people. This is not official news, it’s private people’s videos,…

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Arctic climate amplification and Siberia’s burning forests

fstammle , July 17th, 2021

Usually Arctic amplification is referred to as the reason why the Arctic is warming faster than the earth’s average, as the Arctic’s surface gets darker (due to less…

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Reindeer nomadism as profession, lifestyle, passion and love: Sergei Serotetto

fstammle , June 3rd, 2021

русский текст ниже One of the world’s most respected reindeer nomads, 1954-2021, mourning for a friend (all photos in this post © by Florian Stammler) Один из самых…

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Rain on snow – how do people and reindeer learn to survive?

fstammle , April 30th, 2021

This winter and spring we hear again disastrous news from sudden temperature rises and falls, leading to thick ice-crusts on reindeer pastures that block reindeer’s access to their…

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Trust Versus Paranoia: Can the Siberian fire spirit explain the spectacular failure of the UK Covid track and trace app?

fstammle , April 30th, 2021

Piers Vitebsky (pv100(at)cam.ac.uk) and Roza Laptander (roza.laptander(at)mail.ru) are going to give an interesting example on how to de-provincialise Arctic social sciences. This time on a topic tha…

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The Northern Sea Route and waterway infrastructure in the Russian Arctic: a seminar on anthropological perspectives

Stephan Dudeck , February 19th, 2021

The European University at Saint Petersburg will host a seminar on the Northern Sea Route at its research Center for Arctic Social Studies. The seminar will be held…

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Sudden loss of a great research facilitator

fstammle , December 29th, 2020

This is dedicated to a long term and very good friend, Konstantin Ochepkov, who passed away in Siberia way too early yesterday, just a little over 50 years…

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Long live the tundra nomads!

fstammle , December 18th, 2020

Just found out from the local news that in the Novyi Urengoy hospital two Nenets elders survived covid-19 and recovered from pneumonia, at the age of more than…

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Language, silence and climate in Yamal

fstammle , November 24th, 2020

In spring we were proud to host the world’s first anthropological PhD defence in english by a Nenets colleague, Roza Laptander. Now we are happy that she got…

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The Experience of Displacement and Social Engineering in Kola Saami Oral Histories

lukasallemann , October 11th, 2020

Public defence of the doctoral dissertation by blog contributor Lukas Allemann on 15 Oct 2020 Our team member and periodic blog contributor Lukas Allemann examines in his thesis…

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Covid-19 arrived in the Yamal tundra

fstammle , July 12th, 2020

It was probably a matter of time, but I thought until today ‘how great that the tundra is still free of infections’. The reindeer herders strategy of avoiding…

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Arctic view on Russia’s changed constitution

arcticcentre , July 3rd, 2020

The population of Russia officially supported the suggested changes in the world’s largest country’s constitution, with almost 78% of those who voted. Half of the circumpolar Arctic, incl…

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Ysyakh 2020 – solstice festival online

fstammle , June 21st, 2020

Midsummer, solstice on the 21 June is for many northern peoples and cultures an important holiday. In Finland it’s called Juhannus and a state holiday. In Yakutia, where…

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Permafrost thaw responsible for Norilsk oil spill, impacting indigenous fishing?

fstammle , June 6th, 2020

Talking to a friend in Se Yakha, at the shore of the Ob Bay close to the Kara Sea, I realised how far the consequences of the recent…

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Record early river-thaw in Siberia

fstammle , May 19th, 2020

The warm weather in Siberia seems to have led to an exceptionally early ice-thawing on Siberia’s major rivers. The specific of the river geography here is that all…

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Nenets mothers’ education: another PhD defense

fstammle , May 11th, 2020

After recently having celebrated the world’s first Nenets PhD defense, now we can witness another one, in three days time, 14 May 11.15 Norwegian time! Zoya Vylka Ravna…

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Sacred Site worshipping for good health in Corona times

fstammle , May 4th, 2020

Yamal has a legally protected sacred sites inventory: here, Angalskiy Mys Today in the morning I was just about to brew my breakfast coffee, when my friend Mikhail…

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Evelyn Landerer, Siberia, story about procuring and shipping provisions.

fstammle , April 27th, 2020

Evelyn tells her story about getting ready to go to the forest, from the village of Teteya, Irkutskaya Oblast

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