North Pole Saga continues, Indigenous Peoples in Russia

August 14, 2007 • Philip BurgessBlog

The saga of the recent Arctic ‘gold rush’ has been receiving a lot of attention from the world’s media, with at least one commentator thinking that Russia may actually have harmed its own interests by its expedition. The Nordic Council of Ministers reiterated that the the Nordic countries had a particular responsibility for the state of the environment in the Arctic. The Arctic is of course a homeland for many indigenous peoples, many of whom are in Russia, a fact highlighted by Russia Today in their recent overview, who also featured a story on the Mansi.

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