Companions

The Samoyed or Bjelkier dogs are one of the oldest domesticated canine breeds. The Nenets share their dwellings with these invaluable herding dogs. The tribe manage over 2,000 reindeer and are preparing to cross the Yuribey river from South to North. The migration over the river is only possible at certain points of the year as the water level rises with the summer melt. Migrating on the peninsula is becoming trickier for the herders as the climate gets warmer.

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The Samoyed or Bjelkier dogs are one of the oldest domesticated canine breeds. The Nenets share their dwellings with these invaluable herding dogs. The tribe manage over 2,000 reindeer and are preparing to cross the Yuribey river from South to North. The migration over the river is only possible at certain points of the year as the water level rises with the summer melt. Migrating on the peninsula is becoming trickier for the herders as the climate gets warmer.
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