Opyt razvedeniia domashnikh olenei na arkhipelage Novaia Zemlia

Translated title of the contribution: The experience of reindeer breeding on islands of Novaia Zemlia

Elena Volzhanina

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution


This presentation encourages readers to take a look at the experience of domestic reindeer breeding on the islands of Novaia Zemlia, undertaken in the first third of the 20 century. Through this example is drew attention to the idea of artificial reindeer breeding, which is designed to emphasize an initiation of a food base for population, and in particular to compensate the loss of a significant reduction of the wild deer hunting. Domestic reindeer herding of Novaia Zemlia was existed less than 10 years – from 1928 to 1937, but it left an imprint on the development of hunting and fishing island economy. This was reflected, on the one hand, on genetic mixing of reindeer brought from Kolguev island with wild individuals of Novaia Zemlia which is of recognized as ʻʻgeographical isolatesʼʼ. On the other hand, there is the statement that domestic reindeer on the Novaia Zemlia is Nenets traditional economy. The presentation draws on in-depth archival work.
Translated title of the contributionThe experience of reindeer breeding on islands of Novaia Zemlia
Original languageOther
Title of host publicationEkologiia drevnikh i traditsionnykh obshchestv
Subtitle of host publicationmaterialy V Mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii
EditorsV. N. Adayev, N. P. Matveyeva, N. Ye. Ryabogina, S. M. Slepchenko
Place of PublicationTyumen
PublisherTyumen State University
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9785400013201, 9785400013133
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2016


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