Franz Josef Land, Russian Arctic, in July 2011. Photo by Vladimir Sevostianov.

Social Media is awesome! It provides an unique opportunity to keep in touch with unique people.

In in the end of July 2011, Vladimir Sevostianov, a fb friend of mine, visited
Franz Josef Land and brought amazing photographs of the Russian Arctic in summer.

Take a look at his photographs and learn that the Arctic is not just ice, snow, fog, dark stones and cliffs, and polar bears, but it is also full of real life. Animals, colourful flowers and even mushrooms.

Vladimir Sevostianov is President of Commander Islands and BC Nature Protection and Conservation Association in Russia. A big fan of writing. Check out his page http://proza.ru/avtor/orca7.

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Members of the Ran herders collective after the court decision.

What a great news! Happy about the Samis!

The Swedish Supreme Court has upheld the lower courts, in a landmark decision that recognizes the rights of Sweden’s indigenous population and their reindeer herding.

The following news story was posted on Alaska Dispatch as part of Eye on the Arctic, a collaborative partnership between public and private circumpolar media organizations.

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What a great video! This is the preview of the BBC documentary “Arctic with Bruce Parry.” It’s coming up soon on BBC 1. Don’t miss this unique chance and spectacular insight into the life of Uummannaq, Greenland. Check the schedule on BBC.

Follow also the amazing project Uummannaq Music run by Galya Morrell and Joel Spiegelman in Uummannaq. All project’s news updates might be found on its Facebook page as well.

This post is dedicated to my friends in Uummannaq. Greetings from the Siberian city of Yakutsk! :)

It was said to hear from Ole Jorgen about the absence of sea ice and snow in your area this winter. Hope it would be possible to backward nature processes :(

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Just imagine. You woke up in the morning and see this in the window…

Polar bears invaded the Russian region of Sakha-Yakutia in Siberia's Arctic. Photo by Boris Gorokhov

Polar bears invaded the Russian region of Sakha-Yakutia in Siberia's Arctic. Photo by Boris Gorokhov

Polar bears invaded the Russian region of Sakha-Yakutia in Siberia's Arctic. Photo by Boris Gorokhov

Polar bears are becoming common in the northern part of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia and Far East. They are coming to Yakutia’s Arctic seashore regularly and it is not an extraordinary event anymore.

A decade ago, people considered polar bears’ delving into the region as the sign of bears’ curiousity. Now they come to the mainland for food apparently. Is it the global warming forcing them to penetrate Siberia’s Arctic?..

Take a look at exclusive pictures of polar bears, who recently approached to the weather station in Yakutia, Siberia/ Russia. Initially, the author, Boris Gorokhov, published on the OhotaSakha.ru website dedicated to hunting and fishing in Yakutia… Oh, don’t worry. The photographer is not a hunter and nothing bad happened to Arctic wild animals.

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