Ainana Tagrina: a Girl from the North

News   •   Dec 27, 2013 07:06 GMT

Ainana Tagrina is an ethnic Chukchi, one of indigenous peoples of the Russian Far North. According to the 2010 census, the Chukchi numbered 15,908 people, most of them on the Chukotka Peninsula, the easternmost part of Russia. Thus, the Chukchi people are the first Eurasians to see the sunrise (in summer, of course).

Ainana's biography has much in common with biographies of her Russian peers, and at the same time she is remarkably bright person. As she says in her interview with gbtimes, “my family is a classic example of how political troubles in a country and the world affect the private life of ordinary people.”

Her homeland is in a small village Enmelen near Cape Bering. From here it is easier to get to Anchorage than to Moscow.

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