Reindeer Herders Day, Yamal

April 24, 2012 • Philip BurgessReindeer Herders
And the winner is...

And the winner is… Pic:Gazprom

Across the Russian Federation, April marks the month when ‘Reindeer Herders Day’ is celebrated, and nowhere is it a more elaborate and large celebration than in Yamal.

The events across the region are generously sponsored by Gazprom and its subsidiaries, and feature reindeer races, traditional sporting events and a marketplace. Of course they are major social occasions also, as herders and their families from around the region get a chance to meet up.

Best reindeer racer on the day? Win a snowmobile!

See a series of photos from the events on Yamal here on the Gazprom site.