Dmitry Artyukhov invited Fyodor Konyukhov to the Reindeer Herder’s Day
14:44 19 февраля 2020
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The governor of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov conducted the meeting with the world famous traveler Fyodor Konyukhov in his expedition headquarters in Moscow. They talked about expeditions and creative work of the traveler, the world records he had set, and development of the Russian North. Fyodor Konyukhov said that the last time he had been to Yamal in the 80-ies of the last century.
“I walked from Ob to Yenisei, through Labytnangi, through Salekhard. At the time I marked that your people were beautiful and kind. Everyone welcomed us and helped us. I love your land. The North is completely different now. In the 80-ies there was almost nothing there. And now, I am sure, there are modern cities, completely different life. Nowhere else the North is being developed as much as in our country”, said Fyodor Konyukhov.
Dmitry Artyukhov invited the traveler this spring to organize an expedition to Yamal and personally to evaluate the changes taking place.
“We invite You to Salekhard for the Reindeer Herder’s Day. This is our ethnic holiday, which attracts tourists to Yamal not only from Russia, but also from all over the world. We also invite You to visit the ethnic nomadic camp “The Land of Hope”, Beliy Island and Sabetta. You will see how Yamal is being developed, and how traditions of northern peoples are preserved”, the head of the region said.
According to the press service of the head of Yamal, Fyodor Konyukhov accepted the invitation. His expedition to Yamal will begin at the end of March 2020. The traveler will participate in the celebration of the Reindeer Herder’s Day, where residents and guests of the capital of the region, the town Salekhard, will be able to communicate with him. Fyodor Konyukhov will also spend several days in tundra, in the reindeer herders’ camp, will visit “The Land of Hope”, the settlement Sabetta and will go by snowmobile towards Beliy Island.
The expedition of Fyodor Konyukhov to Yamal will become the central episode of the documentary film about development of the Russian Arctic by a Russian filmmaker, an ethnographer and a member of the Russian geographical society Leonid Kruglov.
Photos can be found here: https://sever-press.ru/2020/02/19/dmitrij-artjuhov-priglasil-fjodora-konjuhova-na-den-olenevoda/