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Preserving the Khanty Way of Life

The Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous district has existed since 1931. 

The bulk of the indigenous population currently lives in villages built by the authorities with the intention of replacing Soviet-era settlement camps. Many younger members of the community have turned their backs on their native culture in order to try to gain a foothold in the modern world.

But some people have stuck to their roots, adjusting their traditional way of life to modernity by incorporating activities such as ethno-tourism. 

 Fyodor Telkov, a photographer from Yekaterinburg, documented the everyday life of a Khanty family. You can follow Fyodor on Instagram here.