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- Indigenous reindeer herders under siege by
- Report from a fact-finding-mission to Khanty-Mansi
autonomous region, Institute for Ecology and Action
Anthropology, 17 March 1997. In the Soviet era, Khanty
yielded to political pressure for development of the oil
industry in West Siberia; now, while they have gained a
political say, they are overwhelmed by the economic pressure
for a destructive expansion of that industry.
- Khanty peoples deny permission to auction
traditional lands for oil
- Drillbits & Tailings 21 June 1997.
The Khanty peoples of the Khanty-Mansiysk region in North
Priobskoye on the Ob River in Siberia have rejected a proposal
made in March by the regional government to auction off their
traditional lands for oil development.
- Stalin's Jewish Enclave In Siberia Stages
- By Julius Strauss in Birobidjan, The
Telegraph (UK), 17 August 2004. In 1934 Stalin
declared the area the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidjan
and persuaded tens of thousands of poor Jews from Ukraine
and Belarus to move there as farmers. Local Jews have
effected a remarkable revival, fuelled by a thriving
economy, money from foreign Jewish groups and a return from
Israel of disillusioned migrants.