Warm hearts in the permafrost

Most of Russia’s Nenets Autonomous Area lies above the Arctic Circle, with a coast bordering three Northern seas. The indigenous peoples are trying to preserve their cultural heritage to pass it to younger generations.

Whether it’s through the enchanting allure of song or the playful prancing of traditional games, or even the careful hands of an artist practicing his trade, the rich cultural diversity within the Nenets Autonomous District endures within the people who live here.