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In Siberia, Oil Companies And Reindeer Herders Fight For Rights To Land

In the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of western Siberia, many families of the Khanty minority make their living by herding reindeer. But the territory where they live has been leased to an oil company, whose operations restrict the herders' movements and damage the land. Some herders have become environmental activists, filing thousands of complaints and even taking cases to court to try to fight the developers' encroachment.