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Lifestyle in Siberia and the Russian North
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Chapter 2

Fig. 2.1.

New apartment blocks are rising all over Krasnoiarsk, displacing single-storey timber houses, especially in the central districts. The large Soviet-era garage complexes for private cars occupy considerable parts of the urban space. Garages continue to be used for private storage, often including cellars to store produce grown on the dacha; sometimes they are used for car-repair businesses or workshops. Photograph by Dennis Zuev, 31 March 2018, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.2.

Krasnoiarsk is one of the large urban centres in Siberia with a significant number of timber-made houses (chastnyi sektor, in the foreground). The city has gradually expanded on both banks of the river. Many of its dacha communities occupy the surrounding hills, as can be seen in the background. Photograph by Dennis Zuev, 31 March 2018, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.3.

Long-distance train passengers using a longer stop at Irkutsk railway station for a smoking break or communication by mobile phone (during the train ride, network coverage is often weak or non-existent). Photograph by Joachim Otto Habeck, 17 July 2017, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.4.

Many airplane journeys within the Russian Far East are subsidised through a federal programme, which makes trips from Vladivostok to smaller towns in the region more comfortable and faster than those by coach, for residents and non-residents. Photograph by Dennis Zuev, August 2011, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.5.

Helicopter landing for a brief stop near a Komi reindeer-herders’ camp on the territory of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Photograph by Joachim Otto Habeck, 23 October 1998, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.6.

New airport terminal at Yemel’ianovo (Krasnoiarsk) under construction for the Universiade 2019. Photograph by Dennis Zuev, 21 September 2017, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.7.

Bridge-building for a new road in the Saian Mountains (Kuraginskii Raion). Photograph by Dennis Zuev, 6 May 2009, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.8.

Urban visitors using the bonnet of their car for a picnic on the occasion of the Day of the Reindeer Herder in Russkinskaia, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — Yugra. Photograph by Stephan Dudeck, 30 March 2009. Courtesy of the photographer, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.9.

Karakatitsa (a light but robust vehicle for transport in roadless areas). Villagers of Chavan’ga (Kola Peninsula) assist in kick-starting the vehicle. Photograph by Masha Shaw, 25 July 2011, with the permission of the individuals depicted, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.10.

Russian shuffle-traders (chelnoki) with typical striped bags (risovki) boarding the ferry from Heihe (China) to Blagoveshchensk (Russia) across the Amur. Photograph by Dennis Zuev, July 2007, CC-BY.

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Fig. 2.11.

Scribbling a phone number into the sand at the embankment of River Vakh, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug — Yugra. Photograph by Stephan Dudeck, August 2006. Courtesy of the photographer, CC-BY.

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Chapter 3

Fig. 3.1.

Tundra selfie. Terskii Coast, Murmansk Oblast, 2010. Photo: Masha Shaw’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 3.2.

Adventure calling! Kamenka River, Terskii Coast, Murmansk Oblast, 2014. Photo: Masha Shaw’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 3.3.

Never an idle moment: crossing the River Chavan’ga on the way to work, 2011. Photo: Masha Shaw’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Chapter 4

Fig. 4.1.

In the spa (kurort) of Arshan in Tunka District (Buryatia), the local administration kept track of “the number of patients that underwent treatment in the spa”. Since its pre-revolutionary beginnings, the spa claims to have received steadily growing number of visitors. At present, the two sanatoriums of Arshan attract customers with medical treatment, health and relaxation for the whole family (http://kurort-arshan.ru). Photograph by Luděk Brož, 2011, CC-BY.

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Fig. 4.2.

Tourists on the rope bridge that connects the village of Chemal with Patmos, a small island with a monastery. Photograph by Luděk Brož, 2010, CC-BY.

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Chapter 5

Fig. 5.1.

Paris: not just a picture in a book. Summer, 2001. Photo: Dennis Zuev’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 5.2.

A social encounter on the Black Sea coast. Alupka, summer 1991. Photo: Joseph L. Long’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 5.3.

Zhanna’s return to Berlin, July 2000. Photo: Joachim Otto Habeck’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Chapter 6

Fig. 6.1.

Mother in the newspaper, Yanrakynnot (Chukotka), 1999. Photo: Jaroslava Panáková’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.2.

Christmas celebration in a private living room, Altai Republic, 2004. Photo: Luděk Brož (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.3.

In memory of the deceased son, Novoe Chaplino, 1990s. Photo: Jaroslava Panáková’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.4.

Portrait from kindergarten times, Tegi (Berezovskii Raion), 1992. Photo: Ina Schröder’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.5.

First day at school (pervyi zvonok), Khanty-Mansiisk, 1 September 2008. Photo: Ina Schröder’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.6.

Army pledge, near Rubtsovsk (Altai Krai), 2006. Photo: Ina Schröder’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.7.

Self in unity with nature, near Yakutsk, summer 2006. Photo: Eleanor Peers’ interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.8.

Contemplative moment near a lighthouse in Japan, 2011. Photo: Dennis Zuev’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.9.

Family portrait taken in a professional studio in Kemerovo, 1983. Photo: Artem Rabogoshvili’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.10.

Self as mother with son, Sochi, 1983. Photo: Ina Schröder’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.11.

Achieved motherhood manifested through images of children. Here it is accentuated by the capacity to finance a holiday journey to China (early 2000s). Photo: Eleanor Peers’ interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.12.

Picture from childhood with father and brother, Yanrakkynnot (Chukotka), 1990. Photo: Jaroslava Panáková’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.13.

Family picture in a reindeer herder’ cabin, Numto, 2006. Photo: Ina Schröder’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.14.

Group portrait taken by auto-timer in auntie’s flat, Barnaul 2010. Photo: Joachim Otto Habeck’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.15.

Enjoying a dinner with a relative, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), 2009. Photo: Artem Rabogoshvili’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.16.

A moment in a newly opened Italian restaurant in Krasnoiarsk, 2011. Photo: Dennis Zuev’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.17.

Scene from a live-action role play near Miass, Cheliabinsk Oblast, 2011. Photo: Tatiana Barchunova’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.18.

Studio portrait of himself on his birthday, Novosibirsk, 1985. Photo: Joachim Otto Habeck’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.19.

Cropping out the collective. Business meeting in a café in Paris, 2009. Photo: Joachim Otto Habeck’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 6.20.

“We are very close friends still”: dinner in a hotel in Novosibirsk, 2010. Photo: Joachim Otto Habeck’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Chapter 7

Fig. 7.1.

Yhyakh participants at a banquet. Photograph by Eleanor Peers, June 2012, CC-BY.

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Fig. 7.2.

A picture of Baiaanai at a shamanic temple in Suntar’ Region. Photograph by Eleanor Peers, March 2011, CC BY.

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Fig. 7.3.

A carving of Baiaanai, on sale at a fair in Yakutsk. Photograph by Eleanor Peers, November 2010, CC-BY.

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Fig. 7.4.

A representation of Baiaanai at Yhyakh in the town of Mirnyi. Photograph by Eleanor Peers, July 2011, CC-BY.

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Chapter 8

Fig. 8.1.

Sabantui Festival held by the Tatar national-cultural organisation of Ulan-Ude. Photograph by Artem Rabogoshvili, 2011, CC-BY.

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Fig. 8.2.

Nooruz Festival organized by the Kyrgyz national-cultural organization of Irkutsk. Photograph by Artem Rabogoshvili, 2011, CC-BY.

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Chapter 9

Fig. 9.1.

Warriors inspect the fortress from outside. Photograph by Sergei Remizov, near Saranpaul, 2016. Courtesy of the photographer, CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 9.2.

A warrior chooses his bride. Photograph by Sergei Remizov, near Saranpaul, 2016. Courtesy of the photographer, CC-BY-ND.

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Chapter 10

Fig. 10.1.

A scene from the live-action role play “Black Prince” (Chërnyi Prints) in 2018 as part of the annual “Makarena” events. Source: https://vk.com/club27365038?z=album-27365038_253779390

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Fig. 10.2.

Online forum for the “Makarena” on VKontakte. Screenshot as of 10 September 2018. The forum contains many posts about clothes, gear, weapons, etc. offered for exchange, purchase, or free of charge. Source: https://vk.com/club 27365038

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Fig. 10.3.

Natasha Permiakova during a LARP event near St Petersburg, August 2001. Photo: Tatiana Barchunova’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 10.4.

Aleksandra Anikina hitch-hiking from the outskirts of Novosibirsk towards Tomsk, summer 2007. Photo: Tatiana Barchunova’s interviewee (with permission), CC-BY-ND.

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Fig. 10.5.

Vadim Zevlever (Makar). Cropped version of a photo published on 20 July 2019 in the forum for the “Makarena” on VKontakte on the occasion of the forum having reached 3,000 members. Source: https://vk.com/club27365038.

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