Tag: Yamal

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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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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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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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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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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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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Successful doctoral Dissertation Defense: When we got reindeer, we moved to live to the tundra – The spoken and Silenced History of the Yamal Nenets

Roza Laptander , April 24th, 2020


Roza Laptander’s public dissertation defense took place online on the 29th of  April 2020 at 10 a.m. Finnish time. “In Christianity, at the beginning was the word –…


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Arctic Security and Anthropology

fstammle , January 29th, 2020


Our colleagues Gunhild Hoogensen Gjorv with Marc Lanteigne  launched the Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, of which they are the main editors, and where there are some chapters…


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1st December: “World Aids Day” Всемирный день борьбы со СПИДом – ВИЧ и коренные народы Севера в России HIV and indigenous peoples in Russia

Stephan Dudeck , December 4th, 2019


(English version see blow) picture: WHO/ВОЗ В связи с этой датой хотелось бы обратить внимание на один аспект эпидемия ВИЧ инфекции в России, который еще недостаточно изучен и мало…


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Problems of gigantic reindeer slaughter plan for Yamal-Nenets nomads

fstammle , September 22nd, 2016


The recent announcement by the Yamal government to artificially reduce the number of reindeer in the Yamal-Nenets Okrug by a quarter of a million animals has caused a…


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Why do reindeer nomads migrate at night in spring?

fstammle , March 10th, 2015


Anybody who has moved on a sledge, or even snowmobile, in spring in the Arctic, knows the answer to that question. Perfect migration condition in spring: why burn…


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