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Reindeer skins processing facility opened in Nenets settlement of Nelmin-Nos

The first batch of finished products is due to reach the market at the end of 2023.

10 February 2023

Funds for the construction—RUB 32 mn—were allocated from the federal and regional budgets. As part of an agreement between the district administration and the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic. Smotrim writes about it.

Nelmin-Nos is a settlement of genuine reindeer herders. The edge of the earth, beyond that only the Arctic Ocean. Local life has been honed over the centuries. Even now, life would not be possible without these strong and hardy tundra inhabitants. Reindeer have provided man with literally everything: food, clothing, a home. They have become a source of life.

It is not only the fatness of a reindeer that is valued, the skins are used to make clothes and shoes. It has unique thermal protection properties. They make a shelter. The most expensive part of it is the nyuki. A minimum of 80 reindeer skins are needed to make such a cover.

For now, the settlement will only supply its own needs, but there are plans to increase production.


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