Year in the North

Volume Two. A trip to the northern rivers. Collections Pavel Gusev. Illustration from the archives of Peter Zverev Vidal walrus you live? — Where can I see it, old man? — AND that guy anywhere. On Picture something there he had you look like the same. Great because he had our lives; orcas only a smaller and all these beluga, seal it, hares, harp seal — all it smaller. One thing to tell you: the fat from it pounds on 15, at 20 drips from a patient. AT sell it and with Tink (fangs) and with haravinoy Read more [...]
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Secrets of the northern boreal forest

Reserve "Vishera" - one of the ten largest in Europe - is located in a remote area of ​​the Northern Urals. EDGE intact forests.State Reserve «Vishersky» It founded February 26, 1991. Protected areas — 2412 km2 — much more than the European states such as Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco. Within the reserve there are no roads and settlements. This leads to inaccessibility of the reserve and some difficulties in the organization of its security and study. Flora & Fauna Reserve astonishingly varied: there are more than 528 species; Read more [...]
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Year in the North

Starting at the coastal sands of the river Mezen and flabby, but still high and thick bushes framing the wooded banks of the river town of Mezen higher, tundra, named for these rivers and the city besprivetnoy desert stretches to the far shores of the Pechora. Illustration from the archives of Peter Zverev Too thousand miles lay on it fondly, and five hundred marched from the places where begins the boundless plain of the Arctic Sea, chained in granite shore up the dense forests, which have acquired the southern half of the county and Mezensky And Pinezheskogo which Read more [...]
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North period in the works by Konstantin Korovin

In the history of exploration and development of the Russian North highlights the period from 1870 to the end of the 1910s. It is a time of heightened interest of humanity to the Arctic. General craze involves not only scientists and researchers. He is amenable to journalists, writers and artists. It is the turn of the century in the Russian North rush domestic writers KD Wore, EL Lviv-Kochetov, Vas.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, artists KA Korovin, VA Serov, AA Borisov, LF Pischalkino, VV Bookbinders, and others.North attracted figures of Russian art and literature unique ancient monuments, unique landscapes Read more [...]
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Reindeer — a storehouse of biologically active substances

Products reindeer every year is gaining value and is becoming increasingly important because it is environmentally friendly and is a storehouse of biologically active substances.Photo U.S. Geological Survey / FLICKR.COM Venison in Unlike beef and lamb, characterized by a high content of nitrogen extractives, vitamins, macro- and trace elements. Venison is well absorbed by the human body, and has tonic healing properties. It has a positive effect on the human immune system.The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, the municipal enterprise «Yamal deer» Read more [...]
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«Foreigners» in expeditions

Residents of northern Russia, Siberia and Norway for centuries lived in the arctic and sub-arctic climate, has the knowledge and experience required for polar research.The polar researchers took an active part in destinies «foreigners». So, Vladimir Rusanov helped his Nenets conductor Tyko (Ilya) Vylka reveal the talent of the painter. Having the opportunity to study in Moscow Vylka became one of the most unique artists Nenets. His paintings are in Petersburg and museums Arkhangelsk.  Therefore, the organizers of the expedition sought to attract Read more [...]
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Fisheries of the North

(From the collection of Pavel Gusev)"Visiting the Samoyed." Illustration from the book. More than a hundred years have passed moment of artistic expedition Russian painter, the first painter of the Arctic, writer, public figure, researcher of the polar lands Alexander A. Borisov. AT his essays on this expedition «In Samoyeds. From Pinegi up Kara Sea» We do not appear before us Only pictures of the Far North, but and a description of the life and crafts peoples inhabiting it.[mkref = 3195]Far North its grim, but powerful and mysterious Read more [...]
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A few words about the decline of seal hunting in the North

Residents of villages located on the shores of the White Sea, as well as along the banks of rivers flowing into it - Mezen and the Coulomb with their tributaries, - each year are sent to morskie seal hunting that produce during the winter four times and called: zimnestoronskim, kedovskim, konushinskim and nernitskim (Ustye).On fishery is 1,500, and each industrialist kills about 10 extra animals, the each year, with one kedovskom fisheries, destroyed useless 15 000 seals. These names originated from the names of the banks, with which the industrialists descend Read more [...]
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The attraction Kola

A wave and moan, and cry,And at the splash aboard the ship.Melted in the distant fog Rybachy — Birthmarks our land ...A lot of joys in our lives feel only contrasts. It is necessary to exhaustion tired to understand how great and just lie nothing is do. Or a day have to assess how delicious soup with the usual hunk of black bread. And to experience the beauty of the warm summer sun, it is necessary to go to the sea for a week — for the full experience better for the Barents. It seems that this logic guided community members Read more [...]
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Hot «Chinese» in the cold North

Cars from China, especially in the segment of off-road vehicles, tougher competition with domestic "crooks". Low cost, good military, unpretentious, they are more likely to attract the attention of hunters and fishermen, hunted in godforsaken distant expanses and road builders. In the Russian market SUVs H3 (c this year called Hover H3 Great Wall H3) are in steady demand from lovers ride on and lanes off-road. Vortices ability we have seen in the prohvatit restyled Hover H3 New, in including New version of the H3 TURBO at Arkhangelsk province. Read more [...]
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Bear Fever in the Wild North

Wild coast of the White Sea - a good place for hunting: people a little, but a lot of abandoned villages. In one of these and I happened to be with my friends.When falls raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, cloudberries, Bear is switched on dairy ovsy.Nablyudatelnye hunters argue that it is not each variety of oats bear will eat. All the days we spent in hunting geese and for an evening of fun by going to the hut.One evening to We arrived fishermen who lived in Forest hut right on beach, kilometers six of us. It Read more [...]
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During the spring the north

That's over spring hunting in the suburbs. Ten days - a short time to meet the needs of the hunting passion and in communion with nature. Having met in late April, to exchange experiences and to discuss the results, we decided to extend the hunting season for himself by throwing himself in pursuit of walking to the North in the spring.By current center Kosachev teeth rode a large wolverine. Oh, that's what scared the current! That's who is not I gave a performance watch! Phoned with old friends, I asked for them to hunt. They gave the go-ahead, and immediately Read more [...]
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Invisible northern shaft

I remember the fall flight of ducks in 1983 at the beginning of October in a hunting economy of the Tver region, where hunting came very high Soviet functionaries. Photo by Sergey Loseva.V any case, Duck Hunt necessary disguise. Many of them were already stuffed plastic Italian production, causing a healthy envy Hunters who are easier. I shortly before this has got stuffed duck production Omsk tire factory. AT those days this was a great success, because that was sold at the us hunting stores, stuffed ducks could be called very conditional. On it Read more [...]
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Berry North

In the midst of the time of collection of one of the most popular fruit in Russia - cranberries. It should be golden autumn, and harvesting of this berry can be called the closure of berry-mushroom season. Photo Darya Shatov Umnogih is not just picking berries and special ritual, combined with fishing and holiday, the closing of the tourist season. No wonder even have a word — «…but not for cranberries name and they ask for cranberries».For many inhabitants of the northern regions of cranberry ancient times was one of Read more [...]
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Kamchatka can lose reindeer

Wild reindeer is included in the Red Book of KamchatkaPhoto: Fotolia The results of the 2010 census of wild reindeer within the Kamchatka Peninsula continues to decline.For 5 years, the total population of ungulates on the peninsula fell from 2.5 thousand to 950 individuals! Specialists of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve regard this situation as a very disturbing signal, which requires urgent measures to protect the species from total annihilation!In Kamchatka, home to one of the largest subspecies of reindeer Palearctic. The world's largest antlers of reindeer is now owned by an Read more [...]
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Venison in the kitchen aborigines

More than fifty years I have been working in the Far North. Every year in different regions for a long time I have shared shelter and food to the indigenous peoples of white silence and green sea taiga. Photos Tomi Knuutila / flickr.com The basis of their power make environmentally friendly products — meat and fish, which are rich in protein, fat, close-up — and trace elements, vitamins and other valuable substances. This allows the indigenous peoples of the North in the harsh extreme conditions support the physiological status of the organism at an optimum level.Knowledge Read more [...]
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The deer on postage stamps

Modern deer family includes several dozen species, each of which has its own unique history. From the archive of author Exactly how many species of deer once lived on this planet for millions of years, continuing its history, can not be determined. Judging from the fossil material, which is stored in museums around the world, and for the reconstruction of their appearance, we can talk about the existence of a huge number of amazing shapes representatives deer disappeared from the face of the planet.The variety of species of deer is not only external differences, but also differences Read more [...]
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Moving in the Far North

Often, it is necessary to carry out long passages of snow and ice deserts of the Arctic. Such maneuvers involve a number of features of the North, and of the dangers of too. To learn how to make the transition to the polar regions we'll talk in this article. The complexities of the Arctic during the transition associated with surface features. Open land in the region is not to find: only snow of varying degrees of looseness; ice; rarely rocky ledges. Conveniently only go on a dense, ulezhavshemusya snow. To move on smooth ice only with a special climbing shoes with spikes. Difficulties also arise Read more [...]
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The orientation of the stars

Orienteering during extreme survival in the wild – it is extremely important. Must use all possible ways and signs to navigate in unfamiliar terrain and choose the right path to salvation. In many areas of extreme travel at night is extremely dangerous. This has to be resorted only when it is impossible to go during the day because of the heat or other reasons. But clear, starry night – the perfect time to to navigate by the stars and to chart the route the next day. Of course, orienteering at night is quite limited, since it is not always the sky is clear and the stars are clearly Read more [...]
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NIGHT PICTURE SHOW :

"NORTH Wall" hood. the movie Dramatic picture of 2 climbers, based on real events. 1936. The North wall of the Eiger - last "unsolved problem" of the Alps, for which Hitler himself promises to deliver gold medals in the Berlin Olympics... There are three famous traditional wall North orientation - Grandes Jorasses, Matterhorn, Eiger. First - in 1931 - PAL, Materhorn. In 1935 was passed wall Grand ARASA. But specifically the North wall of the Eiger dubbed the "Wall of death".Specifically it authorities of the Canton in 1938 was prohibited to climb, and rescuers contrary to all the canons Read more [...]
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