Early summer in Naryan Mar

As usual I have to skip my plans. The border zone permission is not yet ready, plane tickets booked out. A lot of paperwork for the local registration to do. But the weather is changing and the sun comes out. It’s shining around the clock already. My local partners here from the Nenets Association “Yasavey” do everything they can to help me.


Self Portrait in Naryan Mar

Probably I’ll not make it to the Kanin Peninsula (border zone) and the reindeer herders there, but with some luck I’ll travel to the easternmost Bolshezemelskaia Tundra and the cost of the Barents Sea in July.

For the next days I’ll visit people and institutions here in Naryan Mar and walk through the city.


One of the few old houses left in the city centre

Now it’s almost summer. Still two and a half month ago, when I left the region, it was all covered in snow and deep winter. Instead of snow, the wind is playing with the sand now. Everything else still in its place and people believe I didn’t leave at all.


Flowers left from the Victory day at 9th of May at the monument for the WWII Reindeer herder veterans

I still need some wellingtons and then I’ll travel by boat to the village of Khongurei south of Naryan Mar on the River Pechora.


The bank of the River Pechora at the harbour of Naryan Mar


About Stephan Dudeck

Anthropologist at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland, the Centre for Arctic Social Studies at the European University at Saint Petersburg and the Centre of Arctic and Siberian Exploration at the Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
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3 Responses to Early summer in Naryan Mar

  1. Стефан, привет. Ты опять в Нарьян-Маре? Позвони, буду рада увидеть тебя.

  2. Tuula Tuisku says:

    Stephan. Good, you are on your way to Khongurei. There will snow and cold days still in June.

  3. Stephan Dudeck says:

    Да через день я отправлюсь в Хонгурей/ Saturday I’ll leave for Khongurei. Буду держать связь и писать чумработнице о своих приключениях там. И здесь конечно тоже.

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