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11 Jan, 2021 09:37

Tundra Wonder Mums

Pavla Nikolaevna is a "chumworker" – a housewife living in the Russian tundra. Together with her husband, they continue their family’s tradition of driving reindeer herds in the far north. Instead of a regular flat, this family chooses to live in their chum – a reindeer-fur-covered hut. Even in winter, when the temperature outside falls to -34° C, they move the chum several times a week, as per the ancient herding practice. While the men watch over the herds, the women work in the chum, making their snow dwelling warm and comfortable. The Nikolaevnas have seven children and a flat in a nearby city, but they keep returning to the land of the reindeer. Witness why, for them, life on the frozen tundra never loses it appeal.

Watch "Tundra wonder moms" on RTD website and on RT's live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT's schedule page.