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News from the Siberian Tribes

Chukchee author Yuri Rytkheu dies

The writer Yuri Rytkheu, from the Siberian Chukchee tribe, died in St. Petersburg last week. Rytkheu was known as the most significant indigenous author in Russia.

Siberian peoples protest against oil and gas pipelines

One hundred Nivkh, Evenk, and Uilta people of Siberia have blocked roads with their reindeer for three days in protest against the planned construction of two huge oil and gas pipelines on their land.