Support The Moscow Times!

Jingle All the Way: Spending Christmas with Russia's Arctic Reindeer Herds

Santa's reindeer helpers may be making some special appearances in the run-up to Christmas Eve, but in Russia's Arctic Nenets Autonomous Region, herding the gentle beasts is an ancient way of life. Photographer Sergei Karpukhin took a closer look at the region's reindeer herders and their livestock in Russia's snowy winter tundra.

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.