Preserving the Khanty Way of Life
The Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous district has existed since 1931.
The bulk of the indigenous population currently lives in villages built by the authorities with the intention of replacing Soviet-era settlement camps. Many younger members of the community have turned their backs on their native culture in order to try to gain a foothold in the modern world.
But some people have stuck to their roots, adjusting their traditional way of life to modernity by incorporating activities such as ethno-tourism.