FESTIVAL OF REINDEER HERDERS, RUSSIA
2016. In March, on the frozen river from the village of Iengra, runs a unique event where barbecue, reindeer race and snowmobile ride bring together Russian and Evenk communities nearby. These peoples, with very different cultures, collide for a day and form a merry mix. The Evenk take care of their animals and prepare them for the competition, while the stands overloaded with meat and fish form gatherings where negotiations are swirling.
Russian children frolic with balloons in helicopter form while young Evenk split the crowd, in all directions, on their reindeer. Their small traditional fur boots and their fur caps bobbing to the rhythm of their beasts. Some propose to take a tour of the camp in exchange for a few rubles.