Hiding from Baba Yaga

  • The Sajano-Shushensk Reservoir, with its hydroelectric power station, is Russia's largest hydroelectric plant. The reservoir changed the climate in the region. It was getting wetter and rainier.

  • It's summer holidays. Valentin injured his head when he made a dive while bathing. In summer brakes are a nuisance, they are everywhere.

  • An old model airplane. One of the countless treasures Yuri find on the garbage damp on which he lives. Sometimes relatives come to visit and pick up toys for their children.

  • Driving through the Sayan Mountains, the road passes 500km through forest. No settlement as far as the eye can see. Only construction workers and dust covering the forests. An attempt to repair the roads before the frost bites through the concrete again.

  • The girl Vaselisa in the village of the Old Believers. Her parents are both deaf and dumb and the only unbelievers in a village that lives strictly to century-old rituals. Her only friend lives in the village of Sissim. The summer holidays over the Yenisei and a walk separates them from each other. "Once we're together again, we'll be holding hands all the time.“

  • Yuri built his little hut on a dump so he can feed his 15 dogs with what he finds in the dump. Everything he owns he found on the rubbish dump. Inside it is dark. He has covered the small windows so that the hut does not heat up too much in the short but hot summer.

  • Yuri in front of his self-built home. "I am a simple worker. Nothing keeps me more in the city. All my friends are in the cemetery. Drugs or alcohol. Here the air is clear and not dirty from all the coal dust in the air. „

  • Biologist Nikolai Putinzov has the largest collection of insects and amphibians in the Tuva area. The biodiversity and water quality are under serious threat from Chinese companies mining gold in large quantities, managing the mercury in the Yenisei and clearing the forests and exporting them to China on a large scale.

  • A large number of fires spread this summer in Siberia. A dry and warm winter caused many fires. At the same time, wildfires are commonplace in the densely wooded area. Here the forest is burning not far from the city of Minusinsk.

  • Valentin describes himself as an anarchist ecologist. He is a retired officer .. Today he lives on his small property in the forest. Even at minus 50 degrees, he sleeps by the fire, outside or in his small tent. At daytime he patrolls through forests, extinguishing forest fires or protecting ant hills. "Where there is a big ant hill, there are no ticks."

  • The guardian spirits of the shaman Kara-ool hang in his treatment room in the shamanic clinic. His grandparents hid the ancient ancestral masks in caves in front of the Soviets. Today, shamanism can be freely practiced again and many people remember their roots and seek advice and healing from shamans.

  • While waiting for the bus, Dolgar Dmitrievna’s daughter is sleeping on her lap in the summer heat. In the summer temperatures in the Republic of Tuva climb to 50 degrees plus. In winter it gets up to minus 50 degrees. cold

  • The hydropower plant Sajano-Shushenskaya GES. It is the largest of Russia and the 9th largest in the world. Here, the water power of the Yenisei is harnessed. The plant was built to power the huge aluminum factories in Krasnoyarsk. With two giant dams they created lakes of almost 400km length. Villages sank in the water, the climate changed. A dense fog swept over the river.

  • A traditional horse race of the Tuvinese National Festival Naadym in the steppe, at 43 degrees. The horses and their riders cover a distance of 30km. Seven horses died in the heat.

  • Khuresh is a type of wrestling sport and the national sport of the Tuvan Republic, a partially recognized state in southern Siberia. No national festivity is celebrated without a khuresh match. The people of Tuva even create sagas and legends about their favorite athletes, ascribing supernatural qualities to them. In this picture, two young athletes are practicing khuresh: the fighter who first touches the ground with any part of his body except for his feet or hands, loses

  • In the Soviet Union there was a lot of industry in Siberia. Today, the people feel forgotten by Moscow politics. In Tuva unemployment is very high, alcohol consumption and the use of synthetic drugs have become a major problem. The capital of Tuva, Kysyl, is considered the most dangerous city in Russia. The former huge flour factory is closed. Even grain is only imported.

  • Evgenii with his rat Barclay in his apartment in Krasnoyarsk. Next year, he will move to the US for five months to earn enough money to own a car. After watching the movie Ratatouille, he immediately bought a rat at the pet store.

  • Biologist Nikolai Putinzov has the largest collection of insects and amphibians in the Tuva area. The biodiversity and water quality are under serious threat from Chinese companies mining gold in large quantities, managing the mercury in the Yenisei and clearing the forests and exporting them to China on a large scale.

  • Ballerina Julia dances five hours a day at the Ballet Academy in Krasnoyarsk. In addition to ballet lessons, also regular school subjects are taught. Julia dreams of becoming a ballerina.

  • A small ferry boat is the only connection to the village of Old Believers, Erzhey. The Old Believers turned against the reforms of the Patriarch Nikon, who reformed from 1652 texts and rites of Russian Orthodox worship. Therefore, many fled to the most remote areas of Russia. First from the Tsar, later from the Soviets. Along the upper reaches of the small Yenissei, there are many small villages of the Old Believers, which still try to live self-sufficient, far away from Western influences.

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