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Shamanism is still practised in Yamal, however Shamans are often afraid of making themselves known to outsiders. Shamanism was forbidden when Stalin came to power; many Shamans were killed for their beliefs. Mistrust of the state power continues to this day.

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Shamanism is still practised in Yamal, however Shamans are often afraid of making themselves known to outsiders. Shamanism was forbidden when Stalin came to power; many Shamans were killed for their beliefs. Mistrust of the state power continues to this day.
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