Komi and imperial policy in the Arctic

For the dwellers of middle latitudes, the Pechora river basin, the Northern Ural, the Barents Sea coast are places unattractive and unsuitable for living. However, for a number of indigenous peoples it is a Homeland. Their lifestyle and habits – everything was adapted to the harsh environment. For the centuries people have been living this way, taking everything they needed from progress staying themselves.

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