Russians in the far north of the country are turning to ancient handicrafts and reindeer husbandry to help survive hard economic times.
Russia has about two-thirds of the world's population of domesticated reindeer, herded on a territory of more than three million square kilometres on the tundra, forest-tundra, taiga and mountain areas.
Reindeer husbandry is one of the most important areas of indigenous employment especially in the remote Arctic and Siberian regions and forms the basis of local culture and traditions.
Mar 30, 2009
Europe's largest gold coin is drawing admiring glances at the Ljubljana International Collectors' Fair The solid 24-carat coin is affectionately known as Big Phil and weighs in at more than 30 kilogrammes.
Peruvian magician Princess Inca leaves onlookers spellbound as she seemingly levitates in mid-air.
Thousands of poisonous cane toads met their fate Sunday as gleeful Australians gathered for a celebratory mass killing of the hated amphibians, with many of the creatures' corpses being turned into fertilizer.
A 40 foot-long replica of a female spiny lobster was transported to a new home at an open-air artists colony in Islamorada, Florida.
The giant crustacean will perhaps become a new landmark for tourists there.
A woman said to be the oldest living person in Kazakhstan celebrates her 130th birthday on Thursday.
Sahan Dosova claims she was born on March 27, 1879.