Problems of gigantic reindeer slaughter plan for Yamal-Nenets nomads

The recent announcement by the Yamal government to artificially reduce the number of reindeer in the Yamal-Nenets Okrug by a quarter of a million animals has caused a discussion in Russia that has now spilled over to the international arena. The Siberian Times has thoroughly reported about the plans both from the pro and the contra side.

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Sometimes reindeer herds in Yamal look huge, but actually nomadism on reindeer requires a lot of transport animals. Will herders be allowed to keep them?

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